Doors Close at BioHealth and Bryman Colleges
Career College Central Summary:
On Monday morning, students met with representatives from the state Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to collect their transcripts and hear about their financial aid and refund options.
The students have no guarantee that their credits will transfer to another institution, which means they could have to start over.
"It's left a bad taste in my mouth," said Jennifer Cortes-Morales, two months into her pharmacology program at BioHealth College. "Is the next school going to do this?"
Although they won't be able to recoup lost time, BioHealth and Bryman students will be entitled to full federal loan forgiveness — and, if applicable, refunds for private loans, books and other educational expenses from California's Student Tuition Recovery Fund, said Russ Heimerich, a spokesman for the Department of Consumer Affairs and the state's college oversight bureau.
Heimerich said Monday morning he did not believe the company arranged for students to complete their programs at the school or other schools through what is known as a "teach-out." The agencies that accredited BioHealth and Bryman require such a plan but have little leverage to enforce it, said William Larkin, director of the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.
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