New bill could help veterans impacted by ITT shutdown

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Nearly six months after ITT Technical Institute abruptly shut its doors and declared bankruptcy, Indiana Republican Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) is leading the charge to help veterans impacted by the closure. He introduced similar legislation last fall, but it failed.

Now his office says it’s hopeful this time the effort will work.

When ITT Tech shut down, most students had to start back at square one for their education, but had their loans forgiven. However, veterans attending the school using the G.I. Bill were caught in limbo—none of their credits would transfer to other schools and any time covered by the G.I. Bill was simply gone. Lawmakers hope a new bill will fix the problem, but some say they won’t believe it until they see it.

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