For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Mar 17, 2014
The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges tees up several months of contentious debate and lively lobbying. 

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December 17, 2013
Binding arbitration clauses in enrollment forms for for-profit higher ed leave students without legal rights when they have been ripped off, writes Stephen Burd.
December 16, 2013
The Education Department plans to release its own take after negotiators fail to agree, but feds promise to listen to suggestions.
November 19, 2013
As a federal panel reconvenes to negotiate "gainful employment" regulations, representatives of for-profit colleges -- backed by a surprise visit from a key Congresswoman -- step up their criticism.
November 14, 2013
The government's consumer watchdog -- the Federal Trade Commission -- tightens guidelines aimed at for-profits and tells student veterans to be cautious about the industry.
November 12, 2013
Education Department proposes perhaps its strictest proposed language on the rules so far, a week before negotiators get back to business.
September 10, 2013
Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.
September 9, 2013
A new book of essays looks at the role for-profit providers can play in higher education, particularly how they could help promote quality and cost effectiveness. 
September 3, 2013
As Education Department begins new round of deliberations over "gainful employment," its draft language is both simpler and stricter.
August 29, 2013
Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.
August 26, 2013
President, in direct remarks on the sector, notes concerns that some institutions "make out like a bandit," but calls for more scrutiny of colleges across the board.

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