In 2013, Morgan Marler decided she wanted a career in computers.

At the time, the now-29-year-old was living in Arlington and looking for a job that would pay well and give her a purpose.

She enrolled in ITT Technical Institute, one of the nationโ€™s largest for-profit schools. It had been in business for 50 years and had eight campuses in Texas, a fact that reassured Marler. Counselors told her she could expect to make $60,000 with a degree in network system administration.

But almost a month after she graduated with honors, Marler received some shattering news: ITT Tech had been shut down by the U.S. Department of Education forย questionable business practices. Because Marler already graduated, she didnโ€™t qualify for the automatic loan relief given to students whose schools closed while they were still enrolled.

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