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Financial Aid's Future

07/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 24, 2012 The landscape for federal financial aid has been so turbulent in the past two years, as Congress has voted seemingly every few months to change the rules on Pell Grants and student loans, that many who care about he... Read more >


Education Department Unveils 'Shopping Sheet'

07/24/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 24, 2012 The Education Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released their standardized "shopping sheet," a financial aid award letter they'd like all colleges to adopt. While standardizing award... Read more >


The Regulatory Power to Destroy

07/20/2012

The Wall Street Journal - July 20, 2012 'The Dark Knight Rises" hits theaters this week, and no surprise some liberals are comparing the villain Bane to . . . care to take a guess? In this comic conception of the world, corporations always play the B... Read more >


Assessing Damage of Private Loans

07/20/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 20, 2012 - by Libby A. Nelson In a sweeping study of the private student lending market released today, a new federal consumer protection agency compares private loans to subprime mortgages and urges Congress to consider let... Read more >


Dual enrollment gives struggling students a college try

07/19/2012

EdSource - July 19, 2012 - by Kathryn Baron California students who took courses in community college while still in high school were more likely than their classmates to graduate and attend a four-year college, even among students who are historic... Read more >


Why California Democrats Protect Sex Abuser Teachers

07/19/2012

LA Weekly - July 19, 2012 - by Patrick Range McDonald and Jill Stewart State Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles had every reason to hope that the 11 members of the obscure but powerful state Assembly Education Committee in Sacramento would back his n... Read more >


Three Strikes in California

07/19/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 19, 2012 - by Paul Fain City College of San Francisco isn’t the only California community college facing a full-on accreditation crisis. College of the Redwoods and Cuesta College also must fix a list of problems identifie... Read more >


The Single Most Important Experiment in Higher Education

07/18/2012

The Atlantic - July 18, 2012 - by Jordan Weissmann As of yesterday, a year-old startup may well have become the most important experiment yet aimed at remaking higher education for the Internet age. At the very least, it became the biggest. A dozen m... Read more >


Some vets feeling shorted by the Army College Fund

07/18/2012

Stars and Stripes - July 17, 2012 At the time, the deal seemed irresistible to Eric Hickam: Give six years to the Army, a recruiter told him in 2003, and you can get a $50,000 "kicker" — the Army College Fund. When his payments started coming last ... Read more >


Underemployed grads: Suffering from college major remorse?

07/18/2012

CNN Money - July 18, 2012 - by Elizabeth G. Olson Everyone keeps crossing their fingers for a new burst of hiring. And for those just starting out, a crystal ball would certainly help steer them on the right path. But fortune tellers and fairy godmot... Read more >


Is higher education doomed?

07/18/2012

CNN Money - July 17, 2012 - by Ryan Bradley  A dire statistic, followed by a troubling fact: The cost of education has increased 550% since 1985; and the sector has, in the words of Coursera founder Daphne Koller, "not benefited at all from leveragi... Read more >


Career Education Corporation Appoints New Leaders & Establishes New Roles on Executive Team

07/18/2012

MarketWatch - July 17, 2012 Career Education Corporation (CEC) CECO +4.74% , a global provider of postsecondary education programs and services, today announced a number of executive moves to bolster the company's management team, realign and simp... Read more >


Student Debt Hits The Middle-Aged

07/18/2012

The Wall Street Journal - July 17, 2012 - by Josh Mitchell Student debt is rising sharply among all age groups, but middle-aged Americans appear to be struggling the most with payments, according to new data released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Ba... Read more >


Manufacturing industry taps colleges for help with alternative credential

07/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 18, 2012 - by Paul Fain Potential “disruptions” to higher education typically portend a diminished role for the academy in workforce training, as students ditch college for, well, something else. But one of the most promis... Read more >


California Senate approves funding for high-speed rail

07/18/2012

The Sacramento Bee - July 6, 2012 - by David Siders The state Senate voted by a bare majority Friday to fund initial construction of California's $68 billion high-speed rail project. The approval was uncertain as recently as hours before the vote. Wi... Read more >


New California Law Is Intended to Save Students Money on Textbooks

07/18/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2012 A new law in California, signed on Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, will require textbook publishers to describe the changes in new editions to professors and buyers. The legislation, sponsored by State... Read more >


Higher Ed's Other Immigrants

07/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 18, 2012 - by Doug Lederman President Obama's announcement last month of a new policy that would allow most students who lack the documentation to reside legally in the United States to avoid deportation was the latest high-... Read more >


