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Vista Colleges are Permanently Closed

Vista College has made the difficult decision to close all ground campuses as well as the online campus. Vista College is thankful for the hundreds of skilled and dedicated employees as well as the thousands of students and graduates.

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Vista College is in the process of providing data to the appropriate state agencies and once complete students will be able to obtain transcripts from their state agency:

  • Arkansas: Arkansas Department of Education
  • New Mexico: New Mexico Higher Education Department
  • Texas/Online: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Student Transfer Options

Students are encouraged to consider all options to complete your degree. We have reached out to the following schools that offer similar programs and we have provided these institutions with Vista College Program details that may assist transfer students.

You are required to meet each institution’s admission requirements and the
determination of transfer credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. There may be other Colleges and Schools that you could contact for additional opportunities.

  • BBOLM College of Cosmetology
  • Blinn College
  • Central Texas College
  • College of Health Care Professionals
  • Kilgore College
  • Pathway Vocational Academy
  • Penn Foster
  • PIMA Medical Institute
  • National American University
  • Western Technical College

Student Loan Discharge Information

FEDERAL LOANS

Important notice if you have a Federal student loan:

If your school closes while you’re enrolled or soon after you withdraw, you may be eligible for discharge of your federal student loan. Loan discharge is the removal of your obligation to repay your loan under certain circumstances.

There are certain eligibility requirements to qualify for a closed school loan discharge; you must apply to get a discharge.

It’s important for you to obtain your academic and financial aid records if your school closes, since you might need those records if you plan to attend another school or want your student loans discharged.

Loan Discharge Criteria

You may be eligible for a 100 percent discharge of your William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, or Federal Perkins Loans if you were unable to complete your program because your school closed, and if:

  • you were enrolled when your school closed;
  • you were on an approved leave of absence when your school closed;
  • your school closed within 120 days after you withdrew, if your loans were first disbursed before July 1, 2020; or
  • your school closed within 180 days after you withdrew, if your loans were first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020.

You are not eligible for discharge of your loans if your school closes and any of the following is true:

  • Except in exceptional circumstances, you withdrew more than 120 days before the school closed, if your loans were first disbursed before July 1, 2020; or
  • Except in exceptional circumstances, you withdrew more than 180 days before the school closed, if your loans were first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020.
  • You are completing a comparable educational program:
    • through a teach-out,
    • by transferring academic credits or hours earned at the closed school to another school, or
    • by any other comparable means.
  • You completed all the coursework for the program before the school closed, even if you did not receive a diploma or certificate.

For more information on Federal loan discharge, go to:

https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/closed-school
https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/closed-school

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