Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Midlands Tech is offering an information session for former ITT Tech students affected by that school's shutdown.
The session will let students learn about Midlands Tech's academic and career programs, see what financial aid options might be available, and apply to the college for free. The event takes place Thursday, September 22, from 6-8 pm at the MTC Airport Campus Academic Center, Room 143.
Late last month, the U.S. Department of Education barred ITT from enrolling new students who depend on federal aid and required the company to warn current students that its accreditation is in jeopardy. ITT also was told that it must increase its reserves from $94.4 million to $247.3 million, or 40% of federal student aid the company received in 2015.
The financial blow was too much for ITT to bear, so the decision was made to shutter operations, a move that will impact thousands of students and employees.
During Thursday's event, Midlands Tech is streamlining the admissions process and waiving the $35 application fee. Plus, MTC will have advisors standing by to assess the individual academic needs of each attendee.
Midlands Technical College is still enrolling new students now for its Fall II Semester. Spring registration begins October 19. People can go to www.midlandstech.edu/ITTCollegeNight for more information and to register to attend the Thursday night event.