Report Criticizes U.S. Oversight of Student Visas

07/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 18, 2012 The U.S. agency charged with overseeing the student visa system has inadequate processes in place to investigate, identify and combat fraud, the Government Accountability Office said in a report to Congress Tuesday.... Read more >


A Rare Agreement

07/18/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 18, 2012 - by Libby A. Nelson Advocates for federal financial aid are greeting the House of Representatives' proposed budget for fiscal year 2013, scheduled to be formally considered today, with something unusual: a sigh of re... Read more >


U.S. Student-Loan Balances Increase 55% Since 2005

07/18/2012

Bloomberg - July 17, 2012 - by Janet Lorin The average loan balance for U.S. college students has increased 55 percent to $24,301 since 2005, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The number of student loan borrowers increased 59 percen... Read more >


Cal State Ponders 2 Paths to Deal With Possibly $250-Million More in Cuts

07/17/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 16, 2012 - by Lee Gardner Preserve access or preserve price: Those are the options the California State University system's Board of Trustees faces to deal with a possible $250-million reduction in state funds... Read more >


Education Dept. Proposes New Rules on Student Loans

07/17/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 17, 2012 The U.S. Education Department today proposed new rules governing federal student loans, which would, among other things, ease the process by which disabled borrowers could have their loans discharged, establish a ne... Read more >


USDOE Guidance on Serving Veterans

07/16/2012

Publication Date: July 13, 2012 DCL ID:      GEN-12-10 Subject: Implementation of E.O. 13607 - Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and other Family Members Summary: Th... Read more >


U.S. retraining program aims to help unemployed veterans

07/16/2012

The Republic / azcenteral.com - July 15, 2012 - by David Rookhuyzen Thousands of unemployed, middle-age veterans are getting a chance to start over under a special GI Bill designed to train them for new careers. Concerned about the high long-term jo... Read more >


More students trade dorm for home to afford college

07/16/2012

MSN - July 16, 2012 - by Beth Pinsker Gladstone NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even wealthy families are scrambling to cover rising college costs by borrowing more and spending less, according to new research. Families earning more than $100,000 took out more ... Read more >


Some Schools Cut Student Grants, Scholarships

07/16/2012

The Wall Street Journal - July 16, 2012 After loosening their coffers to help families cope during the recession, some colleges now are cutting back on grants and scholarships, aid that students don't have to pay back. The move—prompted in part by ... Read more >


College costs shifting to students, Sallie Mae survey finds

07/16/2012

The Washington Post - July 15, 2012 - by Ylan Q. Mui Students are shouldering more of the burden of paying for college, increasing their borrowing and out-of-pocket contributions, according to a study from Sallie Mae to be released Monday. In its a... Read more >


Bridgepoint education: A good corporate citizen

07/16/2012

U-T San Diego - July 16, 2012 A recent San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. study has shown that Bridgepoint Education is San Diego’s ninth-largest private employer. The company positively impacts the region’s economy by more than $1 bil... Read more >


Assault on Pell Grants has serious implications

07/16/2012

The Hill - July 13, 2012 - by Jerry Cammarata In recent years, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington have lost their way when making policy around one of most important things we will ever do: educate our children. Most recently, this has foun... Read more >


The rise of for-profit universities and colleges

07/16/2012

University World News - July 15, 2012 - by John Aubrey Douglass In the midst of the Great Recession, for-profit colleges and universities in the United States grew at a staggering pace in enrolment, profits and the corporate value of those traded on ... Read more >


Another View: Apply same Cal Grant standards to all colleges

07/16/2012

The Sacramento Bee - July 15, 2012 -by John Zimmerman John Zimmerman, president of MTI College in Sacramento, is responding to the June 28 editorial "A smart move to save money on Cal Grants / For-profit private schools take hit." The editorial ab... Read more >


Bipartisan Coalition of Members Press for “Gainful Employment” Freeze

07/13/2012

Education & the Workforce Committee - July 13, 2012 U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Representative Howard... Read more >


The Recruitment-Agent Debate Goes Another Round

07/13/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 12, 2012 - by Karin Fischer Denver — “My perspective,” said James L. Miller, past president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, “is we’re not going to say that agents ar... Read more >


'False' Statements About a For-Profit

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 13, 2012 - by Doug Lederman The 2005 bankruptcy of Decker College drew more than its share of national headlines, not least because one of its investors (and, for a time, its president) was William Weld, the former governo... Read more >


Unintended Consequences?

