ITT Educational Services Inc. Abruptly Shuts Down

Taxpayers have sent billions of dollars to the company since 2010.

Source: ITT Technical Institutes Shuts Down, Leaving a Hefty Bill

The government annually doles out more than $100 billion in loans and grants to students. Colleges rarely face any consequences if their students fail to graduate or subsequently default on their debt. But an increasing array of allegations that ITT misled students about its success at placing graduates in their fields while defrauding investors—the company faces pending lawsuits from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Massachusetts attorney general—led the Education Department to restrict the company’s access to taxpayer funds. ITT has denied the allegations.

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