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Five schools stepping up to help ITT Tech students

Posted: 11:08 PM, Sep 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-13 14:04:25-04
5 schools stepping up to help ITT Tech students

INDIANAPOLIS -- Five schools are stepping forward to help thousands of students left in the lurch by ITT Tech's sudden closure.

The school closed its doors for good on September 6 after a ruling by the U.S. Department of Education blocked all federal student loan funding for ITT Tech.

On Wednesday, representatives from Ivy Tech, WGU Indiana, Indiana Wesleyan, Harrison College and Oakland City University joined state officials to release details about how they are trying to help ITT Tech students.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education posted information on its homepage to serve as a starting poin t for students with questions about their options moving forward.

There are financial resources as well as information and contacts for the five Indiana colleges partnering to help ITT Tech students.

In addition, Ivy Tech will host events at its campuses where ITT Tech students can come and meet with representatives from the five colleges to check out opportunities for continuing their degrees.

The first event will take place on Wednesday, September 28, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis campus.  Click here for more details

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The state is also taking steps to help the employees at ITT Tech's six Indiana campuses and corporate office in Carmel.

Rapid response teams from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development are reaching out to the workers to connect them with local job opportunities as well as provide help with resumes, interview workshops, and skills assessments.

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Latest figures from the state show 1,000 students and 662 employees were affected by the ITT Tech closure in Indiana.

RESOURCES FOR ITT STUDENTS

• Visit www.che.in.gov to access all resources and information in one location. 
• Transcripts: ITT students who have been affected by the closure may access unofficial transcripts and records through ITT’s website and should submit a formal request for their official transcript through the Indiana Archives and Records Administration.
• Loan Forgiveness: Some ITT students may be eligible to have their federal loans discharged. Students should go directly to the U.S. Department of Education website to learn about eligibility and steps required to apply for a closed-school loan discharge.
• Adult Scholarships and Resources: For adult learners, Indiana’s You Can. Go Back . initiative provides $1,000 scholarships and a college-match app to help adult Hoosiers find the right program for their unique needs and aspirations. Learn more at YouCanGoBack.org .
• Learn More Indiana: Students should explore their options carefully before deciding to enroll and invest in a postsecondary program. There are many resources available to help Hoosiers make the best decisions aligned to their personal goals, financial situations and scheduling needs. LearnMoreIndiana.org is a State-sponsored online resource for Hoosier students to learn about different college programs and potential return on investment one, five and ten years after graduating