For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
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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. 

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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.

August 15, 2013

Kaplan, which includes Pearson-like ed-tech offerings as well as for-profit degree programs, won't miss a beat as The Washington Post moves on.

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