KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Indiana-based company says its ITT Technical Institute campuses in Overland Park, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, have permanently closed.
ITT Educational Services blamed the closings on a federal ruling last month that banned the company from enrolling any students who relied on federal financial aid.
The Kansas City Star reports the action reflects concerns by the U.S. Department of Education about the company’s “administrative capacity, organizational integrity, financial ability and ability to serve students.”
ITT Educational Services says the closings will be permanent and idle most of its roughly 8,000 employees.
U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says students enrolled in ITT facilities may be able to have federal student loans at the school discharged.