The state Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education is sending representatives to meet this week with Marinello Schools of Beauty students following the abrupt closure of the company’s campuses in the San Joaquin Valley and across California.
The Los Angeles-based company closed its schools in California, Nevada, Utah, Kansas and Connecticut last week after the U.S. Department of Education refused to re-certify it to participate in federal student aid programs. In the Valley, Marinello operated campuses in Fresno, Visalia and Bakersfield. The Fresno campus was launched in September 2011, while the Visalia program began operating in March 2012. The state issued an emergency decision on Jan. 29 ordering that Marinello to cease enrolling new students at any of its 45 California campuses as of Feb. 4.
The school is holding meetings to provide students with their transcripts, proof of training and other information. The state bureau will have its representatives to explain students’ rights related to tuition reimbursement, federal student loans and other issues.
The meeting details are:
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▪ In Fresno: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 10), Marinello School of Beauty, 3117 W. Shaw Ave., suite 108.
▪ In Visalia: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 11), Marinello School of Beauty, 2335 S. Mooney Blvd.