CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The troubled Charlotte School of Law appears to have closed. Students tell FOX 46 Charlotte the fall semester was scheduled to start in a few weeks and many of them had already paid for books and signed up for classes. Now, they are having trouble just trying to get a hold of the school.
"I am not surprised. The hand writing was on the wall," said former student, Talece Hunter.
Charlotte School of Law alumni received a letter Tuesday from the President of the alumni association, telling them their school is closing immediately.
In the letter, he says the interim dean informed him Monday that the American Bar Association denied the schools teach out plan and the North Carolina Board of Governors denied the school's request to extend their license to operate.
When FOX 46 Charlotte checked Tuesday evening, the Charlotte School of Law website was already taken offline.
"It was difficult to get records when the school was open and they had limited staff, so getting records now when the school is closed it's going to be quite a challenge too apply for law schools and now have the documentation you need for your application," said Hunter.
Hunter has finally received some of her education records after she left the school last year.
The Charlotte School of Law was placed on probation by the American Bar Association for reportedly not preparing students well enough to become lawyers.
Hunter, along with hundreds of other former students, are now filing lawsuits to get some of the money they paid, returned. Until that happens, students like Hunter are packing up, and leaving the Queen City.
"Charlotte is my home and I love Charlotte and I do not want to move but in order to finish my education I will go where I have to go," said Hunter.
It could take another year before some former Charlotte School of Law students see any money returned from their federal student loans.