Closed School Information Page

If you are interested in attending, or need assistance with, one of the eight active Art Institutes locations privately run by Education Principle Foundation (EPF), click one of the links below:

Please continue on this page below if you need additional information on one of the Closed Ai locations, which were run by Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH).

Introduction

The following information is provided to assist students of closed Art Institutes locations and their closed parent company, DCEH.

On January 17, 2019, the above eight Art Institutes locations separated from their parent company, DCEH, and became part of EPF. On January 18, 2019, DCEH (owner of all closed Art Institutes locations) went into federal receivership and is now permanently closed.

This page is designed as a guide to support the needs of former students in those closed school locations.

Transcript requests for alumni and former students

The Arts Institutes International, LLC, is providing transcript services for closed Ai locations owned by DCEH. To place an order, click on the link below. The registrar will provide official transcripts only. There is a $15 charge per transcript for this service and only credit card payment is accepted. Requests take three weeks to process. This is the only means to obtain a transcript for a closed school.

Click here to request a transcript

Completing Your Education/ Transfer Opportunities 

If you are interested in completing your education and earning your degree, please visitwww.dcedh.org for a list of partner institutions willing and able to assist students. 

Diplomas

If you are in need/would like a print of your diploma, please visit https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/2616773/account. Parchment is the only means by which to obtain a diploma.

Third-Party Education Verifications

Third-party enrollment/degree verifications are provided to companies and government entities only (not to students). There is a $10 charge for each verification and verifications take 21 days to complete. Requests for verbal verifications and follow-up status calls/emails of previously requested verifications are not accepted. No third-party forms will be completed.

Click here if you are a third-party company or government entity requesting an education verification.

Financial Requests

Please visit www.dottoreco.com and click on the link for Dream Center Education Holdings. There, at the bottom of the page, you will find information regarding the settlement of outstanding claims. 

Account Balance Inquiries

For account balance inquiries, please contact your account agency. This is the only means to obtain account information.

Tuition Options at 1-800-423-5513, or email: Servicing.Center@TuitionOptions.com

Williams & Fudge at 1-800-849-9791, or online at https://wfpayaccounts.com/

Recovery Management Services at 800-900-3944, or email: customer.support@rmscollects.com

1098–T – Questions and Important Information

Forms were mailed to all eligible students by January 31 annually. To print a duplicate form, please visit https://heartland.ecsi.net/. If you are unable to locate your 1098-T and need further assistance, please contact Heartland ECSI at 1-866-428-1098. For information on the Taxpayer Relief Act, as well as additional resources to assist you in understanding higher education tax incentives visit: https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/FAQtaxDocuments#understanding1098TForm.

Department of Education

If you are in need of assistance from the Department of Education, please reach out to them at https://feedback.studentaid.ed.gov

The Department of Education is hosting interactive webinars for students from closed Argosy University and select Art Institutes to share information and address questions and concerns. Please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/dream-center-webinars.pdf for details and to register.

The Department of Education is assisting students and keeping them informed with regard to closures. Please visithttps://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/closed-school and https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/dream-center for information.

Closed Locations

The following schools are now permanently closed:

  • The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of California – Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California – Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California – San Diego, a campus of Argosy University - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Colorado
  • The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
  • The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Houston—North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
  • The Art Institute of Indianapolis
  • The Art Institutes International—Kansas City
  • The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Las Vegas
  • The Art Institute of Michigan
  • The Art Institute of Michigan—Troy
  • The Art Institute of Minnesota
  • The Art Institute of New York City
  • The Art Institute of Ohio—Cincinnati
  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of Portland
  • The Art Institute of Raleigh – Durham, a campus of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
  • The Art Institute of Seattle - Academic Catalog
  • The Art Institute of St. Louis
  • The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Tucson
  • The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Washington—Dulles, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Wisconsin
  • The Art Institute of York—Pennsylvania
  • The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago
  • The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg 
  • The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park
  • Antonelli Institute of Art & Photography
  • Arizona Institute of Interior Design
  • Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts
  • Lowthian College
  • New England Institute of Art
  • New York Restaurant School
  • Tuscon Design College
  • York Academy of Art