Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human officially closed on July 31, 2023. On April 12, 2023, Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential notified its students, faculty, and staff that the institution will cease operations either through an internal teach-out plan or external teach-out agreement. Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential entered into a teach-out agreement with Maharishi International University, ceased instruction as of July 19, 2023, and ceased operations by July 31, 2023.
Information relevant to this transition is provided below.
The University was institutionally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). For accreditation questions, please contact DEAC: https://www.deac.org/.
Additionally, the University’s programs held specialized accreditation from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For questions about this accreditation, please contact IACBE: https://www.iacbe.org
Transcripts/Enrollment & Education Verifications
To request a transcript or verify education, please contact the Wisconsin Educational Approval Program (EAP):
(Please note: If you are a student who participated in the teach-out plan with Maharishi International University, you can contact MIU to obtain your records).
For specific information for prior students regarding the School’s closure, please also see the EAP’s School Closure website at:
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.
US Department of Education Resources:
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
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/
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.
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 Wisconsin Education Approval Program: Please email DSPSEAB@wisconsin.gov
General Questions for the Illinois Board of Higher Education: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org