Beaufort County Community College reaches out to ITT Tech students

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WASHINGTON, NC (WNCT) – Beaufort County Community College is reaching out to students left stranded by the sudden closing of ITT Tech.

In a news release, the community college offered to help former ITT Tech students who want to continue their education.

The school offers a series of eight-week classes, called Late Start, beginning October 12. Students who enroll will still receive credit for an entire semester, and they will not have to wait until spring to start classes.

The school’s admissions staff will be available to help students determine how their previous credits can transfer, or if not, whether students can receive credit for prior learning. Beaufort Community College offers a wide range of degree programs, as well as online and hybrid classes.

ITT Tech shut down all of its schools on Tuesday, and according to the Los Angeles Times, ITT Educational Services Inc. was banned by the Department of Education from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.

The ban came after the company had been investigated in multiple states for fraud and predatory lending practices. The shutdown will affect 35,000 students across the country.

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