KENT, Wash., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As more than 40,000 students – including hundreds living in Washington – consider their educational options following the closure of ITT Tech, WGU Washington has launched the ITT Transfer Scholarship. Qualifying ITT Tech students who transfer to the nonprofit, online university are eligible to apply for this exclusive scholarship.
WGU Washington is the locally-based affiliate of Western Governors University (WGU). With nearly 10,000 students from all over the state currently enrolled, Washington is home to more WGU students than any other state in the country. Students from Washington and across the nation are eligible for this scholarship.
The maximum value of ITT Transfer Scholarship is $2,000 ($500 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms). Awards will be applied to WGU Washington's already-low tuition of about $6,000 per 12-month year for most programs. Those interested in applying should visit the university's website to ensure WGU Washington is the best option for them.
"While WGU won't be a fit for every ITT student, it may be an alternative that many should consider as they sort out their options," said WGU President Scott Pulsipher. "Our mission is to enable every student to achieve his or her academic goals, no matter the circumstances. No matter how frustrated or lost ITT students may feel at this point, we strongly urge them to thoroughly explore their options before letting their hard work go to waste."
The ITT Transfer Scholarship is available to students interested in any one of WGU Washington's more than 50 bachelor's and master's degree programs in information technology, business, teacher education and healthcare – including bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing. The scholarship program is competitive; awards will be granted based on the student's academic record, previous college experience, readiness for online study, current competency and other considerations.
In addition to the scholarships, WGU Washington will waive the university's $65 application fee as well as the first-term resource fee of $145 for ITT students. WGU Washington has dedicated admissions staff to review ITT students' situations and answer transfer or other questions.
Further information for ITT students may be obtained at washington.wgu.edu/ITT.
About WGU Washington
WGU Washington was established by the State Legislature in 2011 in partnership with nationally recognized and accredited Western Governors University to expand access to higher education for Washington residents.
The state-endorsed, online university offers more than 50 bachelor's and master's degree programs in Business, Information Technology, Teacher Education and Health Professions, including Nursing. WGU Washington's competency-based learning model is designed to meet the needs of working adults by providing an affordable, flexible option for earning an accredited, respected college degree. It's non-profit and receives no money from the state.
Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is regionally accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges; Universities Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education*.
The university has earned the support of more than 20 leading corporations and foundations including AT&T, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lilly Endowment, HCA, Hewlett-Packard, Lumina Foundation, Microsoft, Oracle, SunGard Higher Education and Zions Bank.
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