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Former Argosy students, staff speak at State Capitol after school's closure

April 10, 2019 09:47 PM

Former Argosy University students and staff spoke before a legislative committee at the Minnesota State Capitol Wednesday, offering emotional testimony following the closure of the "for-profit" college.

Last month,  the school announced it was shutting down its Eagan campus with little notice.

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RELATED: Faculty speaking out after Argosy University closes its doors in the Twin Cities

But new legislation would give the Minnesota Office of Higher Education the authority to release Argosy students from liability for any state self-student loans for the current spring semester, and would pay them directly for other state financial aid.  

"It's my hope that something can be done because these schools need to be held accountable for the devastation they've put on the students and faculty," said Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria. 

RELATED: Argosy University officially closing

State officials plan to consider additional legislation next year to prevent such a closure from happening again.

Meanwhile, schools around the Twin Cities - including Century College - say they are working on trying to accept former Argosy students at their institutions.   


 

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