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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 13, 2011
Apollo Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Arizona   0-25232   86-0419443
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
4025 S. Riverpoint Parkway, Phoenix,    
Arizona   85040
(Address of principal executive
  (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (480) 966-5394
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Section 8 — Other Events
Item 8.01   Other Events.
     Today, Apollo Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, The University of Phoenix, Inc., has received a Civil Investigative Demand from the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts. The Demand relates to an investigation under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93A, Section 6, of possible unfair or deceptive methods, acts, or practices by for-profit educational institutions in connection with the recruitment of students and the financing of education. The Demand requires the University to produce documents and detailed information and to give testimony regarding a broad spectrum of the University’s business for the time period of January 1, 2002 to the present. Apollo Group believes that Massachusetts is one of a coalition of several states considering investigatory or other inquires into recruiting practices and the financing of education at proprietary educational institutions.
     Apollo Group is evaluating the Demand.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  Apollo Group, Inc.
May 13, 2011  By:   /s/ Sean B. W. Martin    
    Name:   Sean B. W. Martin   
    Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary