Veterans Risk Homelessness, Losing Tuition After ITT Tech Shutdown
David Lee Murphy Jr. was due to start classes this month at ITT’s Seattle campus. He paid his tuition and even bought books. The day after Labor Day he awoke to an email informing them that the school had shut down.
“I was angry. Still am. They basically took their money and ran,” Murphy said.
Murphy lost nearly a year of his post 9-11 GI Bill money at ITT – $7,000 per quarter that the government provided him to get a debt-free education. It’s money that as of now, he won’t be getting back.