What's next for ITT Tech students?
Thousands of ITT Tech students will wake up Wednesday morning with many unanswered questions after the school announced it would close the doors at all 130 campuses.
The closure is expected to impact some 40,000 students nationwide and around 2,000 in Indiana. There are six campuses in Indiana alone.
Students who have already earned their degree from ITT Tech can still use it. According to the U.S. Department of Education, it is still valid because it was obtained during the time ITT Tech was an operational institution.
Current students who need to access their transcript can still do so through the Student Portal; however, since the school is now closed it is unclear how long that website will be available.
For students who had a degree in progress, current credits may not transfer because not all colleges and institutions have an equivalent program to ITT Tech. For a list of programs similar to what ITT Tech offered, click here. If students have additional questions, they can send an email to StudentQuestions@itt-tech.edu.
A big question among students will be about financial aid and if loans will be paid off. Students may be eligible for their loan to be paid off depending on when they attended ITT Tech. If a student was currently enrolled and unable to complete their program, then they would be eligible for a loan pay off.
Also, another factor that makes a student eligible is if the school closes within 120 days from the time of withdrawal.
A student is not eligible for a loan discharge if they transferred their credit to another school or completed coursework from ITT Tech. More information about the loan discharge process can be found from a loan servicer.
Wednesday at 10 a.m. (EST) a webinar will be held to help students with unanswered questions.