LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Like a normal day at ITT Tech on Old Todds Road in Lexington, students came and went. Unlike a normal day, they were locked out of the building and forced to scratch their heads in the parking lot.
“It hurts, it really does hurt because we don’t know what’s going to happen,” says Kisha Crowders, a nursing student set to graduate in March.
ITT Tech campuses across the U.S. suddenly closed Tuesday, saying the U.S. Department of Education stripped it of its ability to enroll students using federal student aid. The tech school says it was forced to close.
That’s more than just a nuisance for students expecting to graduate from programs like nursing as soon as this Friday.
“We’re so close to graduating, we just feel like we shouldn’t have to start back over at the beginning of the nursing program,” says Crowders. Another student, Yamini Ray was supposed to “walk” this week.
“It’s devastating because when you go to college, you put in the time, you do the work, you make the grades, you look for your one shining moment,” she says.
Sullivan University campuses in Lexington and Louisville have said they can help those students impacted. ITT Tech has posted some resources on its website as well. Find that here: .http://itt-tech.info/.