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Sep 1, 2016 6:06 PM

No immediate impact on students as parent company of Daniel Webster College is under scrutiny

NASHUA — ITT Educational Services is working to resolve concerns about the standards and accreditation of Daniel Webster College (DWC), but New Hampshire education officials say the school will be spared repercussions for now.

“There is no consequence for Daniel Webster students now – they’re enrolled, classes have started, they will receive their federal financial aid,” said Director of the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Division of Higher Education Edward MacKay to The Telegraph.

After problems with meeting accreditation standards, the U.S. Department of Education recently prohibited ITT Educational Services, which runs 130 institutes including DWC, from enrolling new students who would utilize federal financial aid.

MacKay stated the accrediting entity for ITT/ESI is not the same agency that reviews DWC, but acknowledged that DWC's parent company has come on some hard times.

ITT/ESI purchased DWC in 2009, and changed its status from nonprofit to for-profit.

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