This webpage will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Please forward questions and inquiries about this closure to the following inbox: email@example.com
Options for Students Enrolled at RPA at Time of Closure
Students affected by the closure of RPA have several options:
1. Pursue a federal loan discharge and state refund of self-paid or private lender monies paid to the school – see more information below regarding federal loan discharge
2. Pursue a transfer opportunity with an MHEC approved teach-out school – see more information below regarding teach-out and transfer
3. Pursue a self-chosen/determined transfer to another school (subject to all transfer policies of the accepting school)
If a student chooses option #2 or option #3 then the student cannot pursue option #1.
If a student chooses option #1 the student cannot pursue a teach-out or transfer.
Information Regarding Refunds through MHEC
RPA students may be eligible for a refund for any non-title IV (non-Federal aid) paid to RPA. More information regarding this opportunity will be posted here as details are confirmed.
Teach-out and Transfer Agreements with Maryland Institutions
If a student chooses to pursue a teach-out or transfer opportunity, then the student cannot pursue loan discharge and state refund. If a student chooses option #1 the student cannot pursue a teach-out or transfer.
To date, RPA has entered into two teach-out agreements with approved Maryland cosmetology schools for students interested in finishing their program of study. Students should read each transfer/teach-out agreement carefully.
Additional teach-out agreements are being pursued. Please check this website frequently for the most up-to-date information. Agreements will be posted here as they become finalized.
Information Regarding Federal Loan Forgiveness
Students using VA Education Benefits
Students using VA Education Benefits should contact the Maryland State Approving Agency for details regarding transferring GI Bill® benefits and ensuring program approval for the use of VA Education Benefits. Veterans with specific inquiries may call 410-767-3301 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Veterans may also call the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551.
Please note: In order to continue your education using your Title 38 educational benefits, you must be enrolled in a qualified program or educational institution.
Visit the GI Bill® Comparison Tool for assistance in selecting an alternate program or school. You can also find research information regarding school tuition and fees, basic housing allowance rates, graduation statistics, and loan default rates.
You can find a complete list of qualified programs and schools on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
For Further Assistance Regarding VA Education Benefits:
6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3300
Toll Free: (800) 974-0203 (If calling outside of the Baltimore City area)