Garvey alleges that UCLA duped her into enrolling in a master’s program in public health. Cyndy says she had no interest in going back to school when the university approached her, but decided to go for it when she was told it would be no cost to her. Garvey claims she was told UCLA itself would foot half the bill and a rich alumnus would cover the other half, as her “celebrity status” would benefit the program.
Cyndy completed the program in 2009 and was shocked to receive a $20k tax lien for unpaid debt to UCLA in 2012. Garvey wants the university to pay $25k to even the score.
Do you think Cyndy Garvey was duped or do you think she misunderstood her responsibilities?