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Statement on Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy CLOSURES

Statement on Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy Closures

AUSTIN – The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) has been informed that Education Corporation of America is closing, or has already closed, several educational/training institutions in Texas: Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy.

TVC is contacting these institutions to identify student veterans and other eligible persons impacted by these closures and will work with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to ensure current students are contacted with information regarding benefit payments and eligibility for restoration of benefits. Students with questions regarding their GI Bill® benefits may contact the VA directly at 1-888-442-4551.

Education Corporation of America, the parent company of these institutions, has posted information and resources regarding reason for closures, transcript processes, and transfer options for students.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has provided estimated closure dates for all campuses along with information regarding transcripts, possible transfer options for students, and financial aid.


Expected closure dates: (retrieved from THECB website on 12/9/18)

Brightwood College-Arlington: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-Beaumont: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-Brownsville: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-Corpus Christi: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-Dallas: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-El Paso: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-Ft. Worth: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-Friendswood: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-Houston North: December 21, 2018

Brightwood College-Laredo: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-McAllen: December 7, 2018

Brightwood College-San Antonio Ingram: December 19, 2018

Brightwood College-San Antonio San Pedro: December 7, 2018

Golf Academy of America-Dallas: December 14, 2018

Virginia College-Austin: December 18, 2018

Virginia College-Lubbock: December 7, 2018


Inquiries may be sent to the Director of Veterans Education at

Page updated as of 12/17/18: Please check this page for updated information regarding these closures.

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