Closed School Discharge

The closed school discharge is available if you attended a school that closed while you were enrolled or if you withdrew 120 days before the school’s closure.  (Note that the period changed from 90 days to 120 days as of July 1, 2014).  Only loans received at least in part on or after January 1, 1986 may be discharged. FFEL and Direct Stafford loans, PLUS, and Perkins loans are eligible. Consolidation loans are trickier. A consolidation loan usually consists of a number of underlying loans. If any of these underlying loans could be canceled, you can apply for a closed school cancellation for these loans only. If granted, you will receive a credit for the amount of the underlying loans related to the closed school.

Student Loan Forgiveness

Blue Cliff College Loan Forgiveness

Strayer University Loan Forgiveness

Academy of Art University

Important Info for Corinthian Students

Argosy University Loan Forgiveness

Private Student Loan Debt

ICDC College

If you attended ICDC you may qualify for loan forgiveness

Grand Canyon University Loan Forgiveness

Debt Relief Services

Protection Program

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Anthem College Loan Forgiveness

UTI Loan Forgiveness

Capella University Loan Forgiveness

South University Loan Forgiveness

Jones International University

Do you qualify for student loan relief? Student Loan debt won't disappear. Your loans must be repaid or you could face garnishments, or even court action!

If you are a current or recent student at a Corinthian-owned school, including Everest Institute, WyoTech, Heald College, or Everest College Phoenix, then you may have refund or closed school discharge rights.  This depends on whether your campus closes or is sold.

Closed School Loan Discharge Eligibility

You are eligible for a closed school discharge only if you were unable to complete the educational program because your school closed. If a school had a number of different branches, you must have been attending a branch that closed.  If you were attending an online program, the physical headquarters of your online school must have closed.

The Department of Education has a list of official school closure dates.  You may petition the Department if you have proof that the date on the official list is incorrect. This is difficult, but not impossible, to do.