ITT Students Lost Veteran Benefits, Loans, Time and Dreams

Phillip Brown of Carpentersville was eight months away from graduating with a bachelor’s degree when his school, ITT Technical Institute in Oak Brook, suddenly shut down this week.

The U.S. Army Purple Heart veteran, who was wounded during a bomb blast in Iraq, already used up about $90,000 in veteran benefits at ITT. He now faces finding a new school and getting a student loan. The prospect of paying out of pocket, after all the time and money already spent, upsets him.

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