Friday, September 23, 2016

STU Offers Services, Scholarships to ITT Students

St. Thomas University is extending the services of its Educational Opportunity Center to students affected by the closure of ITT. The federally-funded Educational Opportunity Center provides counseling and information to adults 19 and older from disadvantaged backgrounds – low-income individuals, first-generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and veterans – on options to start or complete a college degree. Students from closed for-profit colleges, like ITT, can also take advantage of this free service to help identify the best next steps for them.

The Educational Opportunity Center provides tutoring in ACT and SAT test preparation, offers financial aid workshops, helps coordinate campus visits, and provides assistance with completing applications to colleges and universities. Program services are available to students at North Miami High School and Carol City High School, as well as residents of North Miami, Opa-locka, and Miami Gardens.

ITT students who choose to attend St. Thomas University will be eligible for scholarships, and to have their application fee waived. For information and assistance, contact Gretell Garcia at (305) 628-6629; or email ggarcia@stu.edu.

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