School Closure Information for Westech College Students

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau) regulates private colleges in California. Our Bureau has been informed that all Westech Colleges will be closing. In order to assist students, Bureau representatives were available on Monday, April 3, 2017, at the following nearby locations:

 

Westech College Location Student Workshop Location Student Workshop Date/Time
Fontana Department of General Services
California Tower
Highgrove Room #200 & Alvarado Room #207
3737 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Monday, April 3, 2017
8:30 am – 5 pm

(Students may come at any time between these hours for assistance)
Moreno Valley Department of General Services
California Tower
Highgrove Room #200 & Alvarado Room #207
3737 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Monday, April 3, 2017
8:30 am – 5 pm

(Students may come at any time between these hours for assistance)
Victorville Victor Valley College
Building 10 – Board Room
18422 Bear Valley Road
Victorville, CA 92395
Monday, April 3, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

(Students may come at any time between these hours for assistance)

 

Students’ Rights

We want you to know that you have rights when your school closes.

  • You Have the Right to Request a Refund From Your School
  • You Have the Right to Request to Have Your Student Loan(s) Discharged

    Contact Your Loan Servicer to Request a Loan Discharge. If You Aren’t Sure Who Your Loan Servicer is, Contact the National Student Loan Data Systems.
    The United States Department of Education’s Web site has a school closure fact sheet available and webinar scheduled for Westech College students.
  • You Have the Right to Request Reimbursement of Your Tuition From the Student Tuition Recovery Fund

    Complete the Student Tuition Recovery Fund Application to Begin the Process
  • You Have the Right to Transfer to Another School

    Transferring Any Credits/Units to Another School May Affect Your Eligibility for a Loan Discharge or Tuition Reimbursements

Transcript Requests

Westech College students seeking copies of their transcripts may submit a completed Transcript Request Form to the mailing address or fax number listed on the form.

 

Veteran Students

Veteran students are encouraged to visit the GI Bill Web site at www.gibill.va.gov to access the GI Bill Comparison Tool, an easy-to-use online tool that provides information to calculate benefits and research approved programs, tuition/fees, housing allowance, graduation and loan default rates.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) administers the GI Bill, and makes all determinations related to Veteran education benefit eligibility and payments. The USDVA also regulates entitlements paid to Veterans and performs all calculations. All questions regarding eligibility and payment of GI Bill benefits must be directed to the USDVA at 1-888-GIBILL1.

  • USDVA will not pay GI Bill education benefits at an unapproved institution
  • Only the USDVA can provide assistance or address questions related to GI Bill eligibility or payment
  • Questions or concerns related to Westech College should be directed to school representatives
  • Visit the USDVA’s GI Bill website at www.gibill.va.gov to access education benefit information
  • Visit the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Web site at www.calvet.ca.gov to obtain assistance with other Veteran needs and services

Students are encouraged to monitor the Bureau’s Web site, Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date information on the resources available to students following their school’s closure.