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Closure of Education Corporation of America Schools

December 7, 2018

Closure of Education Corporation of America Schools

VA is aware of the abrupt closure of facilities associated with Education Corporation of America (ECA), which operated several chains of schools, to include Virginia College, Brightwood College, Golf Academy of America and Ecotech Institute, throughout the nation. VA is coordinating with the various State Approving Agencies (SAA) and is in the process of gathering the specific details surrounding this closure.

VA reaches out to every student in attendance at institutions that close to advise them of their options and potential for having their benefits restored and will do so within 5-days once it has received official notices from its SAA partners. Until specifics can be provided about each school location in question, information regarding benefit restoration at closed institutions can be found here:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/FGIB/Restoration.asp…