UPDATE: Sullivan College, AG issue statements on ITT closure

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Sullivan University has reached out to local students who had been attending ITT Technical Institute in a statement on Tuesday, saying, “the colleges of the Sullivan University systems … stand ready to assist.”

The statement says that students wanting to transfer to Sullivan can contact the colleges in the system directly, and that its “full resources will be made available to assist as many ITT students as possible to continue their education this Fall.”

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In Frankfort, Attorney General Andy Beshear has also issued a statement about the closing of the for-profit school, saying, “the Kentucky Attorney General [office] is part of a 19-state coalition investigating ITT Tech. While it is our policy not to comment on investigations, I would encourage students to review information about ITT Tech on the U.S. Department of Education’s Website and continue to monitor that site over the next several days for updates on the issue.”

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9/6/16 10:25 a.m.

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) – The for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services is shutting down its campuses days after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.

The company, which operates vocational schools, announced “with profound regret” in a statement Tuesday that it is ending academic operations at all of its more than 130 campuses across 38 states.

The company, based in Carmel, Indiana, says its move will have an impact on hundreds of thousands of students and alumni as well as more than 8,000 employees.

ITT Educational Services says it was forced to take the action after the U.S. Department of Education issued sanctions Aug. 25, including a ban on enrolling new students who rely on federal financial aid.

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