On August 25, 2016, without previous notice, the U.S. Department of Education imposed a series of new requirements and conditions on the ITT Technical Institutes, including imposing conditions on our institutions’ continued participation in the federal student financial aid programs that the Department of Education administers. We proposed alternatives to the Department of Education, including teaching out our students or giving us time to sell our schools to another company that would continue your education, but our alternatives were rejected. Therefore, after evaluating the impact of these new requirements on our institutions, we made the very difficult decision on September 6, 2016, to close our ITT Technical Institute resident campuses at the end of the June 2016 quarter.
For more information, click here to read the Communication Notice sent to students enrolled in the July 2016 term online via email and posted on the internal student portal on September 6, 2016.
At the time, we expected that online students in the July 2016 academic term would be able to complete the term, which was scheduled to end on October 16, 2016. However, due to a significant and unforeseen circumstance resulting in a reorganization to cease operations and permanently close the business, we must cancel the July 2016 online term effective today.
We are truly sorry to have to make this decision, but wanted to communicate it to you as soon as possible so that you can begin deciding the next steps to take that are best for you.
Since closing our ITT Technical Institute campuses on September 6, 2016, we continued to provide support services to assist students. Specifically, we retained personnel at a centralized office to respond to student emails and phone calls, update our www.itt-tech.edu website, send regular communication to students and alumni, and gather records. However, we will no longer be providing these support services effective today.
Below is key contact information to assist you as you move forward:
• Visit www.itt-tech.edu: Here you will find information, such how to request your transcript, obtain your diploma, and download a list of schools in your area with programs of study similar to those offered by your school, or view a list of schools that ITT Technical Institute has articulation agreements with to help provide you with an opportunity to complete your program of study.
• For information on student financial aid and other options, please contact the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID or visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/itt.
• For information on GI Bill benefits and remaining entitlement, please contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 or visit http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.
Please know we are extremely disappointed to have to discontinue our operations after more than 50 years of serving students.
We want to thank all of the men and women that have diligently served you throughout your studies at ITT Technical Institute. We, and they, apologize for this unexpected disruption to your education and we sincerely wish you the best as you move forward.
Regards, ITT Technical Institute