SCHEV helping students

By Sunni Blevins - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - If you go try to visit on the Internet, a message pops up saying that the school was shut down on Christmas Eve.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, also known as SCHEV, was notified this week that had closed, and it's stepped in to help.

As part of it's duties, SCHEV certifies vocational schools and in turn, helps protect students.

Right now, they can provide two relief mechanisms. First, partial or all tuition reimbursement.

"The other thing we do is when a school like this goes out of business, we try to create what's called a teach out, and that means we try to find a school with a similar curriculum, so that way students can finish the education that they started," said Kirsten Nelson, Director of Communications. was a private vocational facility that had been certified to operate in Virginia since 2002 and primarily offered the Microsoft networking technology program.

Current and former students have already been calling.

Plus, SCHEV will get a list and contact them to let them know about the help they can provide.

"If they are former graduates and they are applying for a job, and they need their transcripts, we take of that," Nelson said.

If you need help, you can contact SCHEV at 225-2600 or see the websites at right.

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