Students of Shuttered Virginia College Shouldn’t Have to Pay Debt: Doug Jones

The former students saddled with debt from a shuttered Birmingham-based, for-profit private college system should not have to pay their balances, U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., said Wednesday in a letter sent to the school’s attorney.

Education Corporation of America, which operated several Virginia College campuses in Alabama and other branded colleges in other parts of the country, suddenly closed in December after its accreditation was pulled and it had trouble courting investors.

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