A campaign for students to take 15 credits a semester is growing. But some worry 15-credit course loads could become a requirement for financial aid, or might prod job-holding students to take on too much.
Federal Trade Commission alleges the for-profit university misled students about their employment and income prospects, and Education Department seeks to stop DeVry from making deceptive advertisements.
The Education Department's inspector general is auditing Western Governors U over the faculty role in its competency-based programs. The high-stakes audit is relevant to other colleges and forms of online learning.
Hillary Clinton's college affordability plan is the latest by Democrats to call for a large infusion of federal dollars to prod states to reduce or lower tuition. Will that reshape federal influence in funding higher education?