- Virginia College students seeking refunds of unearned tuition will need to complete the Student Tuition Guaranty Fund claim form
, and submit it to SCHEV along with copies of their Enrollment Agreement or contract, completed W-9, and proof of payment for all tuition payments made to the school (i.e. promissory note, school receipt, cancelled check – front and back, credit card receipt, or statement showing charge to school).
Students had to be enrolled at the time of Virginia College’s closure to be eligible for the partial refund. If the tuition was paid by a student loan, the refund will be sent to the lender with any remaining balance going to the student. Students have three years from the date of the school closure to file a claim against the Student Tuition Guaranty Fund.
- The US Department of Education is hosting a series of interactive informational webinars for Virginia College students to address students’ questions and
concerns. To view a schedule of upcoming webinars or to sign up to participate, visit the US DOE website at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/education-corporation-america-webinars.pdf
. A closed caption option is available for the hearing impaired.
December 14, 2018
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has been notified that Education Corporation of America, the parent company of Virginia College, has had its accreditation suspended by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), resulting in the closure of more than 75 campuses nationwide. In the Commonwealth, this impacts approximately 300 students attending the Virginia College campus in Midlothian, which will close its doors in mid-December.
SCHEV has prepared an information sheet
for students currently enrolled at Virginia College. Additionally, SCHEV is working with Virginia College administrators to obtain academic and financial records for current students and to ensure that former students’ records are preserved and maintained in accordance with Virginia regulatory requirements.
Please monitor this website for additional information as it becomes available.