Free Tuition For Displaced Vatterott Students

ST LOUIS, MO – December 18, 2018 – Yesterday, Vatterott College announced its closing, displacing hundreds of employees and thousands more students. In response, The Academy of Pet Careers is offering up to 5 Vatterott students free tuition to attend their pet career school in hopes that other educational facilities will follow their example.

With this news, there has been growing negativity towards for-profit schools. This includes statements from Illinois Senator Dick Durbin saying,

“It is the obligation of the Department of Education to do everything in its power to make sure that students are fully informed of available options, including closed school discharge, and to prevent these students from being lured into completing their studies at other predatory and financially shaky for-profit colleges.”

The Academy of Pet Careers’ President, Joseph Schifano, had this to say in response to Senator Durbin,

“We are shocked by the sudden closing of Vatterott College. Students and employees alike should not be left without options after investing so much of their time and money. It is up to all schools, for-profit or not, to step up to the plate and pick up the pieces. Educational facilities in this country should be held to a higher standard.”

Mr Schifano goes on to urge local schools to open their doors and offer affordable options to help these students in need. The Academy of Pet Careers is setting an example by offering full tuition to up to 5 students displaced by the closing of Vatterott College.

About The Academy of Pet Careers

The Academy of Pet Careers (APC) has led the education of pet professionals in the Midwest since 1993. The APC certifies pet professionals in the fields of dog grooming, dog training, and animal behavior. All programs in the dog grooming school and dog training school are hands-on. In addition, each student learns in a real work environment. For more information visit and follow the company on Facebook and Instagram.

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