Star Career Academy Has Closed

Star Career Academy would like to thank all of the students, employees and community partners for their support of our mission over the years. See the Press Release Here.

 

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Please follow this link for the official FACT SHEET from the US Department of Education.

2016 Tax Information for Students:

If you did not receive your 1098-T, please follow this link to request a copy: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

2016 Tax Information for Employees:

If you did not receive your W-2, please log into ADP at www.ipay.adp.com using your prior employee login. If you have questions regarding your 401k, please go to www.principal.com

Transfer Information

Star Career Academy has completed all the necessary financial aid processing for students to initiate enrollment at another school. Star has been in touch with a number of educational institutions that have invited students to complete their studies at these other schools. A list of institutions that have offered to evaluate Star students’ transcripts and eligibility for transfer is available here.


Transcript Information

Star Career Academy has completed the distribution of academic credentials and academic transcripts to students who were enrolled on Star’s closure date. Approximately 300 students who had completed sufficient coursework to qualify for graduation at the time of closure have been provided with their diplomas/certificates.

We also have telephoned all of our students who were enrolled on the closure date to talk to them about their status due to the closure and verify their address in order to receive their transcript. We have mailed over a 1000 transcripts to our former students.

Please note that some transcripts are marked with a “W” to indicate that the school completed its process to administratively withdraw students in attendance when the school closed, This will provide a record of attendance through Star’s closure date. Please retain a copy of this website page to verify the purpose of the “W” in this case.

Star Career Academy has appointed Parchment as the official records provider of student transcripts and diplomas/certificates. Please visit www.parchment.com for all future transcript and/or diploma/certificate requests.

For students who attended a Star Career Academy campus located in Pennsylvania, PENNCO Tech in Bristol, PA is the official repository of your records. You may contact PENNCO Tech for a copy of your transcript in addition to Parchment.


Academic and Financial Records

For students who attended a Star Career Academy/Culinary Academy of Long Island campus located in New York, the New York State Education Department now has all of your final academic and financial aid records.

For students who attended a Star Career Academy campus located in New Jersey, the NJ Dept of Labor and Workforce Development does not maintain your academic or financial records and therefore they are being securely stored at a warehouse for a period of seven years at which time they will be properly destroyed. As noted above, Star Career Academy has appointed Parchment as the official records provider of student transcripts and diplomas/certificates. Please visit www.parchment.com for all future transcript and/or diploma/certificate requests.

For students who attended a Star Career Academy campus located in Pennsylvania, the PA State Education Department does not maintain your academic or financial records and therefore they are being securely stored at a warehouse for a period of seven years at which time they will be properly destroyed. As noted above, Star Career Academy has appointed Parchment as the official records provider of student transcripts and diplomas/certificates. Please visit www.parchment.com for all future transcript and/or diploma/certificate requests or you may contact PENNCO Tech in Bristol, PA.


Recent Catalogs

Some students may benefit from having access to recent course catalogs as they seek to transfer credits to other institutions.


Accreditation and Acceptance

Prior to closure, Star Career Academy campuses were accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national institutional accrediting agency.

Each school has discretion whether to accept another school’s credits for transfer, regardless of whether the school where the student earned the credits is open or closed.


Closed School Loan Discharge

Star Career Academy hopes that you will be able to continue pursuing your educational goals at another institution. However, if you are unable or choose not to do so, you could be eligible for a discharge of your federal student loan. Additional information and application forms are available from the U.S. Department of Education at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/closed-school.


Certification Tests for Star Graduates

Star graduates who have not yet completed their certification tests through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) may still do so by going to www.ncctinc.com/Certifications/. Click on the appropriate certification test link, complete the application and registration, and follow the instructions for locating the testing center. Additional information on NCCT certification testing is available at www.ncctinc.com or by calling 1-800-875-4404.




Additional Information for Students Attending a New Jersey Campus

Information on school closures is posted on the website of the State of New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development at http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lwdhome/coei/teu.html.

You may contact the agency in writing or by telephone at the following address:

  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Center for Occupational Employment Information
  • Training Evaluation Unit
  • John Fitch Way, PO Box 057
  • Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0057
  • TrainingEvaluationUnit@dol.nj.gov

Over the years, Star Career Academy has provided funds to the state in the form of a tuition performance bond, which could provide an avenue for students to obtain some form of recovery. Please note that any determinations of eligibility for full or partial recovery rest with the state.


Additional Information for Students Attending a New York Campus

The New York State Education Department provides information on school closures on its website at http://www.acces.nysed.gov/bpss/welcome-career-training-proprietary-schools.

You may contact the agency in writing or by telephone at the following address:

  • New York State Education Department
  • Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision
  • 116 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor
  • New York, New York 10001
  • (212) 643-4760

Star Career Academy has contributed over the years to the state’s tuition reimbursement account, which could potentially provide an avenue by which a student who was enrolled but did not graduate within thirty days of the school’s closure could be entitled to a refund of tuition. Please note that any determinations of full or partial eligibility for such recovery rest with the state.


Additional Information for Students Attending a Pennsylvania Campus

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools, maintains a list with the location of closed school records at http://www.education.pa.gov/Postsecondary-Adult/College%20and%20Career%20Education/Pages/Private-Licensed-Schools.aspx#tab-1.

You may contact the agency in writing or by telephone at the following address:

  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Postsecondary and Adult Education
  • 333 Market Street, 12th Floor
  • Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
  • (717) 783-8228

Star Career Academy has provided surety to the Commonwealth, the purpose of which is to reimburse unearned tuition due to students in the event of school closure. This might provide a source from which you could recover private funds you have paid or borrowed to pay for your education. Please note that any determinations of full or partial eligibility for such recovery rest with the Commonwealth.