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. 

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July 2, 2012

Federal court finds that Education Dept. lacked adequate justification for one key measure in new regulations.

June 29, 2012

California's new financial aid cuts are aimed squarely at career colleges, another sign that the battle over for-profit regulation may be moving to the states.

June 25, 2012

Education Department officials protected sensitive information during gainful employment rulemaking, audit finds, but transparency is questioned, and Republican senators want deeper inquiry.

June 22, 2012

Budget woes will trump ideology in for-profit policy debate, says industry trade group's chief, who calls for members to reduce reliance on federal revenue.

June 15, 2012

Instructors at Kaplan's ESL operation in New York City vote for collective bargaining.

June 6, 2012

Federal appeals court weighs in on for-profit group's challenge to tightened Education Department rules, siding partially with industry on marketing-related regulation but upholding most of lower court decision.

May 10, 2012

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?

May 8, 2012

Walmart is paying to send employees to the American Public University System, where they earn credits for on-the-job learning. The partnership has a big upside, but makes prior learning experts nervous.

April 19, 2012

Pearson announces new self-paced, general education courses in hope of catching overflow from crowded colleges. Ivy Tech cautiously becomes its first partner.

April 19, 2012

Democratic senators take aim at career colleges' marketing budgets, but bill would affect nonprofit colleges, too. While the legislation faces long odds, it could shape the ongoing debate over for-profits.

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