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Shortage of Skills in the Cyber Security Sector Make Americans Vulnerable


CECU. September 2, 2016  – This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 7.8 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.6 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because employers demand "job-ready" ... Read more >

Clinton Signals No Letup for For-Profit Sector


For-profit colleges can expect continued pressure from the White House under a Clinton administration, now that two familiar critics of the sector are advising the campaign. Rohit Chopra recently joined the Clinton transition team. Since January, ... Read more >

Senate Higher Ed Post Up for Grabs


Inside Higher Ed. At a campaign rally last month at the University of New Hampshire, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared with Hillary Clinton and promised to make sure the Democratic presidential nominee’s debt-free college plan is enacted ... Read more >

Trump, Clinton silent as Department of Education devastates thousands of black lives


Fox News Opinion. By Steve Gunderson, Dalphna Curtis. Midway through the first presidential debate, moderator Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News asked the presidential candidates about “America’s direction.” He proposed the candidates start “b... Read more >

CECU Statement On Forced Shutdown Of Career Point College


CECU. October 18, 2016 – Washington, DC – The below statement can be attributed to CECU president and CEO Steve Gunderson following actions by the U.S. Department of Education that forced the shutdown of Career Point College: ​“When will th... Read more >

For HBCUs, New Start Under Clinton?


Inside Higher Ed. As Hillary Clinton looks to shore up her support among millennial voters, her campaign is targeting the one youth demographic -- African-American voters -- that was a relative strength for the Democratic nominee in the long primary... Read more >

Donald Trump Actually Talked About Higher Education on Thursday. Here's What He Said.


The Chronicle of Higher Education. Donald J. Trump did something shocking on Thursday, something he hasn’t done in the entirety of his unusual campaign for president: He talked with some substance about his plans for higher education.  At a ral... Read more >

DeVry, U.S. Settle Job Placement Claims


Inside Higher Ed. After a year of investigations, the U.S. Department of Education reached a settlement agreement with DeVry University over a charge that the for-profit institution used unsubstantiated job placement claims in recruitment and adve... Read more >

Education Dept. Settles With DeVry Over Job-Placement Claims


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Education has settled with DeVry University, a subsidiary of the for-profit DeVry Education Group, after the institution put unsubstantiated job-placement claims in its recruitment materi... Read more >

Clinton Campaign Criticizes Mandatory Arbitration


Inside Higher Ed. As part of a broad statement on corporate regulation, the presidential campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton on Monday criticized the use of mandatory arbitration agreements in higher education. Some colleges, primarily in the for... Read more >

Free Public College Will Be Costly For States


Inside Higher Ed. Free four-year tuition at public universities would create significant new costs for states, according to a report released Friday by the Campaign for Free College Tuition. The group backs proposals to make public college free b... Read more >

Beauty School Chain Closes Abruptly


Inside Higher Ed. Regency Beauty Institute closed all 79 of its campuses this week, the for-profit chain announced on its website. The Minnesota-based Regency apologized to students for the "abrupt nature" of the news. The beauty school chain had ... Read more >

Education Dept. Is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students


The Chronicle of Higher Education. A former student of the defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. is suing the U.S. Education Department to ”halt the certification of all Corinthian-related debts,” as a U.S. senator wrote to the department asking w... Read more >

Relief effort for ITT Tech vets fails in Senate


POLITICO. RELIEF EFFORT FOR ITT VETS FAILS: A group of Democratic senators took to the Senate floor Wednesday night in an unsuccessful attempt to get a vote by unanimous consent to assist veterans who attended an ITT Tech campus that closed. “On... Read more >

For-profit advocates accuse Dept of Ed of targeted attacks


Education Dive. Dive Brief: For-profit supporters and Department of Education officials are sparring over claims that the federal government used its student aid disbursement power to change rules and force the closure of several colleges and uni... Read more >

Small Agency, Big Impact


Inside Higher Ed. In the latter half of the 2000s, it became commonplace for regulators and policy analysts to refer to the “Wild West” landscape of student lending, especially private student loans. A decade later, the Consumer Financial Protec... Read more >

National Default Rate on Student Loans Declines for Third Straight Year


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The overall three-year cohort default rate on federal student loans dropped in newly released data, marking the third straight year the rate has fallen, the U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday. T... Read more >

Sector Default Rates Fall – Now Lower than Public 2-year Schools!


