CINCINNATI -- Just one week after Indiana-based ITT Technical Institute got shut down by a U.S. Department of Education ruling regarding federal loans, Cincinnati State is joining the long list of community colleges around the country planning to open new doors to ITT Tech students who got locked out.
Students can learn more at two information sessions at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 211 of the Advanced Technical Learning Center on the Clifton Campus at 3520 Central Parkway. Staff will guide ITT Tech students through registration, financial aid, veterans' concerns and various class options.
Many of Cincinnati State's programs are in line with ITT Tech's old options like information technology, cybersecurity and criminal justice.
The information sessions will be repeated at the same times Sept. 20 for those who can't make it Tuesday. No reservations required. Students may also call (513) 569-5777 for more information.
“Timing is critical for these students,” said Cincinnati State President Monica Posey in a news release. “The last thing we want to see as educators is for delays caused by the ITT Tech shutdown to turn into students permanently dropping out. We want to reach as many ITT students as soon we can. There are opportunities for you here at Cincinnati State.”
The information sessions are the first phase on a comprehensive action plan for ITT Tech students to be unveiled by Posey on Thursday.
"The actions of and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education have forced us to cease operations of the ITT Technical Institutes, and we will not be offering our September quarter," ITT Tech said in a press release. "We reached this decision only after having exhausted the exploration of alternatives, including transfer of the schools to a non-profit or public institution."
The federal ruling blocked all federal student loan funding for the school.
The school said it had to eliminate more than 8,000 employee positions. ITT Tech has a campus in Norwood on Wesley Avenue and another on Stop 8 Road in Dayton.