CT Mirror: U.S. Ed Dept. comes to aid of CT students of shuttered for-profit school
Washington – The U.S. Department of Education has come to the aid of hundreds of Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute students whose education came to an abrupt end last week when the school shut down without warning.
The Education Department said it would offer the same help to the Ridley-Lowell students that it offered others who had enrolled in now-defunct for-profit schools like ITT Technical Institutes and Corinthian College Inc. Included in that help is the students’ ability to file claims that allow them to have most, or all, of their student loans discharged.
Ridley-Lowell had two campuses in Connecticut, one in Danbury and another in New London.
“The sudden and stunning decision by Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute to close its campuses last week left Connecticut students with nowhere to turn – that’s why I called on the Department to act quickly to provide information and resources for students,” said Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District.
Courtney wrote Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter last week asking her to allow Ridley-Lowell students to discharge their loans.