ABC News Investigates For-Profit Education: Recruiters at the University of Phoenix

Miller claimed that universities began to change even before the GAO's report on their misleading practices, including changing how recruiters are compensated (so they do not receive bonuses or prizes for recruiting students), offering "test drive" programs to help people figure out if higher education is for them and focusing more on consumer protection.

When asked why for-profit universities don't return money back to those who have been misled by their solicitations, Miller said: "There are other countries in the world like Canada which have a different system and it's something we're going to look at."

But Miller admitted that the industry has no plan in place to pay back those who are carrying a debt from for-profit schools.

Whatever the industry's plans for future, Dalmier said it won't help heal what happened.

"If they tell you something, investigate it before you enroll in their program. You really need to find out the truth and how to further your passion or your dream," she said. "That way, you don't end up like me."

After ABC News' interview with Pepicello, the University of Phoenix offered Dalmier a scholarship for a bachelor's degree of her choosing. Dalmier said she is considering their proposal.

Pepicello also said he plans to change the school's recruiting practices, especially the current model of compensation, and will be offering students a "test drive."

Click HERE to read a letter to ABC News from William Pepicello.

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