Frequently Asked Questions for Corinthian College Students

On April 27, 2015, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. announced that they were immediately ceasing operations and instruction at their remaining 30 locations across the country. If you were attending any of these closed schools on April 27, 2015, or withdrew from these schools on or after June 20, 2014, you have two options:

  1. Apply for a Closed School Loan Discharge.
  2. Transfer earned school credit to another institution to continue your education in a comparable program.

If you were a California resident at the time of instruction you may also be eligible to receive reimbursement from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

The Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) can help you address any questions you may have regarding your situation. Please direct any questions for the OSAR to (888) 370-7589, Option #5 or email us at osar@dca.ca.gov.

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from students who attended Corinthian Colleges (Heald, Wyotech, Everest):

To apply for federal loan forgiveness through a closed school discharge, select from the following options as applied:

  1. Verify to see if you have received a Closed School Loan Discharge Application from your federal loan servicer. Follow the instructions on the application.
  2. If you haven’t received an application, you can complete this Closed School Loan Discharge Application and send it to the mailing address of your loan servicer.
  3. If you are unsure of which provider is servicing your federal student loans, visit the Federal Student Aid’s website or call (800) 433-3243 to learn more about the process for getting your federal student loans discharged.

All completed Closed School Loan Discharge Applications must be sent to your loan servicer. To find out who your loan servicer is, log in to My Federal Student Aid or call (800) 433-3243.

Most private student loans are contracted under a loan agreement between the lender and the student. Please read the loan disclosures carefully. Contact your private student loan servicer to request for more information about a closed school discharge. You can also reach out to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at (855) 411-2372 for more information regarding your options.

If you are denied for a private student loan discharge, make copies of the denial letter and submit it along with a completed Student Tuition Recovery Fund Application to the following address:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

To obtain any information on your federal loan discharge application, you may contact Federal Student Aid at (800) 433-3243.

If your student loans are being serviced by a nonfederal private lender, contact your lender directly and request for an update.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau) is able to process the majority of Corinthian student transcript requests. Students seeking transcripts should submit a Transcript Request Form to the Bureau at the mailing address listed below. Requests will be processed in the order received.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Eligible third-party funds are converted to educational credits that can be used towards tuition at a qualified college. To find out if you’re eligible to receive educational credits, please complete a Student Tuition Recovery Fund Application and submit documents with proof of all awarded third-party funds to the following address:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

If the educational institution that you transferred to did not accept all your credits, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the credits that were not transferred. Please make copies of the documentation showing how many credits were accepted for transfer and submit this information along with your completed Student Tuition Recovery Fund Application to the following address:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

If you received a partial loan discharge from your student loan lender, you may be eligible to receive a supplemental reimbursement from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. Please make copies of the partial loan discharge letter and all current loan documents. Submit this information along with your Student Tuition Recovery Fund Application to the following address:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

If you made cash payments (cash, check, credit card, etc.) towards your tuition, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. Please make copies of the receipts that verify you made payments to the institution. Submit the copies of your receipts along with a completed Student Tuition Recovery Fund Application to the following address:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

The Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) can help you address any additional questions you may have regarding your situation. Please direct any questions for the OSAR to (888) 370-7589, Option #5 or email us at osar@dca.ca.gov.

Students are encouraged to monitor OSAR’s website along with its Twitter and Facebook pages regularly for up-to-date information on the resources available to students following their school’s closure.