San Diego City College helps students affected by ITT Tech shutdown
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — ITT Technical Institute closed its doors on September 6 after 50 years of business.
About 35,000 students were enrolled at ITT Tech, some just one class away from graduating. Students have been trying to figure out how to transfer their credits after all 130 campuses closed their doors.
The government cut off federal financial aid for new students, which was one of the reasons the tech institute decided to shut down. The for-profit college relied heavily on federal grants and loans received by students.
Without those, ITT could no longer operate.
San Diego City College wanted to help students affected by the closure, so they hosted a workshop Wednesday where they offered financial and academic counseling. The staff at San Diego City College are doing their best to transfer the credits so ITT students can earn a degree and graduate.