For-profit colleges

Hitting Hard on Fraud

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A proposed federal crackdown on financial aid fraud rings could harm law-abiding students and community colleges.

Going Off on Online Rankings

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For-profits complain that U.S. News is trying to rank virtual programs by traditional standards that don't fit their student profiles.

Another Change to 'Gainful Employment' Regs

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Proposed rule would ease requirements for approval for new vocational programs.

Serving Soldiers?

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The U.S. Senate is flirting with policies that could harm for-profit colleges' success with veterans and active-duty military students.

Online and Outsourced

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Recommendation to create Nevada Virtual College, 2-year college to be run by outside vendor, provokes backlash from faculty members and some administrators.

For-Profit Seal of Approval

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A trade group has created standards of conduct for the industry, and a foundation to enforce them. But will enough key players sign on?

For-Profits and the False Claims Act

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Developments in two whistleblower lawsuits raise prospect that commercial colleges could face more U.S. pressure in the courts.

For-Profit Debate Redux

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Senate roundtable features continued criticism of the sector -- and continued pushback against more regulation.

Stepping Out

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With sector under continued attack, 20 for-profit colleges -- all regionally accredited -- seek to distinguish themselves with increased transparency.

Going After 'Gainful'

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WASHINGTON -- Weeks after the U.S. Education Department issued softened regulations designed to ensure that vocational programs prepare graduates for "gainful employment," House Republicans made abundantly clear Friday that, in their view, the rules had not been eased nearly enough, and that they would continue to oppose them.

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