Resources offered to former students of shuttered Art Institute, Argosy University

Posted at 2:37 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 07:21:23-04

(KGTV) - The Department of Education Thursday offered resources to former students of the now shuttered Art Institute and its parent company, Argosy University.

The agency published a fact sheet online to help former students learn about their options moving forward, automatic loan cancellation for the current term, how to obtain academic records, how to apply for a closed school loan discharge, and other common questions and answers related to school closings.

The website also offers students impacted by the school closures a list of transfer fairs to help facilitate continuing their education at another school.


"The Department will email students to make them aware of the online resources and explain their options, and in the coming days, a schedule of webinars for students will be added to the closure site," the website says. "Additionally, the Department continues to coordinate efforts and communications to students with state licensing and accrediting partners."

The Art Institute of California - San Diego abruptly closed in its Mission Valley campus this month, leaving hundreds of students scrambling to figure out what to do next. The institute's operator, Argosy University, shut down the campus after court documents alleged it misused millions of dollars in federal funds.

If you were impacted by the closures, more information is available on the Department of Education's website.