Background

Weston Educational, Inc. is the parent corporation of institutions formerly operating under the name of Heritage College located in Kansas City, Missouri, and Missouri College located in St. Louis (Brentwood), Missouri.  Weston notified the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) on November 1, 2016, the school was closing its campuses effective immediately.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS - UPDATED 11/18/2016

The MDHE has received electronic copies of transcripts for most students who attended Heritage College and Missouri College; however, the MDHE cannot confirm we have complete records.  To request a transcript, please complete the appropriate form and mail or fax the document to this department.  If we have your transcript, we will provide up to two copies at no charge.

Heritage College Student Transcript Request

Missouri College Student Transcript Request

CREDIT TRANSFER

Heritage College and Missouri College closed without preparing teach out agreements with area schools for students to complete their programs. However, several schools have contacted the MDHE and indicated a willingness to consider accepting at least some credits in transfer. The decision to accept transfer credits is up to the receiving institution.

The following schools have contacted the MDHE indicating their willingness to work with displaced Missouri College students:

Bell-Brown Medical Institute* - http://www.bellbrownmedicalinstitute.com/

Dental Careers Institute* - http://dentalcareersinstitute.net/

Jefferson College - http://www.jeffco.edu/

Kaplan University - http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/

Midwest Institute - http://www.midwestinstitute.com/

St. Louis College of Health Careers - http://www.saintlouishealthcareers.com/

St. Louis School of Phlebotomy* - http://www.stlphleb.com/

The Healing Arts Center - http://www.thehealingartscenter.com/

Vatterott College - http://www.vatterott.edu/st_louis.asp

 

*Not a Title IV school

 

The following schools have contacted the MDHE indicating their willingness to work with displaced Heritage College students:

 

Kansas City School of Phlebotomy* - http://www.kcphleb.com/

National American University - http://www.national.edu/

Pinnacle Career Institute - https://www.pcitraining.edu/

Vatterott College - http://www.vatterott.edu/kansas_city.asp

Wellspring School of Allied Health - http://wellspring.edu/

 

*Not a Title IV school

If your program is in a licensure field such as massage therapy or occupational therapy assistant, please verify your new school meets minimum standards as deemed by the appropriate licensing boards. Visit www.pr.mo.gov for additional information.


FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

It may be possible for you to discharge your federal student loans and not have to repay them under certain circumstances. For more information about this, please click here to learn more about discharging your federal student loans.

The US Department of Education has prepared fact sheets to assist students who were displaced due to the sudden closure of Heritage College and Missouri College.

 

We strongly urge students and parents NOT to pay for any services like loan forgiveness or loan discharge that the Department of Education provides for free. Please visit http://blog.ed.gov/2016/01/dont-be-fooled-you-never-have-to-pay-for-student-loan-help/ for more information.

 

If the links do not give adequate information, please call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) for assistance.

 

VETERANS

If you are a Veteran, you will no longer receive GI Bill benefits, including the monthly housing allowance, for any future classes at Heritage College or Missouri College. The Veterans Administration does not have the legal authority to restore any GI Bill benefits used to attend these schools.

 

For additional information on GI Bill benefits, please contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the GI Bill website.

 

CASH / SELF-PAY STUDENTS

Schools certified to operate in Missouri are required to maintain a security deposit. The deposit is to provide at least partial restitution to students if adequate provisions are not made by the school upon closure. As Heritage College and Missouri College did not have an approved teach out plan in place prior to closure, the schools may be required to forfeit the security deposit.

Cash / self-pay students who were enrolled in Heritage College-Kansas City or Missouri College as of the date of closure, or students who were on an authorized Leave of Absence (must have documented approval for LOA), may be eligible for reimbursement of a portion of the tuition and fees paid.

For students that received federal student aid, the department cannot reimburse you for any loans that are forgiven or for federal grants you received, such as the Pell grant. However, you may be eligible for reimbursement for direct costs you paid in addition to these items.

Please retain all records of payment including, but not limited to, the enrollment agreement, receipts, credit card statements, cancelled checks, money orders, etc. Students must be able to verify payment to Heritage College or Missouri College in order to be considered for reimbursement.

Please use this form to submit your contact information and estimate of direct costs for tuition and fees. After downloading, please save the document to your computer and email the document to [email protected]  You may also fax the form to the department at (573) 751-6635.