Career Education Colleges and Universities. Colleagues: Our sector has had its share of bad news. Here is some good news! The Department of Education has just released the most recent Default Rates. Look at the table below. According the most r... Read more >

GI Bill Benefits and ACICS Colleges


Inside Higher Ed. Military and veteran students who attend colleges that are accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) should be able to continue receiving Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to attend those instituti... Read more >

Obama’s Legacy: An Unlikely Hawk on Higher Ed


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Department of Education Decision


ACICS. For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 22, 2016Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and SchoolsWashington D.C.Today, September 22, 2016, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”) received notice that the Senio... Read more >

Warren, Other Democrats Take Aim at Accreditors


Inside Higher Ed. U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin and Brian Schatz on Thursday introduced legislation that would increase accountability for accreditors and require new standards for student outcomes they use to evaluate colleges and u... Read more >

CECU Statement on ACICS Termination


CECU. Washington, DC - September 22, 2016 - The below statement can be attributed to Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU:"The U.S. Department of Education's decision today will have horrible ramifications for hundreds of thousands of students... Read more >

California Community Colleges: Second Progress Report on the Student Success Act of 2012


Legislative Analyst's Office. Introduction Background Findings LAO Assessment of Implementation to Date Recommendations Conclusion Executive Summary Legislature Increases Focus on Student Outcomes at California Community Colleges (CCC). ... Read more >

Regional Accreditors Will Push to Improve Graduation Rates


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions has announced a plan to give more context to colleges’ graduation rates — numbers that have attracted the attention of think tanks, lawmakers, and others. The co... Read more >

Career education bill breaks down in Senate


POLITICO. CAREER EDUCATION BILL BREAKS DOWN IN SENATE: The chances that Congress will reauthorize the main law governing federal support for career and technical education — which once glimmered with hope of bipartisan cooperation in an electio... Read more >

DeVry Adopts Reform Favored by For-Profit Critics


Inside Higher Ed. The for-profit college sector is under intense regulatory scrutiny and several major players are shutting down, so some providers are embracing reforms to differentiate themselves. DeVry Education Group is the latest to do so: it ... Read more >

Education Department beefs up effort to help ITT Tech students


The Washington Post. The Education Department announced new online resources Monday for students affected by the abrupt closure of ITT Technical Institutes, amid criticism that the government is not doing enough to help the tens of thousands of peo... Read more >

A. Barton Hinkle: Obama's anti-profit crusade targets colleges


Richmond Times Dispatch. It isn’t every day that you see a moderately liberal institution like The Washington Post accuse a Democratic president of waging an “ideological crusade.” But the newspaper did just that last Sunday, blasting the Obam... Read more >

Senate Democrats Ask Education Dept. to Discharge ITT Loans


Inside Higher Ed. More than 20 Senate Democrats have signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education John King asking the Education Department to support former ITT Technical Institute students by discharging their student loans. In the letter, th... Read more >

ITT Educational Hires Liquidator After Government Crackdown


Bloomberg. ITT Educational Services Inc., the 50-year-old for-profit college operator that recently shut down its 136 technical schools, has hired advisers to liquidate its assets, according to one of the firms brought in to handle the sales. The... Read more >

For-profit schools lash out at administration


The Hill. The Obama administration’s aggressive handling of for-profit colleges has some accusing it of unfairly targeting the industry.     The Department of Education has taken action against at least six for-profit schools in the last two ye... Read more >

Center for Excellence in Higher Education Reaches Out to Help Displaced ITT Students


CECU. The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Inc. (CEHE), a nonprofit group of colleges and CECU member organization, has announced that they will launch a $1 million grant program in support of displaced ITT Tech students who want to contin... Read more >

