American Career Institute
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 200, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (programs)
190 West Ostend Street, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21230 (programs)
8621 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 180, Columbia, MD 21046 (programs)
CLOSURE: On January 9, 2013, the ownership of American Career Institute (Silver Spring), American Career Institute-Baltimore, and American Career Institute-Columbia (all referenced hereafter as "ACI") notified the Maryland Higher Education Commission that the three schools would cease to operate by the end of the day.
If you were an ACI student at the time of its closure, and you paid for your education out-of-pocket or through private loans, you might be entitled to a tuition refund. If you have not done so already, please review the information below for ACTIVELY ENROLLED and ATTENDING students.
If you paid for your ACI education in part of in whole through federal student loans, you might be entitled to loan forgiveness through the United States Department of Education (USDOE). For more information, visit the USDOE website on loan forgiveness, https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation.
INFORMATION for Maryland ACI students who COMPLETED (PDF) their program prior to January 9, 2013.
INFORMATION for Maryland ACI students who voluntarily or involuntarily DISCONTINUED ATTENDING (PDF) ACI prior to January 9, 2013.
INFORMATION for Maryland ACI students who were ACTIVELY ENROLLED and ATTENDING (Word Document) ACI when it closed on January 9, 2013. Please note that teach-out arrangements are no longer available.
Closed School Student Survey (Word Document)
Obtaining a student transcript:
Access our web page http://www.mhec.state.md.us/career/pcs/closures.asp and click on “How to obtain a student transcript (Word Document) from a closed school.” Complete the Transcript Request Form, print it out, sign it, and return it to MHEC.
ACI staff and faculty:
We have had inquiries from ACI staff and faculty. MHEC is authorized to only work on behalf of students; however, the following links may be of help: “Remedies for Unpaid Wages - The Maryland Guide to Wage Payment and Employment Standards: (http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/wagepay/wpremedies.shtml), and “Assistance to the Unemployed" (http://www.dllr.maryland.gov/employment/uihelp.shtml).
MHEC email for ACI students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to visit this web page for updates.
Massachusetts ACI students:
Go to http://license.reg.state.ma.us/public/schools/closed/bulletin/default.html for information pertaining to ACI school closures in that state. The bulletins on that web page contain contact information.