In a news release Monday, Corinthian said the $16 million will help it avoid “an immediate cash shortfall" and will "allow its students to continue their educational programs as planned.”
But as part of the agreement, the company also pledged to sell many of its campuses and wind down operations at other underperforming campuses that are under heightened scrutiny by the Education Department.
Corinthian said it would finalize the sales plan with the Department of Education by July 1.
Despite the $16-million cash infusion, Corinthian said in a regulatory filing that it will still need additional financing. The company said it would continue to ask the Department of Education for modifications to the 21-day waiting period on federal student aid.
Corinthian is one of the largest for-profit college corporations in the country, and derives nearly 85% of its revenues from federal student loan and grant money.
Corinthian is also required to hire an outside compliance monitor who will have access to all internal company finances and documentation.