Corinthian Colleges - Information on Everest, Heald and WyoTech Locations | Federal Student Aid

Corinthian Colleges - Information on Everest, Heald and WyoTech Locations

Corinthian Colleges: Information on Everest, Heald, and WyoTech Locations

On July 3, 2014, Corinthian Colleges, the parent company of the Everest Institute, Everest and Heald Colleges, and WyoTech Technical Schools, reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on a transition plan to protect and address the needs of its affected students by providing an opportunity for students to complete their course of study or in some instances to receive a refund of tuition and other charges paid by students. The agreement took effect July 8, 2014. The agreement outlines a plan to help enrolled students continue their studies with minimal disruption.

On Nov. 20, 2014, Zenith Education Group, ECMC’s newly-formed nonprofit education entity, announced that it planned to purchase more than 50 Everest and WyoTech campuses. For more information on the acquisition proposal from November 2014, review the U.S. Department of Education's press release.

On Feb. 3, 2015, Zenith Education Group announced that it had finalized its acquisition of more than 50 Everest and WyoTech campuses from Corinthian Colleges, Inc., and subsequently transitioned them from for-profit to nonprofit status. In addition, Zenith will be teaching out 12 of Corinthian College’s other locations. View the lists of schools that Zenith purchased and will continue to operate and schools whose programs of study are being taught out. 

On April 14, 2015, the Department of Education announced that following a comprehensive review, it had confirmed hundreds of cases of misrepresentation of job placement rates to current and prospective students in Corinthian Colleges’ Heald College system and informed the company of its intentions to impose a $30 million fine for misleading consumers. In addition, it notified Corinthian of its intentions to deny the recertification applications of Heald College’s Salinas and Stockton (CA) campuses. While this announcement effectively halts enrollment across Heald’s 14 existing campuses, it does not have an immediate impact for students currently enrolled at Heald campuses across the country. As circumstances change, the Department will post relevant information for students to this site. 

For more information about the Department's intent to fine Heald Colleges, review the Department's press release and the Department's intent to fine notice.

For more information on Zenith's acquisition of Everest and Wyotech locations, view the Zenith Education Group press release, the Department of Education's announcement, the list of conduct provisions under which Zenith will operate, and copies of Zenith's temporary Program Participation Agreements.

If you are enrolled in one of the affected schools, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions to assist you. 

Information for Students at Heald Colleges
General Information for Students at Schools That Have Been Sold
General Information for Students at Schools That Are Being Taught Out
Get Your Questions Answered


Information for Students at Heald Colleges

The intent to fine notice issued to Heald Colleges has no immediate impact on current students’ ability to continue their studies in their programs at these schools. While the Department has notified Heald College’s Salinas and Stockton (CA) campuses of its intent to deny recertification, these locations have not been issued a denial of recertification at this time and continue to operate and instruct students. Again, there is no adverse impact to students enrolled at these locations at this time. For more information, view our frequently asked questions for Heald students.

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General Information for Students at Schools That Have Been Sold

This change in ownership has no immediate impact on students’ ability to continue their studies in their program at the impacted schools. Zenith officials will be meeting with students to discuss changes and other program options immediately. For more information, view the Zenith Education Group press release and the Department of Education's announcement of the sale

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General Information for Students at Schools That Are Being Taught Out

Students enrolled at schools that are being taught out will work with school officials to make an informed choice regarding their options. For general information about teach-out provisions, please see the applicable section on our frequently asked questions page.

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Get Your Questions Answered

If you are enrolled in one of these schools and have questions about your current program of study, you should contact your school. In addition, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions to assist you.

We will continue to post more information here on StudentAid.gov as soon as it becomes available.

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