Shutting down for-profit schools could hurt more people than it would help


The Washington Post. NEVER MIND that the higher education plans of tens of thousands of students will be disrupted. Or that 8,000 people will lose their jobs. Or that American taxpayers could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in fo... Read more >

Pence Weighs In on ITT Tech's Collapse


Inside Higher Ed. Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana and Donald Trump's running mate, on Friday called on the federal government to help veterans of the U.S. military who attended the now-closed ITT Tech, Politico reported. Pence wrot... Read more >

Somebody Else's Problem


Inside Higher Ed. Academic leaders say all the other colleges and universities out there are responsible for why higher education is delivering less value than it did 10 years ago, an upcoming report found. Their own institutions, they say, are doin... Read more >

Owner of Ashford U. Is Ordered to Forgive $23.5 Million in Student Debt


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered Bridgepoint Education Inc., owner of the for-profit Ashford University, to forgive all outstanding private student loans and to refund any payments alr... Read more >

Student loan forgiveness can come with a tax bomb


CNBC. Student loan forgiveness may be a sweet deal for borrowers, who have collectively accumulated more than $1.3 trillion in debt. The downside: a potentially big tax bill down the road. The federal government currently offers two types of lo... Read more >

From For-Profit Colleges To Student Loans, At What Point Does Sensible Policy Start To Become Political Bullying?


The Huffington Post. We can be remarkably two-faced as a nation when it comes to our higher education system. One day it’s the greatest in the world and the next it fails to meet students’ and employers’ needs and is a financial rip-off. It ge... Read more >

The End for ITT Tech


Inside Higher Ed. Students across ITT Technical Institutes' 130 campuses awoke Tuesday morning to emails saying they wouldn't be attending class anymore. After months of sanctions and years of investigations and lawsuits, ITT Educational Services -... Read more >

Obama administration kills ITT Tech, stranding 40,000 students and destroying 8,000 jobs


American Thinker. Tyrants throughout history have known that beheading their enemies and placing the heads on pikes at the gates of their capitals sends a powerful message to everyone else.  Behave yourself as we dictate, and you may survive.  Cro... Read more >

ITT Tech closes its doors, blaming ‘unconstitutional’ US sanctions


Los Angeles Daily News. Jerald Guieb scrambled for answers Tuesday. His school, ITT Education Services announced Monday plans to close all of its 130 Technical Institutes in 38 states, leaving him and thousands of his fellow students in limbo. The... Read more >

ITT Tech's closure leaves for-profit community 'in despair'


EducationDive. When ITT Tech announced the doors of all of its more than 130 campuses nationwide would close, leaving over 35,000 students and 8,000 employees out in the cold, it sent a shock through the for-profit community.  The decision itsel... Read more >

'Safe Space' for Experimentation or Dangerous 'Loophole'


Inside Higher Ed. Last month the U.S. Department of Education unveiled eight applications it had selected to participate in an experiment to allow students to use federal financial aid to attend programs run by colleges and nontraditional provider... Read more >

CECU Statement on ITT Tech


CECU. Commenting on ITT Tech's announcement that it will discontinue academic operations permanently, CECU president and CEO Steve Gunderson said: "None of this was necessary. The U.S. Department of Education could have created a process that ensur... Read more >

BREAKING: All ITT Campuses Will Close


Inside Higher Ed. All ITT Tech campuses will be shut down, its parent company announced today. "It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Insti... Read more >

As For-Profit ITT Announces Closure, Thousands of Students and Employees Face Uncertainty


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The more than 40,000 students and 8,000 employees of ITT Educational Services Inc. on Tuesday grappled with the fallout of the for-profit’s announcement that it would close in response to heightened scrutiny f... Read more >

Learning from ITT’s Failure


Inside Higher Ed. ITT has closed, which was the utterly predictable outcome of having been barred from accepting new students. Even in its diminished recent state, that’s still big news in the higher ed world. I hope we derive the right lessons f... Read more >

Fading College Dream Saps U.S. Economy of Productivity Miracle


Bloomberg. For decades, a growing pool of college graduates poured into the U.S. labor market, boosting productivity and shaping America’s status as the world’s dominant economic power. That driver of growth is diminishing. Enrollment has decli... Read more >

