Federal policy

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issues report on private student lending

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau urges Congress to reconsider bankruptcy discharges for private student loans and provides an overview of the lending market in a report to Congress.

For-profit Ashford University loses accreditation bid

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WASC nixes Ashford University's accreditation bid, dealing blow to for-profit Bridgepoint Inc. and signaling that accreditors may take a more aggressive stance with for-profit sector.

Duncan urges more students to apply to more colleges

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Citing a statistic from the FAFSA, the Education Secretary has encouraged more students to apply to more colleges. But most already apply to more than one -- and there's no evidence it will affect college-going rates.

Gainful employment's hazy next steps

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In wake of for-profit colleges' court victory on "gainful employment" rules, will Education Department appeal or just revise rules -- and snare more institutions in the process?

Education Department releases data on 'gainful employment' rule

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Education Department releases data showing how vocational programs performed in the first year of the "gainful employment" metric. Five percent of programs -- all at for-profit colleges -- fell short of the targets.

NRC report calls for greater investment and improved efficiency for research universities

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U.S. research universities' global dominance will be threatened in coming years unless governments invest more and universities become more efficient and better educate under-represented groups, according to new National Research Council report.

CFPB is investigating Corinthian Colleges, possibly focusing on student lending

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enters the for-profit fray with an investigation of Corinthian Colleges, that references the company's loans to students. Will investigation expand?

Senate bill hopes to speed up technology licensing process

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Commercialization offices are fighting a Kauffman proposal that would let researchers take potential commercial ideas to any technology transfer partner, not just their home institution.

Santorum's views and history on higher education

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He questions whether higher ed is necessary for everyone, and calls colleges godless, but in the Senate, the candidate had a history of supporting colleges.

For-profit group's new leader calls for self-regulation and collaboration

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Steve Gunderson has plenty of friends, including the Senate's leading critic of for-profit colleges. But the new head of the sector's trade group isn't afraid to pick a fight -- even with one of his members.

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