Dozens of people trying to keep Heald College open rallied outside the California attorney general’s office in Sacramento Friday.
Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn’t include it on her resume.
It’s not the first time Heald has been in the middle of a controversy. There have been lawsuits, the U.S. Department of Education has limited federal money, and if the school fails to turn in documents proving its stability, the grants may be permanently suspended.
The sale of Everest and WyoTech campuses to the non-profit company ECMC Group would allow more than 39,000 students to continue attending class, the company said Thursday.
Multiple state and federal investigations took a look at the company’s business practices, and allege Corinthian falsified job placement data and altered grades and attendance in marketing claims to prospective students.
California has suspended GI education benefits at all colleges owned by the Corinthian Colleges group. They say they’re trying to protect hundreds of veterans who currently use the GI Bill.