Honolulu Heald College shuts down
overnight ending classes for thousands across the country including students here in Hawaii. KITV 4’s Ashley Moser joins us live with the latest. Ashley? Good Morning! Imagine being weeks from graduation and you get this note: The parent company of your school has ceased substantially all operations. Overnight 28 campuses shut down including the Honolulu campus behind me. Putting about a thousand local students out of a school. This comes after the parent company of Heald — Corinthian Colleges was fined $30 million for misrepresentation by U.S. Department of Education. Corinthian was one of the country’s largest for-profit educational institutions. It collapsed last summer amid a cash shortage and fraud allegations. In one instance, the company’s Honolulu campus declared a student had found work in her chosen field of accounting, even though administrators knew she was working at Taco Bell, the department said. The closure affects 16 thousands students attending schools in California, Oregon, Arizona, New York, as well as Oahu. What the school wants students to know is that they will be holding meetings this week to kind of settle everything, hand them their transcripts and give them more information about furthering their education. So students with last names beginning with A through L, your meeting is this Wednesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Students with last names beginning with M through Z again your meeting is Wednesday, 1 – 4 p.m. Reporting live — Ashley Moser — KITV 4 News. Back to you!