Students previously enrolled at the recently closed Fort Myers campus of ITT Technical Institute can now transfer seamlessly to the nonprofit Hodges University, also in Fort Myers, the institution recently announced in a welcoming statement.
“Hodges is a transfer-friendly institution accepting transfer credits from both regionally and nationally accredited institutions,” Brent Passey, who serves as VP of enrollment management at Hodges University, said.
The news should come as a pleasant surprise for enrollees who may have had concerns about transfer of credits, particularly since ITT’s website stated that reassignment of course credits was not guaranteed. Further, scholarship aid may also be available.
“Students in the Southwest Florida area who have been negatively impacted by the loss of access to federal financial aid at ITT may be eligible for a Hodges University scholarship award up to $2,000 for fall 2016 enrollment,” Passey said.
ITT, a private college system offering technology-oriented programs, recently announced that it is shuttering all 130 of its campuses nationwide. Spokespersons stated that it cannot survive recent sanctions issued by the U.S. Department of Education after it was banned from enrolling new students receiving federal financial aid.
The Indiana-based school informed over 35,000 students of its closing, leaving many in the position of finding alternatives with short notice.