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 13, 2012 -by Libby A. Nelson A proposed change that would lead to smaller Pell Grants for some students enrolled in online classes was intended to prevent financial aid fraud. But advocates for distance education fear it’s... Read more >


New Federal Data about Tuition, Enrollment, Degrees

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 13, 2012 The Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics released preliminary data Thursday about types of degrees offered and conferred, tuition and fees rates, and enrollment head counts. Provisional... Read more >


Possible Pell Grant Cut for Distance Students

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 12, 2012 A distance learning group is raising an alarm about a change to Pell Grants in a Senate appropriations bill for fiscal year 2013 that, if signed into law, could cut the need-based grants for students taking online c... Read more >


Education Department Launches New Online Tool To Help Students Manage Loan Debt

07/13/2012

ED.gov - July 11, 2012 Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a new interactive loan counseling tool to provide students with financial management basics, like information about their current loan debt and estimates for student loan debt le... Read more >


Competency Loves Company

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 11, 2012 - by Steve Kolowich Northern Arizona University has inked a deal with Pearson to co-develop three fully online baccalaureate degree programs based on the increasingly popular and somewhat controversial “competency b... Read more >


Where Are All the Adults?

07/13/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 11, 2012 - by Paul Fain Colleges generally do a lousy job of keeping tabs on the graduation rates of their adult students. But that may change if accreditors follow the lead of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (... Read more >


Career Education Corp. : Career Education Corporation Joins Congressional E-Learning Caucus Inaugural Meeting

07/13/2012

4-Traders - July 12, 2012 Vice President of Education Technology shares Private Sector Advances & Leadership in Online Learning Career Education Corporation (CEC) (NASDAQ: CECO) served on an expert panel focused on online learning during the ina... Read more >


For-profit colleges aren't the enemy

07/13/2012

Star Tribune - July 12, 2012 - by David Rask Behling At the liberal arts college where I teach, faculty and staff help students recognize and explore their options and give them the tools to find a path to their vocations as teachers, coaches, artist... Read more >


Percentage of Young Americans With College Degrees Increases Slightly

07/12/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 12, 2012 The share of young Americans who hold college degrees edged up in 2010, according to Education Department data to be released on Thursday but provided in advance to theAssociated Press. The proporti... Read more >


U. of California Settles Lawsuit Alleging Anti-Semitism at Berkeley

07/12/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 11, 2012 - by Peter Schmidt The University of California has settled a lawsuit that accused it of tolerating anti-Semitism on its Berkeley campus, pledging as part of its agreement with the plaintiffs to con... Read more >


College Isn't So Unaffordable

07/12/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 12, 2012 - by Doug Lederman You know all those newspaper headlines and television talking heads saying that college is unaffordable? They're flawed, a new report argues. Okay, so that's a significant oversimplification of the ... Read more >


The College-Graduate Glut: Evidence From Labor Markets

07/11/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - July 11, 2012 - by Richard Vedder The price system works marvelously to allocate resources in our society, but in higher education, prices often do not reflect the true value society places on resource usage, as th... Read more >


Whacking boards and commissions: The devil is in the details

07/11/2012

Capitol Weekly - July 10, 2012 - by Greg Lucas California must now muddle through without an Abalone Advisory Committee. And an Anti-Terrorism Information Center, Rural Health Policy Council and Human Resources Modernization project. These are four o... Read more >


New (But Familiar) Face at Career College Group

07/06/2012

Inside Higher Ed – July 6, 2012 WASHINGTION -- The housecleaning continues at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities -- but the newest addition to the senior management team of the for-profit-college  is a familiar name in hig... Read more >


Field Poll on California Government

07/05/2012

The Field Poll - July 4, 2012 - Mark DiCamillo and Mervin Field Voters favor Brown tax initiative 54% to 38%; evenly split on Munger and Steyer tax plans. Support for the Governor's initiative would be adversely affected if the legislature funds high... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Score Court Victory Over Obama Administration Rule

07/03/2012

Forbes – July 3, 2012 – Daniel Fisher The for-profit college industry, long under attack by Obama administration bureaucrats as well as short-sellers like Steve Eisman, scored a big victory yesterday when a federal court in Washington, D.C. rejec... Read more >


Court Strikes Down Parts of Gainful Employment Rule. So What Now?

07/03/2012

Politics K-12 - Education Week – July 2, 2012 - Alyson Klein So lots of folks are putting out statements about that big court decision. Not, not that one. In case you hadn't heard, a federal judge struck down a key component of the U.S. Department ... Read more >


Are Students 'Shopping' Enough?

