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Our Mission

Next Steps EDU is a partnership between education and financial aid organizations committed to helping students successfully complete college. We’re doing our best to connect with and support the thousands of students who unfortunately were displaced by the recent closure of Corinthian Colleges and other for-­profit colleges in spring 2015.

We understand that many students' education plans, work and lives have been seriously disrupted. If you're one of these students, we can connect you to live support through our network of college and financial aid adivisors, who are on-call to answer your questions, help you understand your choices, and point you to other resources.

We hope to support you in navigating your next steps - so you can ultimately reach your educational and career goals.


Federal Resources

Important Notice:

Some students may be eligible for a tuition refund through a closed school loan discharge or reimbursement.

NOTE: If you are eligible, but you transfer academic credits to another school prior to requesting a loan discharge, you may lose your right to a refund. To learn more about your legal rights, how to apply, and how to connect to local resources, please visit Federal Student Aid.

Legal Resources

State Tuition Recovery Resources

Academic Planning Resources

Who We Are

Next Steps EDU is collaboration between educators, financial aid officers and college success organizations that are coming together to help students who were recently displaced when Corinthian Colleges and other for-profit colleges closed their doors in 2015. Next Steps EDU strives to provide support resources and to connect displaced students with quality college and financial aid advisors who can help them successfully navigate their transition and figure out their next steps - both educationally and personally.

Beyond 12

Beyond 12 is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to increase the number of traditionally underserved students who earn a college degree. By integrating personalized coaching with intelligent technology, Beyond 12 bridges the gap between K-12 and higher education to ensure that all students succeed in college. Today, Beyond 12 has developed a robust alumni tracking platform, a mobile student engagement application and a personalized coaching service that helps high schools and colleges across the country ensure that students succeed in college -and beyond. Beyond 12 serves as the lead coordinator and technology provider for Next Steps EDU.

Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership

Based at California State University, Fullerton's College of Education, C-REAL is a data-driven, solution-focused research center that strives to develop strategies in response to the complex challenges of educational access and leadership through practice, policy, and change. C-REAL conducts extensive research on access, equity, and success for P-20 student populations and P-20 educational leadership. C-REAL provides a number of educational programs ranging from College of Education colloquium series to international partnership exchange programs and professional development workshop series for local and international partners. For Next Steps EDU, C-REAL and the Department of Educational Leadership will provide general educational support, including advising on admissions, academic planning, and college completion.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

NASFAA provides professional development for financial aid administrators; advocates for public policies that increase student access and success; serves as a forum on student financial aid issues, and is committed to diversity throughout all activities. NASFAA's membership includes 20,000 student financial assistance professionals at approximately 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every ten undergraduates in the U.S. For Next Steps EDU, NASFAA advisors will provide general support on financial aid, closed school loan discharges and tuition recovery to students affected by the Corinthian College closures across the country.

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