Closed School Guide

DETC is responsible for ensuring that a school is operating in compliance with our standards, policies, and procedures and works with any DETC-accredited member school that will be closing to provide accreditation during a teach-out.

Vatterott Colleges: Information for Students

On Dec. 17, 2018, officials representing Vatterott College and L’Ecole Culinaire informed DETC, state regulators, and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that the institutions would cease offering educational instruction. The following fact sheets provide important information about options for students, including: 

  • obtaining your academic transcripts; 
  • understanding if your state offers a tuition recovery fund; 
  • determining if you qualify for a discharge of your student loan(s); 
  • knowing the steps in the loan discharge process; 
  • transferring your credits to another school; and 
  • contacting your loan servicer.

Fact Sheets

  • Illinois fact sheet
  • Missouri fact sheet
  • Oklahoma fact sheet
  • Tennessee fact sheet

 


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S CLOSED SCHOOL GUIDE FOR STUDENTS 

The U.S. Department of Education has prepared a guide to help students sort out some of the options that are available for students attending a school that will be closing, and to help students take the necessary steps to continue their education. This guide includes information on finding a teach-out or transfer program, financing, federal aid, academic records, and tuition recovery (if applicable to your state). The U.S. Department of Education, Accrediting Bodies, State Licensing Agencies, and Guarantee Agencies may assist you with various aspects of the process.

Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education issued a memorandum for students who may be eligible for a loan discharge given a school’s closure.