Thread regarding Art Institutes layoffs

All Ai College Students are Going to be Online Only Soon

Re-posted from DCEH board:

I was on this call this morning, was debating as to how I can leak this info without making my position to obvious to our boys upstairs, and it's already on the board!

I'll provide what ever extra I can though.

The bullet points:

Yes, all students will eventually be transferred to Ai Online (yes all of them, details below)

Yes, the campuses that will remain open (for example the two here in California) will become DCEH Art Institute Learning Centers (these will not be degree granting institutions)

So just a couple of additional details not mentioned in the initial post:

The types of courses that will be held at the learning centers will be (as a user here already guessed) vocational style training. Specifically software training- think 8 week training programs in Maya, Adobe, Pro Tools, etc...

This would be run through funding (at least here in California) through the state. Students generally will not take out loans or pay for these programs, rather the the state will assuming these students are learning skills that will make them more employable.

The original poster is partially correct about students all going online. Not all Ai leftovers will become centers immediately. As one becomes a center, the students will transfer to remaining schools in the area. Only when all Ai schools are converted will they be told Online is the only option (or of course transferring out).

Also the feeling we all got on the call was the DCEH really has little interest in keeping the College students even online, they have realized that federal dollars are going away, so this new strategy is targeting state money.

Well there you go. Take the info as you will.

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AiO may not be an option for long. As we've seen on other posts, AiP filed bankruptcy 6/29/18, and another filing 11/9/18

Case Title: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh LLC

Court: Delaware Bankruptcy Court (debke)

Chapter: 7

Filed: 06/29/2018

Last Filing: 11/09/2018

https://www.inforuptcy.com/filings/debke_173751-1-18-bk-11536-art-institute-pittsburgh-llc

and at the same address (210 Sixth Avenue, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 )

Case Title: The Art Institute International II LLC

Court: Delaware Bankruptcy Court (debke)

Chapter: 7

Filed: 06/29/2018

Last Filing: 12/03/2018

https://www.inforuptcy.com/filings/debke_173769-1-18-bk-11546-art-institute-international-ii-llc

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Post ID: @TYckJSV-2ucxp

Students enrolled here are so dumb! Do they even know how to use Google to do a search on the school they are getting loans to attend?!

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Post ID: @TYckJSV-Iezx

@-2iws

You are in a lose-lose situation. Grow a backbone and make the decision to cut your loses. There is nothing more pleasing to these culprits, teachers and "leaders alike," than to continue to milk your loan money, destroy your financial future and offer you worthless paper in return.

There just isn't anything of value, in hoping against hope, that anyone in this absolutely toxic stew of malignant schools has to offer you.

They simply never had and never will have your best interests in mind. It was always all about them, despite all the testimonials concerning their love for the students.

They were and will continue to be, as long as they can, parasites on the student body. They are pathetic loathesome creatures and when they get invoved in the next scam will swear on a stack of bibles they knew nothing about it beforehand

Have nothing to do with them! And go on and lead a decent life. And write this off to a really unfortunate mistake and life experience.

And swear to yourself that you will never allow yourself or others to be taken advantage of again.

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Post ID: @TYckJSV-jqxn

They are giving the new students 50% off their tuition, and with the art grant and pell grant, this means those group of students don’t need to pay “out of pocket.” What this really means, is “at least we are taking your federal pell grant.” This is to entice you to drive 3 hours to the only school left open before they all close. Understand, they will close !

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Post ID: @TYckJSV-9jar

Run like hell and dont look back ! Dont give them one more penny! Find another Culinary school.

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Post ID: @TYckJSV-4asq

What about the Culinary Classes ? There is no way that I can take so many classes from now till the end of the year. What Shall I do Drop out? I am like one year in

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