CNM begins reaching out to former ITT Tech students

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Central New Mexico Community College plans to reach out to former ITT Tech students. This, after ITT Tech suddenly and unexpectedly closed their doors.

CNM administrators say ITT Tech’s closing is very unfortunate for those students who were attending. Now, they’re laying out the welcome mat, inviting former ITT Tech students to learn how CNM could be the next step.

ITT Tech recently shut down all of their schools, nationwide. The feds investigated the for-profit institution for fraud and recently, the Department of Education said it would no longer offer financial aid to its new students.

Attorney General Hector Balderas spoke out last week about how he’s taking the issue to Congress.

“They dramatically shut their doors. They’ve left 40,000 American students in the cold,” Balderas said.

ITT Tech had more than 130 campuses across the country, including one in New Mexico. In light of the school’s closure, CNM plans to hold information sessions for former ITT Tech students covering various topics, from financial aid status and how to best manage their debt, to the transfer of credits.

Currently, one of the first lines on ITT’s website reads, “Credits earned are unlikely to transfer.”

The first information session is Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at CNM in Max Salazar Hall. There’s also another session on September 15, same time, same place.

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