Marinello Students Getting Legal Aid After Beauty-School Closure

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is trying to help local students navigate the tricky paperwork path to try to have their loans forgiven.
News Story (California)

Jovana Lara
KABC-TV (local ABC, Los Angeles)
February 11, 2016

Tags: For-profit college, Student Debt

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)


About 40 students met with Legal Aid advisers Wednesday night at the group’s Crenshaw Boulevard office.

“We step back, slowly go through the process figuring out what their loan situation is now,” said Josephine Lee, an attorney with the Legal Aid Foundation. “And then we explain to them what their rights are, how to go through the process, where to submit it, what to expect afterwards.”

The private beauty-school chain shut down all 56 locations nationwide on Feb. 5 after the U.S. Department of Education decided to cut off financial aid to 23 of its schools in California and Nevada.