ITT Tech shuts down campuses after federal aid ban

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – ITT Technical Institute is shutting down all campuses after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.

ITT Educational Services owns and operates more than 130 for-profit vocational colleges nationwide, including ITT Tech schools in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

“The actions of and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education have forced us to cease operations of the ITT Technical Institutes, and we will not be offering our September quarter,” the company said in a statement. “We reached this decision only after having exhausted the exploration of alternatives, including transfer of the schools to a non-profit or public institution.”

The Carmel, Indiana-based company said Tuesday that hundreds of thousands of current students and alumni and more than 8,000 employees will be affected.

“Our focus and priority with our remaining staff is on helping the tens of thousands of unexpectedly displaced students with their records and future educational options,” the company said in the statement.

ITT Tech stopped enrolling new students on Aug. 29.

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