Information Pertaining to the Closure of ITT Technical Institute
The following information is being provided to students affected by the closure of ITT Technical Institute. New information will be posted as it becomes available. In addition, the
U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has posted important information and resources for students on its website.
Information on Obtaining Student Transcripts
Past Wisconsin graduates of ITT Technical Institute can access their records or obtain a copy of their student trascrip by submitting a Student Record Request Form to the EAP. Please note, ITT Tech did not retain all transcripts for non-graduates. If you did not graduate with a degree, it is possible that the EAP never came into posession of your transcript. If you need to request your transcript, please use the following instructions:
To obtain an official copy of a student transcript or record, submit a Student Record Request Form (90 KB) or letter providing the name of the school, your name and any other name used at the time the school was attended, last four digits of the social security number, date of birth, current address, and the complete name and address where transcripts/records should be sent. Requests must be made by mail to the following address. No facsimiles or e-mails will be accepted. There is a $10.00 fee for each transcript/record. Checks should be made payable to the Educational Approval Program. Payment must accompany request.
Educational Approval Program
Attn: Transcript Requests
P.O. Box 8366,
Madison, WI 53708-8366
FedEx or UPS
Educational Approval Program - DSPS
4822 Madison Yards Way, 3rd Floor
Madison, WI 53705
Information for Students Enrolled Between January 1, 2005 Through Time of Closure
On August 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education announced a full loan discharge of all remaining federal student loans that borrowers took out to attend ITT Technical Institute between January 1, 2005 and ITT Tech's closure in September of 2016. Borrowers will have federal student loans discharged without any action required on their part, including those who have not yet applied for a borrwer's defense to repayment discharge.
Additional information about the discharge of federal loans can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's website.
Transferring to a Different Institution
Former ITT students interested in transferring credits should contact other institutions to discuss their options. Students enrolled at the time of closure or in the 120 days prior will need to determine if they are interested in pursuing
completely different programs of study. Students who pursue a
similar program will not be eligible for a loan discharge if they complete the similar program. Students who pursue a
completely different program are eligible for a loan discharge provided the loan servicer determines the
completely program is different, and the student
finishes the program.
The EAP has compiled a
list of institutions at which students may be able to complete the program they were enrolled in at ITT. However, since students are not eligible to have their loans discharged under this scenario, it may not be the best option. Students may be better served by having their federal loans forgiven, and pursuing a new course of study with a different institution, particularly since credits earned at ITT may not fully transfer to another institution.
Private Student Loans | Out-of-pocket Tuition Payments
Students enrolled at the time of closure of in the 120 days prior to closure who used private (non-federal) loans to help cover the cost of their tuition, such as Sallie Mae, Wells Fargo or other lenders should
email the EAP. The EAP may be able to help pay-off some of those loans by using a state fund specifically designed to address school closures, if those loans were used to cover the cost of tuition to attend ITT. Students who made out-of-pocket tuition payments may also be eligible to receive a refund.
Students who had a private student loan that was used to pay tuition or made out-of-pocket tuition payments will need to substantiate such payments and provide the EAP with relevant paperwork, including a completed
IRS Form W-9. Requests for reimbursement must include a receipt of payment, evidence of that the funds were used for payment of ITT tuition (not other education-related expenses), and an original completed and signed W-9 form. Requests must be mailed to the address at the bottom of this page. No facsimiles or e-mails will be accepted.
Information for Recipients of Veterans’ Education Benefits – GI Bill®
Students who were GI Bill recipients can access information on ITT’s closure and its impact on the use of the GI Bill at the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) GI Bill website for information on ITT’s closure and its impact on the use of your GI Bill. To learn more about options or to speak with a representative about benefits, students should contact the VA’s Education Call Center at: (888) 442-4551. Students interested in transferring credits to another institution may be able to find a new program of study using the
GI Bill Comparison Tool.
Students who have debt due to VA payments for tuition, fees, books, supplies and housing allowance for academic terms that were not completed due to the school’s closing, will be contacted by the VA. Representatives from the VA will be available to discuss options for veterans and field questions at USDOE-sponsored national webinars focused on informing ITT students about their options and addressing questions and concerns. For dates, times, and other information visit the
Students may also contact the Wisconsin State Approving Agency for additional in-state information at (608) 261-8771 or via
1098-T Tax Forms
The 1098-T tax form is used to substantiate tuition paid when filing your 2016 taxes. Recently, the bankruptcy trustee was authorized to enter into a contract with Heartland ECSI to provide former ITT students with 1098-T tax forms. You may
request a copy of your 1098-T directly from Heartland ECSI.