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August 20, 2010

Spotlight on For-Profit Colleges Spurs Reaction

The federal government's investigation of deceptive practices at for-profit colleges and proposed rules to improve oversight are sparking reaction from the companies and questions about the proper target.

July 21, 2010

Colleges Gear Up to Provide Required Picture of Real Costs

College administrators and companies are figuring out how to meet new federal rules that require higher education institutions to provide a net price calculator on their websites.

July 19, 2010

Documentary Investigates Booming For-Profit College Sector

College, Inc., a new FRONTLINE documentary about the exploding for-profit college sector, takes a fascinating look at the business approach to higher education.

June 30, 2010

Report Suggests Policies to Address College-Readiness Gap

Too often, high school grads just aren't academically prepared for college. The readiness gap is not only costly to students, families, institutions, and taxpayers, it is also a tremendous obstacle to increasing the nation's college-attainment levels. Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readines...

June 28, 2010

Proposed Financial Reforms Affect Student-Loan Industry

Late last week, congressional negotiators reached final agreement on a financial-reform measure that includes changes affecting the student-loan industry. In a win for students, there will be greater oversight for private loans, if Congress adopts the measure. The newly created Consumer Financial P...

June 24, 2010

Senate Holds Hearings on Oversight for For-Profit Colleges

U.S. senators today got an earful about the flood of taxpayer money going into for-profit colleges, questionable practices of the institutions, and problems many students face finishing school, paying back loans, and getting jobs. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held ...

June 23, 2010

Lawmakers Call for GAO Probe on For-Profit Colleges

For-profit colleges are under the microscope again. This time, Democratic lawmakers are asking the Government Accounting Office to assess the quality of for-profit institutions and look at how much of their revenue is from federal funding sources, including student aid. On Monday, Rep. George Mill...

June 17, 2010

Proposed Rules for College Recruitment Brings Swift Reaction

Some higher education groups were eager to have their say about proposed federal new rules that are expected to rein in college-recruitment practices, even before the Department of Education issues them. The tentative regulations, which are expected out tomorrow, would prohibit colleges from paying...

June 14, 2010

For-Profit Colleges Face Increased Oversight

For-profit colleges are in the news today as this growing sector of higher education undergoes scrutiny. The federal government is considering new rules to increase oversight of for-profit colleges, including the possibility of cutting federal aid to schools if graduates spend more than 8 percent ...

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