ITT Tech students left in the dark after schools close

The school is leaving 40,000 students and 8,000 employees in the dark.

After ITT Tech closed all of its schools, students in St. Louis are wondering what will happen to their credit hours and their student loan debt.

Adam Stogsdill attended the Arnold campus for a year and a half. He was just 12 weeks away from earning his two-year degree in architectural drafting and design. Tuesday, he received an email the school was suddenly closed.

“We were really left in the dark,” Stogsdill said. “Where can I get the rest of my education? Can I get the rest of my education to get a degree?”

Last month, the U.S. Department of Education banned the for-profit school from accepting any students who use federal financial aid. That move forced ITT Tech to close all of its campuses, including the ones in Earth City and Arnold.

ITT Tech released a statement, saying, in part “"We believe the government's action was inappropriate and unconstitutional. It will now likely rest on other parties to understand these reprehensible actions and to take action to attempt to prevent this from happening again."

Read the full statement here.

Meanwhile, Stogsdill is hopeful he can find  way to continue his education.

“Something needs to be done, whether it's a civil lawsuit, or some type of administrative action by the government to help us out,” Stogsdill said.


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