What is a proof of claim?

A proof of claim is the way to assert that ITT owed you money because you have a claim against the school, and that now ITT’s estate owes you that money.

Do I need to file a proof of claim?

On January 3, a group of students filed a proof of claim on behalf of themselves and asked to represent all students who attended ITT between at least 2006 and the time ITT closed. The students have also asked the bankruptcy judge to confirm that they will be able to represent this group. We do not know yet whether they will be allowed to do so. Until the judge rules on this request, you should file a proof of claim using the instructions below to make sure that your rights are protected. If the judge grants the students’ request, your claim will be grouped together with the other students’ claim, and your claim will be litigated by the lawyers representing the class of students.

How do I complete and submit a proof of claim?

You can submit a proof of claim online or on paper (by mail).

Paper instructions:

  1. Click here to download the proof of claim form (PDF)
  2. Download the form to your computer
  3. Print the form
  4. Fill out the form using this sample. Please note, this is only a sample and should not be construed as legal advice that is tailored to the individual’s proof of claim.
  5. Send the completed form by mail to:
    ITT Educational Services, Inc. Claims Processing
    c/o Rust Omni
    5955 DeSoto Avenue, Suite 100
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Online Instructions:

  1. Click here to be directed to the proof of claim submission website
  2. Click on “Register for Online Claims Submission”
  3. Create an account
  4. You will get an email confirming your account creation. Click the link provided in the email in order to confirm your account.
  5. Return to the proof of claim submission website
  6. Click “Login to Online Claims Submission”
  7. Log in to the account you just created
  8. Fill out the form using this sample which shows you how to answer the questions in the form. Please note, this is only a sample and should not be construed as legal advice that is tailored to the individual’s proof of claim.
  9. Click submit

How do I know how to fill out the proof of claim form?

Click here for a sample that shows you how to answer the questions in the form. Please note, this is only a sample and should not be construed as legal advice that is tailored to the individual’s proof of claim.