07/03/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 3, 2012 - Libby A. Nelson WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration has talked more in recent months about tuition pricing and the value of a college education, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has seized on one statistic: that... Read more >


An 'F' for college loan guidelines

07/03/2012

StarTribune.com – July 2, 2012 – Jim Spencer WASHINGTON - Four days after the U.S. Education Department reported that for-profit college students struggle to pay back taxpayer-guaranteed education loans, a federal judge gave the standard used to ... Read more >


Ruling on 'Gainful Employment' Gives Each Side Something to Cheer

07/03/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education – July 2, 2012 - Goldie Blumenstyk and Charles Huckabee A federal judge's weekend ruling vacating a core element of the "gainful employment" rule was hailed Monday by for-profit college officials as vindication of ... Read more >


Down But Not Out

07/03/2012

Inside Higher Ed – July 3, 2012 – Paul Fein WASHINGTON -- A stinging court loss has stirred up a heap of confusion about the fate of the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment” regulations, the first results of which were releas... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Score Victory With Judge's Ruling

07/03/2012

WSJ.com – July 3, 2012 – Douglas Belkin Leaders of for-profit colleges are applauding a judge's ruling overturning a main component of federal regulations that would have penalized the schools for graduating students with substantial debt and lit... Read more >


Court Vacates GE Regulations

07/02/2012

APSCU – July 2, 2012 – Steve Gunderson, President and CEO Dear Members, On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Judge Rudolph Contreras of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the "Gainful Employment" (GE) Loan Repayment R... Read more >


Eleven Well-Paying Jobs that Don't Require a 4-Year Degree

07/02/2012

Fox Business - June 28, 2012 - Christina Couch Conventional wisdom says that the higher your degree, the higher your salary. A study by the College Board shows that the median salary of a worker holding a bachelor's degree is more than $20,000 higher... Read more >


Career Education Corporation Appoints Daniel Hurdle as Senior Vice President & Chief Career Schools Officer

07/02/2012

Business Wire - June 28, 2012 - Career Education Corporation Hurdle Leads Consolidated Career Education Schools of Culinary, Health, and Art & Design Institutions SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Career Education Corporation (CEC) (NASDAQ: CECO... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges Sues State Over Data Souight in Probe

07/02/2012

Bloomberg News - June 29, 2012 - Andrew Harris Corinthian Colleges Inc. (COCO) (COCO), an operator of for-profit schools, sued Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan seeking a state-court order shielding its confidential data while she investigates i... Read more >


Judge Strikes Down 'Gainful'

07/02/2012

Inside Higher Ed - July 2, 2012 - Doug Lederman A day before the federal government's controversial new rules governing vocational programs were set to take effect, a federal judge on Saturday invalidated one of its key elements, blocking enforcement... Read more >


At 11th Hour, Congress Approves Freeze of Interest Rate on Some Student Loans

07/02/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 29, 2012 - Michael Stratford After months of disagreement over how to pay for a temporary freeze on the interest rate for certain federal student loans, Congress on Friday passed a bill that averts a rate incr... Read more >


Judge Strikes Down Several Provisions of 'Gainful Employment' Rule

07/02/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education – July 2, 2012 – The Ticker A federal judge has vacated several provisions of the controversial “gainful employment” rule, which the Department of Education issued last year in an effort to ensure that federa... Read more >


Congress' student loan agreement: Short-term relief, long-term anxiety for students

07/02/2012

Syracuse.com - June 30, 2012 - The Associated Press Congress may have averted a doubling of interest rates on millions of new federal student loans, but the fix is only for a year, leaving students on edge over whether they'll face a similar increase... Read more >


Judge Strikes Down Several Provisions of ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

07/02/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education July 2, 2012, 1:34 am A federal judge has vacated several provisions of the controversial “gainful employment” rule, which the Department of Education issued last year in an effort to ensure that federal student-... Read more >


ANA Opposes College Marketing Provision in Education Bill

06/29/2012

Advertising Age – June 29, 2012 – Maureen Morrison The Association of National Advertisers, along with a coalition of marketing and media groups, has urged the U.S. Senate to oppose a provision in the education funding bill that would prohibit un... Read more >


Student loan deal passed by Congress

06/29/2012

2chambers – The Washington Post – June 29, 2012 - Rosalind S. Helderman The U.S. Congress on Friday approved a measure freezing federally subsidized student loan rates for a year, averting a doubling of rates scheduled to occur Sunday and offerin... Read more >


