HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Argosy University ceased operations at campuses across the state Friday, abandoning hundreds of Hawaii students mid-semester.
And students aren’t the only ones who will see the fallout.
Experts say Argosy’s closure could leave the state struggling without enough licensed psychologists given their unique ― and popular clinical psychology doctoral program.
Argosy has campuses nationwide, including one in Downtown Honolulu and classes on several Neighbor Islands. In all, it has about 800 Hawaii students.
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and other members of Congress urged the U.S. Department of Education to offer support to students left in the lurch as Argosy University ceases operations Friday.
In a letter to the U.S. Education Department, Schatz and 12 other senators said the federal government should take “immediate action to assist students.”
The senators said the U.S. Education Department should offer students borrower defense, semester debt cancellation, assistance with transferring to other schools and other help.