Gibbs College campus will be shut down

Gibbs College campus will be shut down

There are 113 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 16, 2008, titled Gibbs College campus will be shut down. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Gibbs College in Norwalk will no longer enroll new students and will end all programs by the end of 2009, effectively shutting the school down, its corporate owner, Career Education Corp., announced yesterday.

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Columbia, SC

#91 Jun 18, 2012
I would love to be a part of the class action suit. Is this still going on? Please email me at
Denelle A Edon

Washington, DC

#92 Jun 27, 2012
I too, attended Gibbs College in Vienna Virginia, which is now Sanford Brown College and they ruined my life. I wish I had never set foot into that college. The courses were BS. Unfortunately... I had to drop out of Gibbs at the end of my first semester... An eye disease took vision and only left me with a 10th of Vision... leaving me with legal blindness. For a year and a half I was paying off a 8,000$ Loan... my account was lost in credit space after having to sign some documents sent to me by mail. Now Sanford Brown has a hold of it and they are rude and somehow I still owe then 8,000. Ridiculous. If anyone in Virginia want's to battle them... I'm game. Find me on facebook.

Since: Dec 11

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#93 Jun 27, 2012
Denelle, please contact me Yes, another ex student of Gibbs.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#94 Jun 27, 2012
This is for all Gibbs/Sanford VA students....

Please leave your email address whenever you post something. I have tried to contact some but no success getting a respond back. How do you expect to fight if you don't respond? We have to do this together or be victim forever.

Bronx, NY

#95 Jul 8, 2012
Did anyone sue Gibbs? I also attended Gibbs, NY and have heard many horrific stories too! I guess all Gibbs are the same!

United States

#96 Oct 1, 2012
musique wrote:
This is for all Gibbs/Sanford VA students....
Please leave your email address whenever you post something. I have tried to contact some but no success getting a respond back. How do you expect to fight if you don't respond? We have to do this together or be victim forever.
I also attended gibbs College I want to know if we still got time to do something about this can you please email me back at thanks
Andre Norwalk ct

Brentwood, NY

#97 Jan 31, 2013
eve wrote:
I consulted with a lawyer today regarding this matter he asked I gather my information and come see him. I'm willing to work as a team forget team army If anyone is down. Again I attended 2002-2004 norwalk. But It dosen't matter.
has anyone put the ball in motion on this? No transcripts and 30 grand in debt
Andre Norwalk ct

Brentwood, NY

#98 Jan 31, 2013
Is this ball in motion. 30 grand in debt here, unemployed and pissed


Since: Sep 12

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#101 Feb 3, 2013
I am 60 years old and a complete failure
I have no J.O.B.
I played in a go nowhere garage band and they kicked me out
I am a meth head
I am a coke head
I have a wine enema fetish
My rear end leaks do to me putting things in it.
I had 2 cars repoed
My house was foreclosed
I live in the shelter
I post from the public library
I am a stupid racist
I am a racist because I am jealous that most if not all blacks are smarter than I am
I hate Obama because he has done so well for himself at such a young age
I hate Obama because I am such a failure at such an old old age.
My x-wife caught me in bed with a black dude
My x-wife kicked me to the curb because she caught me in bed with a black dude
My wee no longer woks do to my bad prostate
I tend to wet the bed when high



Edgewater, NJ

#102 Feb 27, 2013
I attended Gibbs Montclair/Livingston 2003-2005. I tried to get credits transferred over to a 4 year college and they wouldn't accept a single one. When I started Gibbs they said they were in the process of becoming accredited and would be within a few months. It never happened and I wasted two years with this school. I had to start over as a freshman at William Paterson University and now with about 35 credits left to finish my college career, I have hit my undergraduate loan limit because of Gibbs debt and had to take a leave of absence. If there are so many of us that have been scammed by this company that has since closed, there has to be something we can do. Are there any lawyers that have taken this case on?

Montgomery Village, MD

#103 Mar 12, 2013
Damn no wonder I can't get a response to my resume I attended Vienna campus visual com 2004.just to walk across the stage in front of family and friends just to get a associates degree in occupational science what the hell is that? Talking about pain in suffering .I went there to make a new start get a career now I'm sitting here unemployed cussing and fussing at salle Mae for trying to garnish my unemployment check. If its not to late I'm still in contact with my other classmates the only good thing that I came away with ...

