JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Virginia College in Jackson is opening its doors to students from ITT Technical Institute.
The for-profit institution closed after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students that use federal financial aid. The school posted a statement on the website saying that they have several partner schools that will provide an opportunity students to complete their programs.
Virginia College officials said they are offering assistance to former ITT students.
“It will be our honor to give former ITT students the individual support they need,” said Milton Anderson, president of Virginia College in Jackson. “We’ve determined which ITT credits will transfer and align with our comparable classes so the transition to a new school will be a manageable process. We want to do whatever we can to help.”
They are also offering a special tuition rate for ITT students and waiving their enrollment and registration fees.
“As former ITT students join our student body to continue their educational journey, it is important to know that Virginia College in Jackson is in good standing with our accreditor and the U.S. Department of Education, and we are fully focused on our mission of providing post-secondary career education that prepares our graduates to enter the workplace with a valuable skill set,” said Anderson.
For students who want more information about this, call Virginia College in Jackson at (866) 543-0136 or visit the school’s website.