Hot Topic: “For Profit Colleges”
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The harsh report condemns the “predatory” tactics and “regulatory evasion and manipulation” of the for-profit college industry.
Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Melissa Brown
A federal judge ruled that the debt repayment portion of the Department of Education’s gainful-employment regulations had no basis, but other tests regulating for-profit vocational programs stand.
Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Melissa Brown
For-profits risk losing federal aid if they fail to follow new “gainful employment” rule.
Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Christopher Boan
The $35 billion for-profit college industry gets most of its revenue from your tax dollars.
Posted Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Reprints by David Halperin
The president will sign an executive order today cracking down on abuses of the G.I. Bill funding by for-profit colleges.
Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 by Brian Stewart
An actor who once worked as a for-profit college admissions advisor has turned his year-long experience into a one-man traveling show.
An interest rate hike will disproportionately hurt these students.
Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Reprints by Sophia Kerby
A group of attorneys general is struggling to find “common targets.”
Posted Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Reprints by Travis Waldron, Think Progress
Read more at The Daily Californian
They detail efforts by the largest for-profit college trade association to use lobbying to help deter increased regulations, among other things.
Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by Brian Stewart
Cordray is the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Read more at ForProfitU.org
Repealing rules to keep schools honest is bad for students and taxpayers.
Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Reprints by Julie Margetta Morgan
New studies show fewer earnings for their graduates while University of Phoenix’s accreditation status is under review.
A new study found for-profit colleges taking federal aid have raised tuition to charge 75 percent more than those who don’t take federal dollars.
Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by Jeff Raines
Read more at Colorlines
For-profit colleges have lower success rates than their public and nonprofit counterparts even when controlling for student “risk” factors.
Posted Friday, December 9, 2011 by Alyssa Battistoni
How can a group that’s spending millions to lobby elected officials on behalf of for-profit schools—to the tune of about $1.2 million in 2011—be trusted to police their own clients?
Posted Monday, November 21, 2011 by Brian Stewart