ITT Tech

BridgeValley supports our neighbors with guidance and services to help students reach their higher education goals.  Due to the sudden nature of ITT Tech’s decision to cease operations, we are currently evaluating our options and formulating a plan to best help the students who have been impacted by ITT’s closure.  

There will be an Informational Open House for ITT Tech students:

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016  
  • Big Sandy Superstore Arena & Convention Center
  • Riverside Ballroom
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM    

Please review this helpful information below, and we encourage you to contact our Dean of Enrollment Services to discover how BridgeValley can help students obtain an accredited college degree.

Joyce Surbaugh
Dean of Enrollment Services


Joyce.Surbaugh@bridgevalley.edu
Phone: 304.734.6603


What programs does BridgeValley offer? 
Here is a list of the programs that BridgeValley offers that may overlap with the degrees offered by ITT Tech at Huntington:

Will my ITT credits transfer?
In response to ITT Tech’s recent announcement to cease operations, BridgeValley will review the transcripts of ITT students and graduates to identify opportunities to transfer into a BridgeValley program.  BridgeValley cannot ensure the transfer of all ITT course credits but will evaluate each student’s transcript on an individual basis.  Students will work with an academic advisor to assess whether the ITT credits earned are comparable with BridgeValley’s current courses. 

ITT students who are interested in continuing their studies at BridgeValley should contact the college to investigate their options.

If I transfer, can I start now?
Each student’s situation is unique, and BridgeValley cannot guarantee a start date for students transferring from ITT Tech.   Please contact our Dean of Enrollment Services to discover how BridgeValley can help students obtain an accredited college degree.  Students who transfer into a comparable program will not be eligible for a loan discharge. 

What late start classes do you offer?
BridgeValley currently is offering the following late start classes and exploring what additional classes we may be able to offer later in the semester in light of the ITT announcement:

  • DC & AC Circuits
  • AC Circuits: Fundamentals
  • Fund of Business Comp Apps
  • Content Management Systems
  • Valvetrain Component & Operate
  • Electrical Prod, Store, & Use
  • Chassis Electrical Systems
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Differential and Drive Axles
  • Hydraulic Brakes
  • Classroom Success Strategies
  • Tech Orientation
  • Construction Inspection I
  • Bridge Inspection II
  • Construction Calculations
  • Networking II
  • Networking II
  • Networking IV
  • Applied Technical Math
  • Opportunities Analysis
  • Process Tech I: Equipment
  • Process Quality
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Diversity in the Workplace

How will this affect my financial aid?
You may be eligible for a 100% discharge of your Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, or Federal Perkins Loans under either of these circumstances:

  • Your school closes while you're enrolled, and you do not complete your program because of the closure. If you were on an approved leave of absence, you are considered to have been enrolled at the school.
  • Your school closes within 120 days after you withdraw.

Note that you might need your academic records if you plan to attend another school and want to have your coursework at the closed school taken into consideration. Students who transfer into a comparable program will not be eligible for a loan discharge.
If your loan is discharged and you complete a comparable program at another school through any means by which you benefit from the training provided by the closed school, you may have to pay back the amount that was discharged.  Click here to visit the Federal Student Aid website for more details about student loans and how to apply for a 100% discharge of your Direct Loans.

How will this affect my GI Bill benefits?
Students can no longer receive GI Bill benefits, including the monthly housing allowance, for any future classes at ITT. Even if your enrollment for the upcoming term was already submitted to VA for classes at ITT beginning after the end of the summer quarter, VA cannot pay for it. This includes payments under any GI Bill benefit program including the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program. VA does not have the legal authority to restore any GI Bill benefits you have used to attend ITT, even if you are not finished with the classes this term. You are, however, free to pursue your education goals at another school or training facility.  Please click here to visit the VA Benefits Webpage to learn more information about your GI Bill Benefits.

You may also contact the VA Benefits Education Call Center at:

  • 1-888-442-4551 (Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. CST)