ITT Educational Services stops enrolling new students

(Photo supplied/ITT Educational Services)

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — The for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services has stopped enrolling new students.

The Indianapolis Star reports the move announced on ITT’s website goes beyond the ban announced last week by the U.S. Department of Education banning the Carmel-based company from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.

An ITT spokeswoman did not respond to The Associated Press to a request for comment.

The chain has been the subject of state and federal investigations focusing on its recruiting and accounting practices. ITT has been ordered to pay $152 million to the Department of Education within 30 days to cover student refunds and other liabilities in case the company closes. It is still paying another $44 million demanded by the department in June for the same reason.

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