A federal appeals court on Monday breathed new life into a long-running legal battle between two competing student loan companies.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned a lower court jury's 2003 ruling siding with Sallie Mae in a lawsuit brought by College Loan Corporation.
As "60 Minutes" prepares to broadcast a potentially damaging report on for-profit colleges, the Career College Association has begun a public relations campaign aimed at dealing with "any fallout here in Washington or elsewhere," the group's president said in an e-mail to its members last week.
After freshmen go home for their December break, a major concern for many institutions of higher education is making sure they come back.
Mary Stuart Hunter, director of the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience, says that many institutions have started programs based on the "urban myth" that students will have made up their minds about whether or not to stay after their first six weeks in college.
As enrollments at American colleges continue to soar, vaulting past the 17 million mark in fall 2002, students grow ever more likely to be black or Hispanic and female and to attend community colleges or for-profit institutions, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Education Department.