For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Feb 24, 2015
Student activists refuse to pay federal loans incurred at the embattled for-profit education company and call on the Department of Education for greater borrower relief. 


October 22, 2010

Since start of 2010, quarterly disclosures show federal lobbying expenditures on behalf of the sector have nearly doubled -- from $1.3 million to close to $2.6 million.

October 19, 2010

Several major for-profit colleges make senior hires of officials with long histories in nonprofit higher education.

October 18, 2010

U. of Phoenix plans to 'hyper-personalize' learning experience for all 400,000 of its students by building an online learning platform that thinks.

October 13, 2010

Princeton Review looking to expand program offering Massachusetts community colleges accelerated health science degree programs to students willing to pay more.

October 8, 2010

GAO report says Education Department -- particularly in Bush administration -- did too little to enforce federal law barring commissions for college recruiters.

October 5, 2010

As community colleges are celebrated at White House summit, for-profit colleges go on the offensive.

October 1, 2010

Partisan divide in for-profit debate intensifies as Tom Harkin's committee examines student outcomes and profit margins.

September 30, 2010

Students and employees gather in Washington to speak out against "gainful employment" regulations and Congressional action.

September 29, 2010

Sector turns to ads, rallies and big Washington names to fight Congress and the Obama administration.

September 24, 2010

(Update: Education Department officials announced Friday afternoon that they would delay until early 2011 publication of final rules aimed at ensuring that vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment." Department officials said the move would not delay the ultimate implementation of the gainful employment proposals past their current July 2012 date, and characterized the decision as an opportunity to hold public hearings and other meetings to give the many people who've weighed in on the rules more time to "clarify the comments they’ve submitted and respond to questions


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