For Former Heald Students and Heald Records Requesters
1. Transcripts and Employer Educational Verification Requests
Complete and submit the HPEAP Transcript Request form (PDF, 587 KB). Beginning July 1, 2016, a $10 fee per request will apply. Transcripts are usually mailed out within two to three business days following receipt of the request form.
**Former Hawaii Heald students can now submit your request form and pay with credit card online here: https://hpeap.ehawaii.gov/hpeap/home.html
**Please note that this online payment option is run by a third-party and they charge an additional service fee.
Education verification cannot be done over the phone. You must submit either our request form, or your organization’s form, complete with signed authorization by the former student that provides permission to release the information to you. Employment companies should mail these forms to us along with payment by check or money order (beginning July 1, 2016, a $10 fee per request will apply). Checks or money orders should be made payable to DCCA. Our mailing address is:
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 541
Honolulu, HI 96809
**If an organization submits an education verification request through the online ordering system, it also needs to supply a release form showing a copy of the student’s signature authorizing the release of information before the request is processed. This can be sent via fax at (808) 586-2856. Please contact HPEAP for further assistance at (808) 586-7327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Loan Forgiveness
Please visit: Frequently Asked Questions About Corinthian Colleges.
Help: Call (855) 279-6207 or email FSAOperations@ed.gov for questions on loan forgiveness.
Volunteer advisors are also available to counsel on academic or financial planning. To connect to an advisor, visit Next Steps EDU.
If a student transfer credits to another school and still wants loan forgiveness, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has provided information on how that may be done. Please review the information available at these USDE sites:
- For Corinthian Colleges Students: What You Need to Know about Debt Relief
- For Corinthian Students Who Believe They Were Victims of Fraud or Other Violations of State Law
For general loan forgiveness information visit studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation
For federal loans, if a person is unable to resolve a dispute with the loan servicer, the person can file a complaint with the federal ombudsman.
For private loans, the person can file a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). See section 4 below.
The Student Trust is seeking to establish procedures for the management of student records of Corinthian Colleges, including Heald. Critical documents including diplomas, transcripts, student ledgers, enrollment agreements, and loan documents would be scanned and preserved electronically. The notice says records that are scanned or not requested will be destroyed. The notice also says students that would like the Student Trust to attempt to locate and preserve all student records related to you should send a written request received no later than January 23, 2017, to:
2049 Century Park East, Suite 3400
Los Angeles, California 90067
You can view a copy of the motion here at this link.
We are still trying to find out who will be the point of contact for students to access the preserved records. The Student Trust website is here: https://donlinrecano.com/Clients/cci/Index
Please note that these records are completely separate from the official transcripts that HPEAP provides for a $10 fee as described at the top of this page.
We have no affiliation with the Student Trust and are not sure what kind of time frame they will allow, although they intend to provide the records free of charge.
These links provide information regarding Corinthian Colleges’ bankruptcy filing:
- CCI Student Committee: Frequently Asked Questions
- Information for Corinthian Students About the Corinthian Colleges Bankruptcies
- Student Informational Packet on Filing a Claim in the Corinthian Bankruptcy Cases (PDF, 502 KB)
4. Private Loans
Contact the private lender for options. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued this bulletin that pertains to private loans:
- Special Bulletin for Current and Former Students Enrolled at Corinthian-Owned Schools (PDF, 133 KB)
- File a complaint with the CFPB
- To obtain free credit reports
- To file a dispute with credit reporting bureau, Experian
5. Transfer Schools
Many local institutions have expressed interest in assisting Heald students, including the University of Hawaii, which has created a page specifically for applicants formerly attending Heald Honolulu.
Schools must be contacted to find out if the school has a comparable program and whether it will accept Heald credits.
6. Refund of Tuition or Fees Paid for the Spring 2015 Semester
HPEAP does not have a tuition recovery fund. Given Corinthian’s bankruptcy filing, unfortunately, HPEAP would not be able to recover tuition payments through an enforcement action.
7. Veteran’s Educational Benefits
For questions regarding Veteran’s educational benefits, call an Education Case Manager at 1-888-442-4551 or
VA Regional Office
459 Patterson Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819