Some Indiana Colleges Offering Help To Former ITT Tech Students

Sep 13, 2016

Indiana colleges are offering help to former ITT Tech students.
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State higher education and workforce officials are promoting ways to aid students and employees displaced by the sudden shutdown of the for-profit ITT Technical Institute.

A small group of public and private colleges say they’ll give discounts and evaluate credits earned by ITT students to help them finish degrees or transfer to another program.

Ivy Tech Community College won’t accept ITT credits but President Sue Ellspermann says it and other colleges will consider various options.

“We will look at those credits and do prior learning assessments and or cross-walk those credits to certification and life experiences they have to try and maximize what they bring along to their next institution,” Ellspermann says.

State officials say ITT students should get copies of their transcripts and look into federal loan forgiveness as soon as possible.

About 1,000 students and 660 employees were displaced when ITT closed its six Indiana campuses and Carmel-based corporate office earlier this month.

For details on which colleges are offering help to former ITT students, click here.