Former students at Star Career Academy continue to fight

It's been two weeks since Star Career Academy closed without warning, leaving about 1,000 students without diplomas.



Transcripts sent out by the school indicate the former students "withdrew" from the school, leaving them with more questions.



"When I opened it, it said withdrawn from my last class, which isn't true," says Jessica Viglone.



According to Star Career Academy's website, the reason for the closures across the tristate region was financial difficulties from dropping enrollment numbers.



"Star Career Academy closed on its own without notice to any of its students," says Sen. Menendez. "Some of them on the verge of getting certificates, and it is unjust and we are going to continue to do everything that both gets them relief from their loans and ultimately gets them a transcript that shows they were in good standing."



Sen. Menendez vows to fight for the thousand or so students, as Jessica Viglone contemplates hiring a lawyer.



"You feel like you wasted so much time, so much effort," says Viglone. "I missed a lot of stuff with family and friends to ensure I would get a good job."



Sen. Menendez says he has contacted the Department of Education to clarify what, if any, impact the "withdrawn" transcript status will have on the students seeking forgiveness into their federal student loans.


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