RICHMOND – A new online portal offers help to students impacted by the recent closure of ITT Technical Institution, by providing key information about steps they can take to continue their education at another institution or seek student loan forgiveness.
Earlier this month, ITT Tech ceased operations nationwide, and the closure shuttered five campuses in the Commonwealth, including locations in Salem, Chantilly, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Richmond.
The web portal offers a one-stop resource for students with questions about how to proceed in the wake of the ITT closure.
The governor has directed the Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) to leverage every available state resource to assist these students, including the many veterans and active-duty servicemen and women who were enrolled at ITT.
“The closure of an institution like ITT Tech impacts hundreds of students and families across our Commonwealth, as well as one of the top priorities of this administration – workforce development,” Governor McAuliffe said. “We are committed to ensuring that the individuals who are affected by this closure benefit from every available state resource so they can get the skills and training they need to succeed in the new Virginia economy.”
The inter-agency response to the ITT closure will assist students who were enrolled at the institution, as well as alumni, as they work to complete their education or benefit fully from the degree they earned.
“The closure of ITT Tech has affected many of Virginia’s veterans, and it is our job to make sure we continue to support those students who have served us,” Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey said. “We are committed to working through the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and other state agencies in order to provide Virginia’s veterans with the resources they need and the support they deserve as they go through this transition.”
Students attending any one of the five ITT Tech campuses located in Virginia may call their nearest community college to learn more about the options that are available to them.
Contact information is below:
|ITT Technical Institute Campus
|Nearest VCCS College||Toll Free|
|Norfolk Campus||Tidewater Community College||855-308-5614|
|Northern Virginia Campus – Chantilly||Northern Virginia Community College||855-323-3199|
|Northern Virginia Campus – Springfield||Northern Virginia Community College||855-323-3199|
|Richmond Campus||John Tyler Community College||855-874-6684|
|Roanoke Campus||Virginia Western Community College||855-874-6690|