For-profit colleges

CFPB Lacks Authority Over For-Profit-College Accreditors, Judge Rules

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Federal judge rules Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lacks the authority to investigate for-profit-college accreditors.

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

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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.

Education Department says more former Corinthian students are eligible for loan forgiveness

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Education Department says students who attended dozens of Corinthian-owned campuses across the country are now eligible for federal loan forgiveness.

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

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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.

Q&A on new book that explores the history of for-profit institutions

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Historian A. J. Angulo examines the history of for-profit colleges and universities and how many of the problems surrounding these institutions aren't new, but rooted in a past that goes back to the colonial era.

University of Akron, a struggling regional, hopes to expand worldwide

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University is struggling. At home, many are skeptical of President Scott Scarborough's plan to turn it around by expanding its reach.

Education Department denies federal aid to two for-profit chains

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Two proprietary institutions lose federal financial aid after a series of investigations by the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal judge upholds some Massachusetts regulations on for-profit colleges, strikes down others

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Massachusetts for-profit college friends and foes have something to cheer in the federal court decision.

For-profit Westwood College won't accept new students

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After years of allegations of deceptive marketing practices, for-profit Westwood College is no longer accepting new students after another multimillion-dollar agreement with a state attorney general.

U.S. loosens part of its ban on college recruiter pay

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The Obama administration loosens part of its ban on the types of bonuses colleges may pay admissions recruiters.

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