According to the Department of Education, ITT students have several options:
- They can transfer their ITT credits to a new school, however, it’s up to the receiving institution if they will accept the credits. ITT’s own website warns students that “it is unlikely that any credits earned at the school will be transferable or accepted by any institution other than an ITT Technical Institute.”
- If ITT students don’t transfer their credits, they will likely be eligible for discharge of their student loans. Students will need their academic and financial records to apply. Contact the state licensing agency here for more information on records.
- Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loan Program loans or Federal Perkins Loans can be discharged. If your loan discharge is approved, the U.S. Department of Education may be required to refund all or some of the payments a student made on their loan, as well as forgiveness of future payments. Students should contact their loan provider for specific information.
- If a person is in default of student loans at the time of the school’s closure, the discharge may erase the default status. If a person doesn’t have any other loans in default, they will retain eligibility for federal student aid.
- Students can appeal if their application for loan dismissal is denied. There is more information about that here.
- Veterans attending ITT will be covered under the same provisions related to loan discharge. However, veterans cannot be credited for the months of eligibility under the G.I Bill already used while at ITT. As many as 35,000 veterans attend ITT, according to Student Veterans of America.
- Students who received a loan through a private institution to pay for school should contact their lender about options.
- Past students, who have graduated or dropped out, can file claims to get their federal loans forgiven.
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Growing up in a military family, Taylor Thomas lived overseas until she was 16 years old. She called places such as Great Britain and the Philippines home. For a time, Taylor even spoke with a British accent. Well now she resides in the DC area and for the past three years has worked as the news anchor for The Steve Harvey Morning Show on WHUR. Recently, Taylor has adopted the Washington Redskins as her most loved pro sports team. And she considers Hains Point as her all time favorite spot in the district.