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National American University is latest for-profit chain to face financial turmoil

National American University will close campuses and focus on online programs in response to declining enrollments. But the for-profit chain's finances have drawn scrutiny from regulators.

Senate Democrat adds momentum to push for accountability for all colleges

Democrats are talking more about how failures happen across the higher education system, not just at for-profit colleges -- their traditional punching bag. So can they agree with Republicans on new standards for all colleges?

Elizabeth Warren plan moves goalposts of college affordability debate

Presidential candidate proposes canceling student debt for most borrowers, making public higher education free, adding billions in support for minority-serving institutions and kicking for-profit colleges out of federal aid system.

As another for-profit giant collapses, critics of Dream Center deal wonder why feds didn't seek more protections

As Dream Center collapses, Trump administration's oversight of massive for-profit college deal under scrutiny. Critics ask why more protections weren't sought after purchase of Argosy and Art Institutes chains.

Education Department boots Argosy campuses from federal student aid program

Trump administration cuts off Title IV student aid for Argosy University campuses and blocks deal to go nonprofit after chain fails to make payments to thousands of students.

Online learning fails to deliver, finds report aimed at discouraging politicians from deregulating

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.

Trump administration proposal would lift cap on colleges outsourcing higher ed programs

Proposal to lift cap on college programs offered through unaccredited entities stirs concerns about giving companies back door to federal student aid.

Trump administration wants flexibility for accreditors and to encourage alternative providers

The Education Department's proposals for upcoming negotiated rule-making process would narrow the responsibilities of accreditors and modify federal definitions for credit hour and distance education.

Former Republican congressman served on ECA's board and criticized Trump administration over for-profit chain's collapse

John Kline, former Republican chair of the House education committee, served on ECA's board. He blames the Education Department for not doing enough to keep the for-profit chain afloat.

Grand Canyon University's OPM business gets off the ground -- with a focus in health care

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.

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