ITT Technical Institute is shutting down and students are not only surprised, but all their hard work over the years is now in question.

The doors of the campus here in Boise are locked and the lights have been shut off. Students thought there would be a warning or heads up at least.

But instead, they received an email today stating that due to the new requirements by the Department of Education, which banned the school from enrolling students who get federal aid, they've made the decision to discontinue their operations effective June 2016.

Most credits from ITT Tech don't transfer too. There are only nine schools that the credits do transfer, but there's only one with an Idaho location and that's University of Phoenix.