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California officials to help students at shuttered Marinello beauty school

Marinello School of Beauty student Brieann Beath, left, cuts the hair of Angelina Castilla as she holds her 8-month-old sin Josiah at the Help-Portrait event at the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless in Stockton in December 2014. Marinello announced it was closing after federal education officials said they would cut off student loans at some campuses.
Marinello School of Beauty student Brieann Beath, left, cuts the hair of Angelina Castilla as she holds her 8-month-old sin Josiah at the Help-Portrait event at the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless in Stockton in December 2014. Marinello announced it was closing after federal education officials said they would cut off student loans at some campuses. Vida Staff Photo

Representatives of the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education on Wednesday will visit the closed Sacramento County campus of Marinello Schools of Beauty, meeting with students and advising them of their options.

BPPE representatives are scheduled to be at 5522 Garfield Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The agency says it will help students obtain tuition reimbursement, get federal student loans discharged and access their transcripts and other documents.

More information can be found at bppe.ca.gov.

Last week, Beverly Hills-based Marinello shut down all 56 of its campuses in five states – about 40 of them in California – amid U.S. Department of Education allegations that the cosmetology school was improperly allocating federal student aid money. DOE previously said it would stop providing aid to some campuses.

When it announced the closings, Marinello said it was willing to address concerns, but the federal department declined to act until the school’s finances were “past the point of no return.”

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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