For-profit colleges

Grand Canyon University wants tax breaks as it expands in Arizona

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Grand Canyon University, an Arizona-based for-profit higher ed provider, is asking the state legislature for tax breaks as it expands.

New federal scorecard for veterans

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Federal agency releases new college comparison site for student veterans and data about where they are enrolled, earning praise from both for-profit colleges and their critics.

Earnings lag for community college students who transfer to for-profits

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Community college students who transfer to for-profit institutions earn less than do peers who transfer to public or private colleges, study finds.

Feds release tighter proposed language for gainful employment rules

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Education Department proposes perhaps its strictest proposed language on the rules so far, a week before negotiators get back to business.

Laureate's growing global network of institutions

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Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?

UniversityNow's unique approach to accreditation and federal financial aid

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UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid. 

Gainful employment negotatiors face long odds of reaching consensus

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Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.

New gainful employment proposal would affect more programs with fewer rules

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As Education Department begins new round of deliberations over "gainful employment," its draft language is both simpler and stricter.

Obama speaks directly on for-profit higher education, noting concerns on sector

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President, in direct remarks on the sector, notes concerns that some institutions "make out like a bandit," but calls for more scrutiny of colleges across the board.

New online learning portal from for-profit veteran

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Michael Clifford has launched a new online course provider, this time a nonprofit. And the site's 27 courses have all earned ACE credit recommendations.

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