VA Extends Principles of Excellence Deadline

06/29/2012

The response date for submitting the intent to comply with the Principles of Excellence has been extended to August 1, 2012.  The VA will reach out to institutions of higher education to communicate this deadline change and will additionally work wi... Read more >


Dan Walters: California's budget vote change is biting back

06/29/2012

The Sacramento Bee – June 29, 2012 – Dan Walters I told you so. Or, more accurately, I was one of several commentators who warned voters two years ago that a ballot measure to reduce the legislative vote margin on the state budget from two-thirds... Read more >


Watch Out for Fake Colleges

06/29/2012

 Inside Higher Ed - June 29, 2012 - Elise Young WASHINGTON -- International students hoping to come to the United States to pursue a degree are being lured by “sham schools” in the U.S., said Janice Jacobs, assistant secretary for consular affai... Read more >


Massage techniques to add to your daily routine for stress, pain relief

06/29/2012

abclocal.go – June 27, 2012 – Lori Corbin LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- There are many different types of massages, but the practice isn't just about being pampered. The National Holistic Institute, California's largest accredited massage therapy school,... Read more >


Politicians and pundits ramp up questions about value of degrees

06/29/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 29, 2012 - Paul Fain The backlash to college tends to be cyclical. But this latest iteration, in which pundits and politicians have questioned a supposed crusade for “college for all,” has been bolstered by the double wham... Read more >


Insults to For-Profit Faculty Members Are Unwarranted

06/29/2012

The Chronicle - June 25, 2012 - Amy Lynn Hess To the Editor: Several times over the past few years I have found myself frustrated and saddened by the vehement intolerance in The Chronicle's online comments sections for for-profit educational institut... Read more >


Obama student loan plan nearing end

06/29/2012

Boston.com - June 29, 2012 - Josh Lederman WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowers hoping to consolidate their student loans through a special program created by President Barack Obama last year have just until Saturday to apply. To much fanfare, Obama used ex... Read more >


Senators Burr and Enzi Letter Requesting Delay on Principles of Excellence Deadline

06/28/2012

June 28, 2012 A PDF of the Burr-Enzi letter is available for download here: 6-28-12 - Burr-Enzi - EO Letter   ... Read more >


Education Department Will Examine Apollo Group's Student-Aid Verification

06/28/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 27, 2012 - by Julia Love The Education Department will conduct a review of the University of Phoenix to make sure that it complied with federal financial-aid rules requiring colleges to verify data supplied by... Read more >


Sacramento trade school wants to make up for Cal Grant cut

06/28/2012

The Sacramento Bee - June 28, 2012 The owner of a Sacramento vocational school that can no longer accept Cal Grant money because of cuts in the state budget says his company will find another way to provide the scholarships to needy students, using p... Read more >


If Colleges Want Federal Funds, They'll Have to Prove Students Get Jobs

06/27/2012

The Atlantic - June 27, 2012 - by Emily Richmond The U.S. Department of Education intends to crack down on postsecondary career programs that can't demonstrate that enough graduates have found "gainful employment," a move some for-profit colleges say... Read more >


Company that steered vets to for-profit colleges agrees to pay $2.5M, turn over GI.com site

06/27/2012

The Washington Post - June 27, 2012 A California-based company accused of preying on veterans for their education benefits agreed Wednesday to pay $2.5 million to 20 states and turn over its website — GIBill.com — to the U.S. Department of Vetera... Read more >


Career Schools Are the Right Path for Many Americans

06/27/2012

Real Clear Policy - June 27, 2012 - by Steve Gunderson Due to our tailored curriculum, flexible scheduling, and personalized instruction, career colleges and universities have become the choice of more and more Americans. As students – many of wh... Read more >


An Open Letter to Selective Colleges

06/27/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 26, 2012 -by Dean Dad Dear Selective Colleges, You know I’m a fan. I’m a proud grad of one of your number, and I’m glad to report that my community college has a strong track record of sending students your way, where th... Read more >


For-Profit Schools Dazed by Data

06/27/2012

CNBC - June 26, 2012 - by Herb Greenberg This is as bizarre as it gets: The Education Department Tuesday released so-called “Gainful Employment” data that ultimately determines whether the schools should qualify for aid. At least two companies ha... Read more >


APSCU Responds To Investigation On Misleading Internet Recruitment Of Veterans

06/27/2012

APSCU - June 27, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Former Congressman Steve Gunderson, the president and chief executive officer of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) today issued the following statement in response to the ... Read more >


