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BRIEF: BioHealth and Bryman colleges close their doors

July 28, 2014

By Katy Murphy, The Oakland Tribune

July 28--SAN JOSE -- BioHealth and Bryman colleges closed their doors Monday, about a week after their parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The career college company based in San Jose offered six- and seven-month health-care programs at campuses in San Jose, Hayward, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

On Monday morning, students are meeting with representatives from the state Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to hear about their financial aid and refund options. If a school closes, students are generally entitled to full federal loan forgiveness and a refund from California'sStudent Tuition Recovery Fund.

The schools combined have about 280 students, said Russ Heimerich, a spokesman for the Department of Consumer Affairs and the college oversight bureau.

In early 2013, BioHealth -- a small operation founded by Sam Shirazi -- bought four Everest College campuses from another operator, Corinthian Colleges Inc., and renamed them Bryman.

Corinthian is also shutting down and plans to sell most of its 97 remaining U.S. campuses.

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