DENVER (CBS4)- A university specializing in medical marijuana has been ordered to refund tuition to a former student.

Greenway University was shut down in July after being accused of falsifying its application. The State of Colorado ordered the tuition reimbursement after a hearing on Tuesday.

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Student Aaron Smith demanded his money back after the university shut its doors. He was enrolled to learn about the medical marijuana business.

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“I didn’t ask them to fabricate information on their application to the state. I didn’t ask them to offer their classes in a grow house,” said Smith.

Greenway’s CEO and Chancellor’s prior criminal convictions were not noted on the university’s application.

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The state board appointed by the governor to oversee private occupational schools met to discuss Smith’s case. The decided because his application was not signed by a registered agent, Smith should get half his money back.

“The Attorney General seems to only recognize that I would be entitled to half a refund, but I feel confident I can demonstrate in Denver County Court that I deserve a full refund,” said Smith.

Among Smith’s claims is that students were taken to a marijuana grow operation. The state said for students to come in contact with actual marijuana would be a legal violation.

Greenway said students brought to that grow house were state registered medical marijuana patients.

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Other Greenway students are not automatically entitled to a refund. They’ll have to file a complaint with the state showing why they should get their money back.