For-profit colleges

Repeal of Obama's higher education regulations won't be swift process for GOP

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Republicans swept to power after years of complaints about the Obama administration's crackdown on for-profit colleges. But only tentative steps to roll back regulations have followed, and two major rules could be headed for a drawn-out negotiation process.

American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

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Big for-profit American Public now offers competency-based undergraduate degrees that don’t rely on the credit-hour standard, but federal aid isn’t part of the mix, for now.

Optics may be part of holdup in Education Department review of Apollo's sale

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Investors fret that the Education Department's lengthy scrutiny of the U of Phoenix's proposed sale means the deal might be nixed. Politics and optics might be reasons for the delay.

For-profits favor Republicans with campaign money but donations are down

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Campaign contributions from for-profit colleges continue to tilt heavily to Republicans. But the struggling sector's political giving is down since peaking in 2012.

ITT Tech Shuts Down All Campuses

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Following a series of federal sanctions, ITT Tech on Tuesday shut down its 130 campuses, forcing a scramble for many of the for-profit's 43,000 students.

Options for ITT Tech students if the for-profit chain collapses

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With ITT Tech headed toward possible collapse, its students begin weighing whether to transfer or to seek to have their federal loans forgiven.

Department of Education denies for-profit college's application for nonprofit status

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U.S. Education Department denies a Utah-based for-profit college's application to change its tax status.

Zenith Education gets a new leader, $250 million as it seeks to turn around former Corinthian programs

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Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

Proposed federal rules for student debt forgiveness worry some nonprofit colleges

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Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

Federal panel votes to terminate ACICS and tightens screws on other accreditors

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Federal panel recommends termination for ACICS, an accreditor of several notorious for-profits, while also tightening the screws on the American Bar Association and other agencies.

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