Flashpoint Chicago Closure Information

In Fall 2021, Flashpoint Chicago, campus of Columbia College Hollywood, located in Chicago, Illinois, officially announced a closing date of May, 2022, but remained open until August 2022 in order to allow more students to complete their education. Please see this closure letter for more details. The main campus of Columbia College Hollywood remains open as a private, non profit liberal arts college located in Los Angeles, California.  Columbia College Hollywood will fulfill student records for Flashpoint Chicago and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Flashpoint Chicago, A Campus of Columbia College Hollywood was accredited as a branch campus of Columbia College Hollywood by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  For more information, contact WSCUC at:

WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
(501) 748-9001

Transcripts are available electronically. To request a transcript, please visit the CCH web site

To request a copy of your diploma, email the CCH registrar.

Education Verification:
To request verification of enrollment or completion, please contact the CCH registrar.

Student Questions: 
For general questions, please contact: info@columbiacollege.edu

1098-T Forms:
To receive a copy of your 1098-T form, please contact the CCH Business Office.

VA Benefits: GI Bill students may contact the VA’s Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 (Mon-Fri, 7 am-6 pm CT).  The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs may be able to assist you with veteran benefits questions.  If you require additional assistance, please reach out to Dan Wellman at DAN.WELLMAN@illinois.gov or 217.782.7838.

Assistance from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC):
Former students can find Closed College Information at https://www.isac.org/students/after-college/repaying-your-student-loans/closed-colleges-information.html or https://www.isac.org/

Student Complaints/Hotline:
The Illinois Attorney General’s office created the Student Loan Helpline (1-800-455-2456; TTY: 1-800-964-3013) to provide student borrowers with free resources about repayment options and information on avoiding default.  Here is the link to file a complaint.

Employee Complaints:
Employees with questions or complaints regarding their employment rights may contact the Illinois Attorney General’s Workplace Rights Bureau (hotline 844-740-5076).

General Questions for the Illinois Board of Higher Education: Please email info@ibhe.org

US Department of Education Resources:
Repayment Questions    

Federal Loan Discharge and Forgiveness:  
IMPORTANT NOTE: Visit this link to evaluate the eligibility requirements for discharge of Federal Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) Program loans, or Federal Perkins Loans. This information does not apply to non-federal student loans. For those loans, please contact lenders directly for options and to understand repayment obligations.  

Students who attended a school who believe they were defrauded or that their school otherwise violated applicable state law may be eligible for discharge (loan forgiveness). Please visit this link for assistance.  

Resolving Loan Disputes: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/disputes 

At CCH, we believe it is important to take a stand by demonstrating our willingness to promote and inspire systemic change. We must speak honestly and truthfully to the ugliness of racism that permeates throughout our society today. It may be an uncomfortable conversation for some, but it is an all-too familiar reality for anyone living in this country with black or brown skin. Hiding from it, ignoring it, or being silent about it will not make it go away.

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