Closed School Information Page

Introduction

We want to be sure we are processing requests in the most efficient way possible and assist the largest number of students possible.

Please direct your requests as noted below and follow the procedures outlined. This is the most efficient way to obtain assistance. Please know that contacting multiple parties or those outside of these processes does not expedite the request or cause urgency, it takes time and focus away from helping students (as the groups noted below are the only ones able to assist with the requests noted).

Transcript requests for Alumni and former students

The Arts Institutes International, LLC, is now providing transcript services for the closed Ai Campuses.  Because of this change, previous requests that were made  prior to June 15, 2019 cannot be accessed or honored. Requests placed after June 15, 2019 using the PDF form and mailed with a $15 payment per transcript will be honored.  The registrar will provide Official Transcripts only. For all orders needing to be placed, there is a $15 charge per transcript for this service and only credit card payment is accepted.

Click here to request a transcript

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 is the only place that diplomas can be requested moving forward. If you have not received your diploma as of yet (even if you previously requested it) you will need to order it here. 

Third-Party Education Verifications

For third-party enrollment/degree verification requests, please mail your request using this form.  There is a $10 charge (Company/Corporate checks only we will not accept personal checks) for each verification.  Note: Allow a minimum of 21 days for completion. We do not accept requests for verbal verifications, nor follow-up status calls/emails of previously requested verifications. No third-party forms will be completed. The registrar will provide a letter of verification only. Checks should be made payable to: The Arts Institutes International, LLC. 

Students may not request verification! This is for third-party verification companies and government entities only.


To request verification, please print and complete the
Enrollment Verification Form (PDF) and send the completed form to:

The Arts Institutes International, LLC
ATTN:  Academic Operations Department
615 McMichael Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Financial Requests

If you are awaiting return of funds from your school/Dream Center Education Holdings, know that Dream Center Education Holdings went into receivership on January 18, 2019.  As such, student reimbursements will be handled as a creditor once the receivership liquidates the estate.  Please visit dottoreco.com for information on receivership and how the court-appointed receiver intends to meet the DCEH’s outstanding financial obligations.

Account Balance Inquiries

For account balance inquiries, please contact your account agency.

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 are 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 visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/closed-school and https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/dream-center for information.

All Other Questions or Concerns

Please reach out to service@dcedh.org for assistance. 

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 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