STCC offers assistance to displaced ITT Technical Institute students
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College will offer assistance and support to any student affected by the sudden closing of all 137 campuses of the ITT Technical Institute, including two in Massachusetts.
The abrupt closure of all ITT Technical Institute campuses dislodged more than 35,000 students from their programs nationwide, including an estimated 500 students in the Bay State.
Displaced students who want to explore their educational transition options should call the STCC Admissions Office at (413) 755-3333 or visit Garvey Hall (Building 16), Room 121, to schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor, said STCC Dean of Admissions Louisa Davis-Freeman.
“We welcome students who were enrolled at ITT to contact us to discuss their educational goals and their academic backgrounds,” Davis-Freeman said.
Affected students will have an opportunity to ask questions about the application process, financial aid and other enrollment issues, Davis-Freeman said.
She said STCC can assist former ITT students who took courses either online or at any of ITT’s physical locations. Davis-Freeman said admissions counselors will help explore all options for future enrollment at STCC.
ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit college chain, announced Sept. 6 it was shutting down all of its campuses, citing sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education that barred the school from accessing loans and grants. The DOE last week banned federal loans for new ITT students. The move came in the wake of repeated findings that ITT was not in compliance with its accreditor’s standards.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 8,500 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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