Clinton Signals No Letup for For-Profit Sector


Inside Higher Ed. For-profit colleges can expect continued pressure from the White House under a Clinton administration, now that two familiar critics of the sector are advising the campaign. Rohit Chopra recently joined the Clinton transition te... Read more >

Clinton 'Free' Plan Would Swell College Enrollments


Inside Higher Ed. Hillary Clinton's plan to eliminate public college tuition for families with incomes up to $125,000 would lift enrollment at two- and four-year public institutions by between 9 and 22 percent -- in part by draining as many as 15 ... Read more >

Shortage of Skills in the Cyber Security Sector Make Americans Vulnerable


Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU). – This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 7.8 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.6 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because empl... Read more >

Marketing to Millennials: You’re Doing it Wrong


Rackspace Blog. Millennials have it rough. Not only have they come of age in the worst economy since the Great Depression, but log on to any news site and you’re likely to find them assailed by older generations as selfie-taking, text-a-holic, une... Read more >

Scrambling for Options


Inside Higher Ed. When Corinthian Colleges collapsed last year, the for-profit chain's students suddenly found their classroom doors locked. Students at ITT Technical Institute now face similar worries as it looks like the end of the road for t... Read more >

Education Dept. Sued Over Nonprofit Conversion


Inside Higher Ed. The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, a chain of for-profit colleges, is suing the Department of Education after it was blocked from converting to nonprofit status.  The Utah-based organization alleges in a lawsuit f... Read more >

Former Student Loan Watchdog Takes on ITT


Inside Higher Ed. June 25, 2015. The former student loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- who is still taking on for-profit colleges from his new perch -- sent a letter to ITT Educational Services investors Wednesday asking ... Read more >

Military Students More Likely to Attend For-Profits and Online


Inside Higher Ed. Newly released federal data show the enrollment patterns of the 1.1 million military and veteran students who were attending college in 2012, the most recent year covered by the report from the U.S. Department of Education's Nati... Read more >

ITT Tech Halts Enrolling New Students


Inside Higher Ed. The California Department of Consumer Affairs' Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education issued an emergency decisionlast week demanding ITT Educational Services stop accepting new students at its 15 California locations.  The ... Read more >

Kaplan Will Offer Free Online PSAT Prep


Inside Higher Ed. Kaplan Test Prep is announcing today that it will offer free online PSAT instruction, starting in October. Kaplan will offer eight one-hour sessions live, with recordings available for those who can't participate live. Kaplan's a... Read more >

College Group Sues U.S., Saying It’s Target of Political Agenda


The New York Times. The Education Department has been increasing pressure on the multibillion-dollar career-training industry, responding to complaints that some for-profit colleges burden students with debt and leave them without promised sk... Read more >

Clinton Signals For-Profit College Crackdown Will Continue Under Her Watch


BuzzFeed News. Hillary Clinton is reportedly bringing one of the toughest opponents of for-profit colleges onto her transition team — a sign she’s likely to continue the Obama administration’s hard line against the industry, despite her husban... Read more >

U.S. Cuts Off ITT Tech


Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday prohibited ITT Educational Services, the parent company of ITT Technical Institutes, from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid. The devastating ban, along with a set of ... Read more >

Career Education Colleges and Universities Sends Open Letter to Members of Congress in Response to Recent Announcement Regarding ITT Tech


Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU). Washington, DC – August 26, 2016 –  CECU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sent an open letter to members of Congress in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s recent announcement t... Read more >

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back


Inside Higher Ed. The more things change, the more they stay the same. That's the thought that came to mind as the U. S. Department of Education announced the winning applicants to the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships initiative,... Read more >

More Drama for Ashford


Inside Higher Ed. Ashford University says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and two California agencies improperly pressured regulators in Iowa to drop the university’s eligibility to receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, a decision that kicks... Read more >

Education Department Cuts Off Federal Aid to New Students at For-Profit ITT


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Education is barring ITT Educational Services Inc. from enrolling new students with federal financial aid, the department announced in a news release on Thursday. The department is also inc... Read more >

