The Workforce Board licenses private vocational schools in Washington state, and is responsible for administering consumer protection provisions on behalf of students enrolled in schools which may have closed or will soon close. According to Washington state law, the school must either complete a student's training or reimburse the student for any training paid for, but not received.
If the school cannot or will not reimburse the student, and the student is currently enrolled, the student may be eligible for assistance. The Workforce Board administers a fund to help students who paid for training they did not receive. Students are eligible for a refund of tuition paid in advance of their training based on a pro-rated formula. The length of the training program, student attendance, and the total amount paid by the student toward the cost of tuition are all considered when calculating refunds. The Workforce Board also takes steps to collect student records and determines who is eligible for tuition recovery funds from these records.
Ordering a Transcript from a Closed School
Licensed private career schools are required to maintain student transcripts for a period of 50 years. If a closed school chooses not to maintain these records, the school forwards them to the Workforce Board for safekeeping. The Board makes transcripts available to former students at no charge.
Can't Find Your School on the Closed School List?
If your school is not included in the closed school list as provided in the link to the right, you may wish to check with the Washington Student Achievement Council to determine if they have the transcripts for the school you attended.