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Vegas area schools helping displaced Brightwood College students

Schools looking to help displace Brightwood College students
Schools looking to help displace Brightwood College students
Posted at 8:42 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-08 03:03:37-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The sudden closure of Brightwood College left hundreds of students asking what's next after they spent their own time and thousands of dollars trying to get their education.

Now, 13 Action News is learning how other schools are starting to step in to help.

"They've all worked very hard and put a lot of effort in and we want to make sure we can honor that effort as much as humanly possible," Dr. Thomas Kenny with Northwest Career College said.

Northwest Career College leaders said they were just as shocked by Wednesday's closure announcement. In the two days since, they've been inundated with calls and visits from students.

They are also working quickly to determine how many of the credits will transfer straight across for students looking to continue their education.

"Make sure we can verify their readiness for externship and if that is the case we are going to putting together a proposal to grant them credit for all their on-campus coursework," Kenny said.

The college is working to sort through all of the financial aid issues to avoid adding extra costs on to the students - this extends to the students who finished classes and were ready for on the job training.

Educators say they will not be ready for the Brightwood students to start until their next term begins but those looking for more information can contact them here.