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Local colleges in Syracuse reaching out to former ITT Tech students

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Rosemary Kelly of University College.

Colleges and universities in central New York are reaching out to ITT Technical Institute students after the school announced it would be closing all of its campuses across the country.

University College at Syracuse University will waive its admissions deadline and provide assistance to former ITT students in transferring credit and applying for financial aid.

Rosemary Kelly is an assistant dean at University College and said they will hold information sessions with prospective students.

"It could be we have part-time degree programs online and in-person," Kelly said. "We have courses that begin in October so still time to start and take a course. But there are options available and we would be happy to speak with students about what those options are and whether it fits their interest areas."

Onondaga Community College will also be holding an outreach event on academic program options for ITT students. ITT operated campuses in Syracuse, Albany and Buffalo.

The New York State attorney general’s office said certain ITT Technical Institute students are eligible for a full discharge of their federal student loans. Students will not be eligible for the full discharge if they choose to transfer their credits.