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Accreditors pressured to apply more scrutiny as for-profits look to change tax status

The role of college oversight bodies is in the spotlight as more large for-profit institutions look to reclassify as nonprofits.

Dropping gainful employment means for-profits keep billions in student aid

Education Department's decision to drop gainful-employment rule will mean lowest-performing programs keep $5.3 billion over next decade.

Kushner team convened higher ed meeting at White House focused on accreditation

Office led by President Trump's son-in-law holds a series of meetings on higher education policy, signaling high-level attention from the administration.

New debate on 'regular and substantive' interaction between instructors and students

The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.

DeVos regulatory framework means less pressure on colleges, tougher standard for student borrowers

Plan to narrow student loan forgiveness and, reportedly, repeal gainful-employment rule would be a boon to poorly performing colleges -- especially for-profit institutions -- and hurt students, critics say.

Trump administration official describes plan to 'rethink' higher education through upcoming rule-making sessions

Top Education Department official describes plan to "rethink" higher-education standards through new rule-making process, to be announced today, on accreditation, the credit hour standard, the faculty role online and more.

DeVos proposes tougher standard for borrowers who seek student loan relief

The Education Department's proposed rule would make students show that a college knowingly misled them while also restricting consideration of loan relief to borrowers in default.

DeVos proposes tougher standard for borrowers who seek student loan relief

Education Department proposes regulatory overhaul that would make loan forgiveness less likely for defrauded borrowers. Majority of outstanding loan claims were filed by former for-profit college students.

Dem higher ed bill promises more student aid, tougher accountability for colleges

The minority party offers its take on the Higher Education Act, including free community college, larger Pell Grants and tougher accountability -- including regulations targeting for-profit colleges.

Antioch College survived furloughs and salary cuts, but worries remain

Concerns rise over enrollment and finances at the storied small liberal arts college in Ohio.

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