Colleges and Universities Embrace Coding Boot Camps


The Street. Coding academies--or coding boot camps--that provide classroom instruction on web-based information technology, break the higher ed business model, where students borrow to begin a two- to four-year slog to a degree. Many coding boot ca... Read more >

NLRB: Graduate Students at Private Universities May Unionize


Inside Higher Ed. In a blow to private institutions and a boon to their graduate student employees, the National Labor Relations Board ruledTuesday that graduate research and teaching assistants are entitled to collective bargaining under the Natio... Read more >

Accreditor Pushes Back Decision on ITT


Inside Higher Ed. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools this week said it will decide whether or not to sanction ITT Technical Institutes after a hearing scheduled for December, according to a federal filing from ITT. The co... Read more >

Low-income students will soon be able to get federal aid to attend coding bootcamps


TechCrunch. Coding bootcamps can be quite costly. In order to combat that, the U.S. Department of Education has launched a new experimental initiative in partnership with colleges and universities to enable students to pay for certain coding bootc... Read more >

Business Model Trumps Quality In Education Department Regulations


Forbes. Last week the Department of Education denied the request of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE), a chain which operates several colleges in the western United States, to have its regulatory classification changed from for-... Read more >

No Dice for Nonprofit Conversion


Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday denied a request by a Utah-based for-profit college chain to convert to nonprofit status for federal financial aid purposes. The decision means the Center for Excellence in Higher Ed... Read more >

Newt Gingrich: How to rebuild the middle class, one good job at a time


Fox News. This year’s presidential campaign has revealed much about the state of the union in 2016, but surely one of the most important revelations has been the existence of a stagnant economy with declining real wages and a great hollowing out o... Read more >

Leader of Troubled Accrediting Agency Resigns


Inside Higher Ed. Anthony Bieda is resigning as the leader of the Accrediting Council for Independent Councils and Schools, said the large, national accrediting agency, which is facing an existential threat. Bieda took over in April after the abr... Read more >

Staking Out Sides on Student Debt Discharge


Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education has received more than 10,000 comments in response to a proposed rule for federal loan forgiveness for students whose colleges have defrauded them. The deadline for submitting comments was 11:59 ... Read more >

Scrutiny of For-Profit Ties to Nonprofit Foundation


Inside Higher Ed. An investigation in The Portland Press Herald details questions being raised about the EDMC Foundation and its ties to the for-profit Education Management Corporation, known as EDMC. The article notes that many for-profit entitie... Read more >

Democrats’ loose talk on student loans


The Washington Post - Editorial. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL candidate Bernie Sanders electrified crowds with his promise of free state college and university tuition, its 10-year, $750 billion cost to be paid for in part by a federal tax on financial ... Read more >

Next Act for Corinthian Campuses


Inside Higher Ed. Zenith Education Group, which 18 months ago bought more than half of Corinthian Colleges’ campuses, has a new leader and a new $250 million endowment. ECMC Group, the large student loan guaranty agency, spent $24 million fo... Read more >

Is The Student Loan Crisis Fact Or Fiction?


NPR. There's a new book out about the student loan crisis, or what author Sandy Baum suggests is a "bogus crisis." Baum, a financial aid expert and senior fellow at the Urban Institute, claims it has been manufactured by the media in search of a spi... Read more >

Feds Cut Aid Eligibility at 3 Medtech College Campuses


Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday said it was cutting off federal student aid eligibility at three Medtech College campuses, located in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. A department investigation found "egregiou... Read more >

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Unhappy College Students


TIME. Unbeknownst to many, the Department of Education is close to finalizing a rule change that would dramatically ease higher-education loan forgiveness. The new rule would make it easier for current and former students to sue their college—ei... Read more >

For Members Only: Sample Notice for ACICS Schools to Use for Their Students


CAPPS Members: Visit the Members Only section for access to two helpful documents: Sample memorandum you can send to your students about ACICS. A letter to students from Cambridge University regarding the Institution's status with the Bureau f... Read more >

