Education Department

DeVry settles job placement claims with U.S. Education Department

Settlement between for-profit university and Education Department resolves charges over unsubstantiated advertising about job placement, but Federal Trade Commission lawsuit over same claims remains.

Hundreds of colleges, many for-profits, seek a new accreditor

National accreditor ACCSC gets inquiries from nearly 300 colleges overseen by ACICS, most of them for-profits. Critics of accreditors will be watching as the agency reviews the flood of applications.

Century Foundation says guarantee agencies have lost their way

Guarantee agencies have fallen away from their public missions, says the Century Foundation, which called on the feds to push for the agencies’ $5 billion in assets to be spent helping struggling student borrowers.

For-profit opponents continue to fight proposal to expand military base access

For-profit institutions that cater to service members see chance to connect with students in Senate-passed provision expanding access on military bases.

Nonprofit owner of former Corinthian Colleges campuses loses $100 million while overhauling career college chain

Nonprofit Zenith Education Group is consolidating or closing 10 more campuses of the former Corinthian Colleges. The chain lost $100 million last year and is making changes to its business model, curriculum and leadership.

Judge eliminates for-profit Decker College's $31 million debt to Education Department

Federal judge backs finding that an accreditor misled the Education Department about a now-closed for-profit institution, and relieves most of the college's debt.

Groups seek to become quality reviewers of boot camps, online courses and other noncollege offerings

As boot camps, online courses and other nontraditional academic offerings expand, several organizations angle to play an accreditor-like role in the growing space.

Ben Carson to advise Trump campaign on education

Donald Trump says Ben Carson will play a "big role" advising the Trump campaign on education. So what has the retired neurosurgeon said about higher education?

Obama adviser who shaped higher education policies is leaving White House

James Kvaal helped shape the administration’s sweeping higher education policies.

New ID requirements for federal aid may discourage some low-income students

New online identification system for federal financial aid sacrifices ease of use for security, critics say, hurting low-income students.

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