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October 30, 2014

New Regulation Limits Debt for Graduates of For-Profit Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education released final "gainful employment" regulations targeted at ensuring that students who attend career-training programs don't amass too much debt.

April 16, 2013

'Gainful Employment' Rules Garner New Attention

Hearings have been announced to get feedback from higher education on new measures for 'gainful employment,' while a coalition of advocates push for enforcement.

October 01, 2012

Students Struggle to Repay Loans

The default rate on college loans dropped slightly from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2009, data show.

August 28, 2012

Examining Impact of Studying at 2-Year For-Profit Colleges

New study from the National Bureau of Economic Research tracks earning power of graduates from two-year, for-profit college programs.

July 30, 2012

Senate Releases Critical Report of For-Profit Colleges

A two-year investigation of for-profit colleges by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee results in a scathing report that portrays interests of shareholders ahead of students.

July 03, 2012

Court Ruling Puts New Gainful-Employment Regulation on Hold

A federal judge declared a portion of the new gainful employment rules are career-training programs without basis, putting implementation up in the air.

June 28, 2012

New Tool Allows Easy Search of Career-Technical Program Performance

American Institutes for Research offers free to for reviewing career-technical program performance by state.

June 26, 2012

Five Percent of For-Profit Career-Training Programs Fail Early Test

The U.S. Department of Education today released data that show 5 percent of career-training programs don't meet any of the three requirements of the new federal gainful-employment rule. The regulations that measure students' ability to pay back loans and make money after graduation apply to all car...

February 23, 2012

Job Success of For-Profit College Grads Falls Behind Others

New study highlights employment challenges for for-profit college graduates compared with counterparts from other higher education institutions.

September 06, 2011

U.S. News' Best-Colleges List to Include For-Profit Schools

The 2012 U.S. News and World Reports' Best Colleges ranking to be released on Sept. 13 will include for the first time for-profit colleges and universities that grant bachelor's degrees and are regionally accredited—many of which are online programs. The news came in an article about the meth...

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