ITT Tech students explore their options in wake of shutdown

A day after ITT Technical Institute abruptly shut down all its schools, thousands of students are researching their options for what to do next.
News Story (California)

Samantha Masunaga, Jim Puzzanghera
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
September 7, 2016

Tags: For-profit college, Student Debt

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)


T students also could try to have private student loans forgiven and receive compensation for cash tuition payments through the state’s Student Tuition Recovery Fund, said Robyn Smith, a senior attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

The organization is planning a clinic Thursday to explain options to low-income ITT students, she said. The clinic will be held at the foundation’s west office at 1102 Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles. Students can call (213) 640-3906 to register.

Smith warned students not to rush into a “hasty decision.” She said scammers will try to prey on those who are unsure of what to do next, such as companies that offer debt-relief packages that charge illegal upfront fees.