Tag: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

State Urges Milan Institute Students to Take Steps to Obtain Their Records

Logos for the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and the Office of Student Assistance and Relief

State office assists students with next steps, provides resources free of charge The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is encouraging current and former students of Milan Institute locations in California to obtain academic and financial records from the institution. Last week, Milan Institute President Gary Yasuda admitted to using employees’ retirement funds to pay…

Considering For-Profit College? Look Out For These Red Flags

In March, Argosy University became the latest chain of for-profit colleges to announce a sudden and unexpected closure after the United States Department of Education ended their ability to access federally-backed student loan funding, known as Title IV funds. In response, the California Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) has begun the process of…

Student Relief Office Mission Evolved With Student Needs

In July 2017, the Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) opened its doors to California students in crisis with a simple mission: provide assistance to those suffering financial loss due to the closure of their for-profit educational institution. Soon, the first claims were filed, and OSAR staff hit the ground running, working to help…

Buyer Beware: International Online Learning

More and more students are ditching brick-and-mortar in the quest for a mortarboard. The advantages of online learning are enticing. Getting classes wherever and whenever a student wants, avoiding the costs of dorm living or the hassle of a commute, and connecting with professors from anywhere in the world, all rank among the benefits of…

Victims Of Closed Schools May Find Debt Relief For Unforgiven Student Loans

Many students from California closed schools such as Corinthian College, Heald College and ITT Technical Institute have only received partial forgiveness of their student loans, but a Department of Consumer Affairs agency can help. The Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) works with students to help them access refunds available from the Student Tuition…

Three Cosmetology Schools Ordered To Stop Enrolling New Students In California

The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ (DCA) Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), following a joint enforcement effort with DCA’s Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC), has issued three emergency decisions ordering three cosmetology schools to cease enrolling new students. The affected schools are Queenston College of America in Los Angeles, John Ridgel’s Academy of…

New Video Helps Victims of Closed Schools File for Financial Relief

The Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) has a new video to help educate students who attended a closed private postsecondary school to apply for financial relief. OSAR works with students of closed schools and can help them apply for possible reimbursement from the Student Tuition Reimbursement Fund, which is administered by the Bureau…