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Obama administration's proposed gainful rewrite sets stage for another lobbying blitz

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. 

Details of gainful employment proposal expected Friday

The White House gives reporters a sneak peek at its final gainful employment proposal, but important details should be released today.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sues ITT, alleges predatory loan scheme

Consumer protection bureau's first action against a for-profit college signals how aggressively the watchdog agency plans to use its enforcement powers in the industry.

Grand Canyon University wants tax breaks as it expands in Arizona

Grand Canyon University, an Arizona-based for-profit higher ed provider, is asking the state legislature for tax breaks as it expands.

New federal scorecard for veterans

Federal agency releases new college comparison site for student veterans and data about where they are enrolled, earning praise from both for-profit colleges and their critics.

Earnings lag for community college students who transfer to for-profits

Community college students who transfer to for-profit institutions earn less than do peers who transfer to public or private colleges, study finds.

Feds release tighter proposed language for gainful employment rules

Education Department proposes perhaps its strictest proposed language on the rules so far, a week before negotiators get back to business.

Laureate's growing global network of institutions

Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?

UniversityNow's unique approach to accreditation and federal financial aid

UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid. 

Gainful employment negotatiors face long odds of reaching consensus

Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.

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