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DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Urges Heald College Students in Honolulu to Take Necessary Steps to Continue their Education

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – The State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) encourages Heald College students in Honolulu to obtain their academic, attendance and financial records as soon as possible, and to refer to the school’s website at: for specific information about the closure.

Corinthian Colleges, Inc., the owner of Heald College-Honolulu, announced that it has stopped all operations and discontinued instruction at its campuses, effective today.

The Hawaii State Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP) is monitoring the situation closely and has created a resource guide to assist students who may be affected by the closure.

The “Closed School: Guide for Students” may be viewed at: The resource guide will help students with information on obtaining academic and financial records, understanding available options, differentiating between teach out vs. transfer events, explaining loan discharge, and filing a claim with DCCA.

HPEAP operates within DCCA pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 305J. The program was created in 2013 by Act 180 to provide regulatory oversight of accredited, degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions that have a physical presence in the State. The purpose of the law is to meet the requirements for state authorization under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

For more information, visit the HPEAP website at, or call HPEAP at (808) 586-7327, or by email at [email protected].

Corinthian says that they will have copies of transcripts for current students at meetings it will hold on April 29 and April 30, 2015.

Additional information, including frequently asked questions, may be found at the U.S. Department of Education’s website at:
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Media Contact:
Christine Hirasa
Communications Officer
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Phone: (808) 586-7582
Mobile: (808) 286-9626
Email: [email protected]