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PHILADELPHIA, PA., Sept. 8, 2016 — Community College of Philadelphia experts are standing by to help displaced ITT Tech students navigate complex academic and financial aid issues and provide best options for them to move forward. There is still time to enroll for the 10-week semester, which begins Oct. 4.
"We are prepared to accommodate ITT Tech students for one of our fall terms,” said Dr. Samuel Hirsch, the College’s vice president of Academic and Student Success. “Our financial aid team and academic advising team are here to give students personal assistance. They will individually assess students’ academic standing and provide them with feasible academic and financial options.”
Academic counselors stand ready to offer students one-on-one assistance and help them explore an array of special program options to complete their education, such as credit by examination, credit for prior learning and credit awarded for life experience. In addition, College experts will review students’ financial aid status, assess their eligibility for aid and scholarship opportunities and develop the best plan for them.
Staff from Admissions, Financial Aid and Counseling will answer questions and walk students through the steps of enrollment during "Fast-Track to Enrollment for ITT Students Day” from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Main Campus Welcome Center, located on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets.
Interested ITT Tech students are invited to visit www.ccp.edu/itt to complete an information form. They will be contacted by an Enrollment Services representative, who will advise them of next steps.
With average tuition costs for an associate’s degree at just over $11,000, Community College of Philadelphia is an affordable choice for transferring ITT Tech students. In 2015-2016, ITT Tech publications put the average cost of obtaining an associate’s degree upwards of $44,000 (including fees).
“We’re here, and we’re ready to help students figure it out,” Dr. Hirsch said. “But they should contact us soon, because courses begin in October.”
ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit institution with campuses in 38 states, announced Tuesday that it was closing all locations, displacing more than 35,000 students nationwide, including more than 4,000 in Pennsylvania.
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