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Students concerned for future of Art Institute of California- San Diego

Posted at 5:39 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 20:49:28-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)- Students say they are nervous about what’s next for the Art Institute of California San Diego.

Last July, the organization’s parent company announced they were no longer enrolling new students at the Mission Valley Campus. The school’s federal funding is now in jeopardy.

The Department of Education has decided to stop providing financial aid to the institution’s parent company, Argosy University.

“They tell me everything is going to be fine, but in reality, it's not,” says student Nicholas Roberts. He is just three months away from getting his degree for the Art Institute of California San Diego.

“(I’m) a little afraid because my family and myself kind of rely on me finishing this degree.”

Classes are still in session at the Mission Valley Campus.

A letter was sent out to students from the institution, saying in part: “We continue to work with our accreditors, state regulators and the U.S. Department of Education to identify the best path forward for our students and are working with them to ensure students know their options.”