The Community Colleges of Spokane are opening their doors and wallets to former ITT Technical Institute students following the for-profit college’s announcement Tuesday of its closure.
Both Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Community College have designated staff liaisons to help former ITT Tech students transfer. Additionally, the CCS Foundation has set aside $10,000 to help transferring students.
“We wanted to reach out and kind of make it easier for them to move across,” said Jesse Zumbro, the scholarship manager for the foundation. “We plan to eliminate some of the financial barriers that pop up. Things like testing fees, things along those lines.”
Carrie Bolinger, the liaison for SFCC, said each student will be evaluated individually to determine what credits will transfer.
“Our doors are wide open to these students,” she said. “We’re urging all former ITT Tech students to contact us.”
According to the State Board of Education, 130 students were pursuing associate degrees in Spokane, while 63 were bachelor’s students. Spokane Falls Community College offers bachelor’s degrees in information systems, information technology and applied management.
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