Senate Reaches Deal on Loans

06/27/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 27, 2012 - by Libby A. Nelson With less than a week remaining until the interest rate on federally subsidized student loans is set to double, Senate leaders said Tuesday afternoon that they had agreed on a compromise to keep t... Read more >


Members of Military Targeted by Predatory Financial Practices

06/27/2012

ABC News - June 26, 2012 - by Arlette Saenz Some servicemen and women serving abroad have found themselves not only facings the danger posed to them by their enemies, but threats on the home front from predatory financial practices aimed at them and ... Read more >


California budget cuts Cal Grants at most private schools

06/27/2012

The Sacramento Bee - June 27, 2012 - by Laurel Rosenhall California students will no longer be able to use state scholarships to pay tuition at most for-profit colleges under the final budget plan lawmakers are expected to send Gov. Jerry Brown today... Read more >


Most for-profit college programs may sail through new rule

06/26/2012

REUTERS - June 26, 2012 Most programs at for-profit colleges, including those at Apollo Group and Strayer Education Inc, could clear new rule requirements, according to latest data on loan repayment by students released by the Department of Education... Read more >


New rules will reflect a more pessimistic pension risk for California

06/26/2012

The Sacramento Bee - June 26, 2012 - by Dan Walters A few days ago, the Pew Center on the States released a report on the nationwide gap between promises made to public employees for pensions and what states are spending to close the gap. On paper, C... Read more >


Feds: For-profits could lose federal student aid

06/26/2012

Associated Press - June 26, 2012 - by Christine Armario Former students in career-training programs at dozens of for-profit institutions have had so much trouble paying off their loans that the schools could lose access to federal student aid if they... Read more >


California Lawmakers' New Push to Freeze Tuition

06/26/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 26, 2012 California Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have reached a deal that would bar public universities from receiving $125 million that could become available for them if voters approve a tax hike unless the u... Read more >


Missing the Mark on 'Gainful'

06/26/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 26, 2012 - by Libby A. Nelson Five percent of vocational programs fail to meet minimum Education Department standards for student success after graduation, putting them at risk of losing federal financial aid dollars if they d... Read more >


APSCU Responds To Release Of Gainful Employment Figures

06/25/2012

APSCU - June 25, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Former Congressman Steve Gunderson, the president and chief executive officer of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) today issued the following statement in response to the ... Read more >


Short Seller Scrutiny

06/25/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 25, 2012 - by Paul Fain An internal audit has largely exonerated the U.S. Department of Education for its handling of sensitive information in the run-up to the release of “gainful employment” rules last year. But the... Read more >


GE Informational Rates Released to Institutions

06/22/2012

Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities - Jun 22, 2012 The Department of Education began releasing the 2011 Gainful Employment Informational Debt Measures and Gainful Employment Loan Medians for Disclosures to institutions on Friday, ... Read more >


Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell near student loan deal

06/22/2012

Politico - June 21, 2012 - by Seung Min Kim and Manu Raju Top senators from both parties are closing in on an agreement to prevent student loan rates from doubling on July 1 — even as President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McC... Read more >


Treasury Report Makes Economic Case for Higher Education

06/22/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 21, 2012 A new analysis released Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department, produced in tandem with the Education Department, calls higher education “an important driver of economic mobility” that is vita... Read more >


Up to 95 Million Low-Skill Workers in Danger of Being Left Behind

06/22/2012

The Wall Street Journal - June 21, 2012 - by Daniel Lippman Between 90 and 95 million low-skill workers around the world could be without jobs by 2020 because there simply won’t be enough positions available for them to apply for, according to a n... Read more >


For-Profits and Federal Finances

06/22/2012

Inside Higher Ed - June 22, 2012 - by Paul Fain Federal budget woes will dominate the ongoing policy debate over for-profit colleges, said Steven Gunderson, president of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, the industry's prim... Read more >


Senate Panel Passes Bill Raising Pell Grant and NIH Support

06/21/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 12, 2012 - by Michael Stratford U.S. Senate appropriators approved a bill on Tuesday that would increase the maximum Pell Grant by $85 in the 2013 fiscal year and give $100-million more in funds to the Nationa... Read more >


College enrollment shows signs of slowing

06/21/2012

The Hechinger Report - May 31,2012 - by Jon Marcus Harvard, Yale and a few other selective universities may be announcing record numbers of applications for the semester beginning in the fall, but higher-education officials are fretting about ominous... Read more >