CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE ABRUPT CLOSURE OF VIRGINIA COLLEGE AND THE AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCES FOR IMPACTED STUDENTS
Dec 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement on the closure of schools under the umbrella of the Education Corporation of America, which includes Virginia College with locations in both Columbus, GA and Macon, GA.
“I am disappointed with the immediate closure of Virginia College and its campuses located in both Columbus and Macon. I have already reached out to the Department of Education and the Department of Veteran Affairs to ensure they are doing everything they can to assist students. This was an unexpected announcement, and I will continue to do everything in my power to provide students affected by this closure assistance in overcoming this hardship.”
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have provided the following resources for impacted students. These resources provide guidance on the potential discharge of federal student loans and other options for impacted students:
— The U.S. Department of Education’s official fact sheet for the closure of Education Corporation of America can be found here.
— The U.S. Department of Education’s official website for closed school federal loan discharge can be found here.
— The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ website for the restoration of GI Benefits is can be found here.