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Proposed bill would help veterans impacted by ITT Tech closure

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GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

After the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute, Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee has introduced a bill that would allow veterans to keep their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill housing allowances for up to four months if their university closes unexpectedly.

ITT Tech closed on Sept. 6, leaving students, and potentially veterans using their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill housing allowances without a place to live.

“The closure of ITT Technical Institute has left thousands of students with questions about their financial aid, housing and the future of their academic career. The legislation I introduced today would provide relief to student veterans who rely on their veterans’ benefits to pay rent. No veteran should be without housing because their school closed through no fault of their own,” said Congressman Kildee. “My office and I are here to support people as they pursue their plans of completing a higher education degree.”

If the bill passes, it would ensure that veterans would continue to receive those housing benefits while they look for new education opportunities.

In addition, Kildee said he is working to assist students impacted by ITT’s closure. If you need help, contact his office at 810-238-8627 or at www.dankildee.house.gov.

The U.S Department of Education has also created a website and hotline (1-800-433-3243; TTY for the hearing impaired 1-800-730-8913) for students receiving federal student aid to inform them about their options.

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