The Art Institute of Houston

Hi everyone I’m a little late on the news to the Borrowers Defense Fund and I really need some help. I started at AI in 2011 and graduated in 2013 with an associate’s in web development. Soon after I started AI I realized that it wasn’t worth it and I started to look into transferring. I was then told by multiple colleges that my credits were not transferable so I would have wanted my time and money I decided to tough it out. As time went by the classes and lessons being taught were not actually being thought. Google was teaching us not the teacher I can still remember asking a question and being told to google it after I told her I did goole it and I cant find the answer two hours later she got very upset and started she would find it in less than 5 minutes. Come to find out she couldn’t find the answer either and had to tell me a different way to do it. My last quarter my flash teacher actually quite in the middle of the quarter so we didn’t even have a teacher. That is just some of the problems. I was told that they would help me find a job Haha that’s a joke its 6 years later and I still dont have a job in my degree. But I still have the debt. Can anyone please help me figure out how to fill out this form I can not afford to pay these student loans nor do I think I should have to.

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Hi there,
Thanks for reaching out for more help. I will send you a message and we can coordinate a time to talk.


Thank you I messaged you back


Im in the same boat, can you nudge me in the right direction?
thank you so much for all your help with this.


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I will message you as well. we can jump on a call and go over your situation. I am happy to help.

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I started writing mine for the Hollywood location that closed recently, but I’ve already graduated years ago and I don’t necessarily qualify under their borrowers defense guidelines because of it. Am I still correct in submitting?

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YES! you can still file DTR- Borrower Defense.
Your eligibility and chance for discharge really come down to the language you use when you right the statements. You want to be very specific with ’ • ’ bullet point statements the demonstrate the misconduct.

If you want any help, let me know.

And also…if you have any documents from the enrollment process. That can help too, also not required.

This is the thread the questions came up in.

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Hi Dawn,

So would you also recommend not putting too much emotion into it?

Can you give me an example of what you mean?

Do you have a private email so I can send this information to you? Yeahhh I need some help.

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Information on how to get transcripts


June 17th - June 21st 11am - 1pm only

June 24th - June 28th 1pm – 5pm (limited access to some transcripts)

**July 1st - July 4th ** Closed

**July 5th ** 10am - 5pm

Houston students fill out the attached form and mail it in with your payment ($7 per transcript) to the address on the form (we do not take payments over the phone ). If you
are approved your official transcript will be mailed within a week. I am sorry however,
we do not use any of the electronic services to send transcripts.

Houston North and Non-Houston students please visit this link and it has information on how to order your transcript.

If you need just an unofficial transcript (no approval or payment needed, emailed to you only), email the form to or faxed 412.258.7237.

Houston students may also come in person during these times and provided we have access to your information you can get it the same day:
Tuesday – Friday 11am – 1pm and Monday – Thursday 2pm – 6pm.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to respond back.

AiH Transcript Request Form.pdf (210.0 KB)

I am not sure if I will get accepted. I graduated in 1999 from Duffs business institute.

File a DTR- Borrower Defense