Feds Soften Distance Ed Rule


Inside Higher Ed. The Obama administration on Friday released its latest proposal on how colleges that offer distance education programs to students in other states should be regulated. The rule requires distance education providers to follow state... Read more >

Education Dept. Proposes Rules to Clarify State Oversight of Online Courses


The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Department of Education is proposing further regulations for online-education programs at colleges and universities, the department said in a news release on Friday. The department’s new regulations, ... Read more >

Amazon's New Market? Student Loans


Inside Higher Ed. Search "student loans" on and the results include titles like The Student Loan Scam and The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem. Now the online retail giant is becoming involved in... Read more >

New Study of Online Student Market


Inside Higher Ed. A new study of the online student market, released on Wednesday, corroborates many of the trends seen among students who enroll in fully online undergraduate or graduate programs. The findings of the study, a joint project of Aslan... Read more >

New Guidelines on Loan Servicing


Inside Higher Ed. U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. on Wednesday announced new guidelines that aim to provide more transparent information for borrowers and more accountability for the companies that manage repayment of federal student loans. ... Read more >

Foundations and Political Influence


Inside Higher Ed. Foundations play an increasingly high-profile role in shaping education policy, none more so than the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A new book by Megan Tompkins-Stange, Policy Patrons, uses interviews with more than 60 insi... Read more >

Student loan bailout proposed for victims of university ‘fraud’


The Washington Times. If that Ivy League philosophy degree doesn’t result in the career of your dreams, cheer up: You may be able to have your student loans forgiven by claiming you were misled by the university. A broadly written rule proposed b... Read more >

Trump plan would base student loans on employability


The Hechinger Report. Kambiz Ghazinour would love to persuade more of his Kent State University computer science students to go on to graduate school, but they’re so in demand that most of them head straight into the job market. “As soon as pos... Read more >

Don't Single Out For-Profit Colleges for Policing


Forbes. The Obama administration’s proposed “defense to repayment” regulations, released last month, make no secret of targeting the for-profit college sector. The collapse of Corinthian Colleges, which has cost the government $170 million a... Read more >

An overreach on for profit-colleges


The Washington Post. THE OBAMA administration has made no secret of its dislike of for-profit colleges, so it comes as no surprise that, with time running out on the president’s time in office, there is a new effort to crack down on the multibilli... Read more >

Committee Advances Bill to Block Gainful Employment


Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU). On Thursday July 14, before breaking for their seven-week recess and political conventions, the House Appropriations Committee approved their Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related... Read more >

More Flexibility on Loan Counseling


Inside Higher Ed. College students who take out federal loans are required to receive counseling when they receive the loan and before they enter repayment, but not in between -- a source of frustration for financial aid administrators who say they ... Read more >

First Steps for British University in California


Inside Higher Ed. A British university plans to open two graduate programs in a temporary location in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville in 2018 prior to the development of a previously announcedCalifornia campus, The Sacramento Bee reported. The... Read more >

Education Secretary King: 'No special treatment' for Obama insiders buying college


POLITICO. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Wednesday he will ensure the department’s decision about whether to approve the sale of the nation’s largest for-profit college to investors with ties to the Obama administration is “free f... Read more >

For-profit college wobbles under government pressure


MarketWatch. An embattled for-profit college chain may struggle to meet recent obligations imposed on it by the government, officials told investors Tuesday. A request from the Department of Education to ITT Educational Services ESI, -1.99%last m... Read more >

College costs are out of control


CNBC. A college education is now the second-largest expense an individual is likely to make in a lifetime — right after purchasing a home. Ironically, one of the reasons the price tag continues to climb is the abundance of loan dollars that di... Read more >

U.S. Investigates Bridgepoint Over Its Use of Federal Student Aid


The Chronicle of Higher Education. Bridgepoint Education Inc., the for-profit owner of Ashford University, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over claims that it “may have misstated Title IV refund revenue or overstated reven... Read more >

Nonprofits Are Vulnerable, Too


Inside Higher Ed. For-profit colleges and their advocates are aggressively fighting the Obama administration’s proposed rulefor federal loan forgiveness, arguing that the regulation is subjective and overly broad, and will “crush” the secto... Read more >