For-profit colleges that participate in federal financial aid programs charge more than those that don't, according to new study, which also finds the for-profit sector much larger than most think.
A Congressional subcommittee and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are both taking steps to address rising tuition costs.
A few small private colleges are following the lead of law schools, using a loan repayment program to help students perform service work immediately after graduation.
A group of associations has charged the Education Department with asking colleges to comply with a new rule before it was ever published.
An experimental financial aid program would let colleges restrict students' borrowing for federal unsubsidized loans as part of a test run.
With tuition continuing to rise, College Board reports find the burden of paying for college shifting from states to the federal government.
By giving U.S. government new way to measure "value" of academic programs, rules could reframe federal regulation of all colleges, not just for-profits.
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