United States

#104 Apr 3, 2013
Gil wrote:
Is anyone aware if there actually is a class-action lawsuit in the works against Gibbs, Norwalk? I actually work with another person who also graduated from Gibbs. I think they should be held accountable for the lies they told all of us and for destroying the credit of many students. And for anyone that would like to tell me to stop whining and get off my ass and work, I hold two jobs and do military service just to help pay off the exorbitant student loans I now have.
I completely agree with you Gill!!!! Does anyone know the actually date they closed? I went in 2007 & they were closed & sending student to Farmington!

Stratford, CT

#105 Apr 30, 2013
went there in 2002 for only 2 weeks and notice it was garbage when a student corrected a teacher and the teacher didn't know shit, the school was bull shit and over priced. then i corrected the financial department after there calculations were wrong. happy da sum bych closed.

Fairfax, VA

#106 May 10, 2013
I too attended Gibbs College in Vienna, VA. I was stupid enough to stay there long enough to get a certificate, two associates and a bachelors degree so now I am in debt for about $100,000. My credit is now crap and they are taking my tax refund money every year. They have also garnished my wages because of this. That is one reason I ended up losing my apartment. If anyone is serious about doing a class action law suit against them I am in. I can be reached at I am so done with these people and their money grubbing ways.

Washington, DC

#107 May 29, 2013
I attended Gibbs CollegeVA back in 2006 . Gibbs ruined my life. The degree is worthless , I dont even put it in my resume. I can be reached at
Lucia F bridgeport ct

Bridgeport, CT

#109 Jun 18, 2013
I too went to Gibbs in Norwalk. I am so furious at the fact that my parents, my grandfather & myself are are paying so much on my school loans just for this one school. My grandfather is furious for having gotten involved as a co-signer. At the end of my education, I went to career services to get into a career as they promised, since I did the Fashion Design & Merchandising program, I wanted to be either a merchandiser or a wardrobe stylist. They told me that they can't help me of place me anywhere for those type of careers, their focus is placing students to be designers. She proceeded to tell me to go to my local mall & apply to a store there. With a $35,000 tuition that had to be repayed, with interest of course, and I have to go apply at the mall.... I could've done that for free!!!!!!! Absolutely furious, and if there is anyway to end and /or be reimbursed for this hell that I've endured for the past 8 years, I def. want to be made aware of it. Please contact me right away with any information regarding any action.

Washington, DC

#110 Jul 24, 2013
By the looks of all these post going to gibbs was a fraud. My question is did anybody go thru with a law suit or any other successful way to get out of debt? If any one is interested in replying to my post I would appreciate an email sent to because to be honest IDK if I will find this forum,blog or whatever this is again. I guess we can not waste too much of our time on this loss that we were victimized on,but like I said if anyone is interested on answering my questions I will appreciate it very much. Thank you 4 ur time & consideration

Irvington, NJ

#112 Aug 14, 2013
I am here with you guys. First thing first, we have to come together as one(meaning no more negative comments about each other)because it won't take us anywhere. Let's put our frustration to the side and focus on how to file one major lawsuit against Gibbs. It is not going to be easy because the FEDS/Sallie Mae supported their scam; and they're not going to let us off the hook just like that. Nothing is impossible but we have to set up ONE ACCOUNT or WEBSITE where we can all chat about the case(which means we are going to need a lawyer/s to represent us. Second, we need to make more noise by starting an online petition and why not call your LOCAL NEWS CHANNELS!!! You never know folks, CNN and FOX might want the publicity when all hell breaks loose.

United States

#113 Aug 18, 2013
SAM wrote:
My name is Sangar and I'm a former student of Gibbs College Norwalk, CT . I came accross your story on the web, and I understand your situation. I attended the school for 2 yr, and just like everyone that went to Gibbs my credit has been damaged due to this school. I am trying to put together a law suit since the school is closing as of March 09. Because of the time frame I believe the law suite would be against Career Education Corp because they owned Gibbs College. Seeing that Sallie Mae is a lender there would also be suit against them. CEC had to know that there school wasn't accredited. So much information was misleading. I've tried to obtain my transcript so I can complete my degree some where else and they will not release it to me because they claim I owe money. If you don't mind me asking. Have you heard from any other people about this situation? What have you done about your situation? I look forward to hearing from you soon. You may want to check out this website . The link is just info on other students in the same situation. I am also trying to find people who have already been through the process. I was made aware of a lawsuit in 2003-2004 against Gibbs. If you have any question feel free to ask me. I'm currently looking to gather students together to file suit.
I am definitely interested in a lawsuit,please email me with the details.

United States

#114 Aug 18, 2013
please contact me about a lawsuit against Gibbs and the CEC;

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