Former ITT Tech students could get help from LBW

Published 1:27 am Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Though there had been no inquires as of Monday afternoon, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College joins other Alabama community colleges in helping students who whose education came to an abrupt halt by the ITT Tech closure.
LBWCC spokesperson Renee LeMaire said it was her understanding that there had been no inquires yet from former ITT students regarding LBWCC’s programs.
“We are prepared to review each inquiry on a case-by-case basis and stand ready to help these students as much as we can,” she said.
Recently, ITT Tech, a private, for-profit school with campuses throughout the country and in Mobile, Madison and Birmingham, closed its campuses after the federal government would no longer allowed the college to enroll students who were utilizing federal financial aid due to sanctions against them.
The decision from the federal government was based upon alleged fraud and marketing.
The company filed bankruptcy.
The Alabama Community College system said its private school licensure division is working with ITT Tech to monitor teach out plans, transfer credit capabilities, tuition recovery and loan forgiveness.
The system is accepting transfer credits from ITT Tech depending on the type of program.
Some 1,600 students from around the state were enrolled in the school’s programs.