For-profit colleges

Draft federal rules for debt forgiveness please consumer groups, anger for-profits

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Education Department unveils draft regulations for borrowers seeking federal debt forgiveness, which include an end to mandatory arbitration agreements and requirements for some for-profits to be on the hook to pay for debt relief.

Study finds that most who enroll at for-profit colleges experience earning declines

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New study says typical experience of those who enroll at for-profit colleges is a decline in earnings and a rise in debt.

Controversial accreditor ACICS tried to shut down a for-profit but was blocked by judge

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National accreditor ACICS, which faces an existential threat for being too lax with bad actors like Corinthian Colleges, tried to yank its approval of Bristol U, a deeply troubled for-profit. But a judge blocked the accreditor's move.

Hillary Clinton's ties to for-profit education companies

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Hillary Clinton pledges to outdo the Obama administration in cracking down on for-profits. But will her ties to the industry, including the $16.5 million Bill Clinton earned working for Laureate Education, influence her approach?

Presidents of public universities criticized for joining boards of for-profit university

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In California and Arizona, two college presidents joined the board of for-profit education company. After widespread criticism, one quit and another is facing demands that she do the same.

Accreditor blocks Grand Canyon U's attempt to become a nonprofit

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Grand Canyon U's leaders criticize decision by its accreditor to block the company's attempt to go nonprofit, raising questions about the broad use of outsourcing in higher education.

Obama administration leans on state agencies to tighten up oversight of for-profits

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The Obama administration prods state regulators to tighten their oversight of for-profits, with a focus on job placement rates. But confusion about calculating those rates reigns, and many state agencies are understaffed and outgunned.

What does Trump University show about state regulation of for-profit schools?

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State regulators, not the federal government, were in the best position to crack down on Donald Trump's now-defunct educational venture, which has become a hot campaign issue.

Major implications possible in CFPB’s legal battle with accreditor over for-profits

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In a lawsuit that could chart new ground, the consumer bureau is battling in court for information about how an accreditor approved some of the most controversial for-profit colleges.

The U of Phoenix looks to rise again with new advertising campaign

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The beleaguered U of Phoenix fires back with new advertising campaign that challenges criticism of the for-profit institution.

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