ECA Closing Information

On December 5, 2018, ACICS was formally notified by Education Corporation of America (ECA) that it will be closing all of its campuses by the end of December 2018. The Council and staff of ACICS are committed to doing all we can to assist students who have been impacted by the closures. This website has been created to help students find information regarding available options to complete their programs of study.

Please check the ECA Website for information on transcript requests, recommendations on where to transfer, general Q&A, and campus-specific catalogs. 

Department of Education Outreach for ECA Students
If you were attending ECA when it announced the closure of its campuses on December 5, 2018, or if you withdrew from the school within the last 120 days before December 5, 2018, you have two options:
1. Apply for a closed school loan dischargeor
2. Transfer earned credit or hours to another school to continue your education in a comparable program.
For more information about these options, and to learn more about your eligibility for relief, visit

A webinar schedule, for affected ECA students, can be found
here and students are strongly encouraged to join a webinar to learn about their options.

The U.S. Department of Education, ACICS, State Licensing Agencies, and Guarantee Agencies may be able to assist you with various aspects of the process.

Information for Respiratory Care Students
Please click here for information from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Information for Students Receiving VA Benefits
Student who receive VA benefits, please click here for pertinent information.

Information for Students in Alabama
Please click here for information from the Private School Licensure Division in the State.

The ACICS staff is available to answer questions by email at 

Please check this website frequently as we will be continuously updating it with student resources, the latest information, and opportunities to learn more about your options.