Some For-Profit Colleges Increase Lending

August 17, 2009

Some for-profit colleges are increasing their own loans to students -- even students with high risks of default -- to build enrollments, the Associated Press reported. While the trend is far from universal in the sector, it is raising eyebrows from some who scrutinize for-profit higher education. The AP reports that the colleges feel that even if they are not repaid by students, they benefit from the enrollments they gain, along with the associated tuition dollars and federal aid.

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