Sen. Menendez to students affected by Star Career Academy closure
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says that he will step in to help the students and families affected by the sudden closure of the Star Career Academy.
The trade school has campuses around the tri-state area, including several in New Jersey. The school alerted students via text and email that the school would be closing down without warning. Officials from the school cite financial issues and say that it was not feasible to keep the school open.
Several students who spoke to News 12 New Jersey say that they were only weeks away from completing their education.
Sen. Menendez says that some of the students may qualify for student loan forgiveness due to the situation.
"I'm trying to do everything I can to help these students at a time in which Star Career Academy left them flat. Left them holding their loan costs, and left them without the education that they ultimately wanted," the senator says.
Students have told News 12 that they plan to go to the school's Clifton campus Friday to try to get more answers.