WASHINGTON — When ITT Technical Institutes, a chain of for-profit career colleges accused of fraud, shuttered operations this month, many of its students became eligible for federal student-loan forgiveness.
Military veterans using VA education benefits got no such relief, however. And an effort by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, failed to change that this week.
This is not the final word. But unless Congress acts soon, Brown and others said about 7,000 veterans who were attending ITT Tech classes, including 520 in Ohio, could be affected.