Some 400 students affected by the shutdown earlier this month of ITT Technical College are expected to get help from the Georgia Department of Veterans Service to see if they can recoup tuition or get a waiver on college debt payments through the federal Veterans Affairs Department.
The move comes after ITT Tech’s parent company announced it was immediately closing all its campuses in 38 states, including locations in Atlanta, Duluth and Douglasville, Duluth and Kennesaw.
The closings followed sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education, which last month barred ITT from enrolling any students who received federal financial aid and required the company notify students about accreditation problems.
Officials with the state agency said this week they are actively seeking to contact any ITT students that were attending school using veterans education benefits. The agency has already begun mailing out letters outlining these students’ options in the wake of the closure.
Students who have not received a letter or have questions can contact the agency at 404-656-2306 or online at http://veterans.ga.gov/education.
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