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Accreditor Rejects City College of San Francisco’s Bid to Reverse Punishment

02/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 10, 2014. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has turned down City College of San Francisco’s request to reverse its decision to strip the college of accreditation. City College of... Read more >


Alumni of For-Profit Colleges Have Mixed Views of Their Experience

02/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 10, 2014. Students and graduates of for-profit colleges give their institutions high marks for teaching quality and scheduling flexibility, but nearly a third of the alumni conclude that, given the colleges... Read more >


California A.B. 330 - Governance & State Oversight

02/07/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


Rating (and Berating) the Ratings

02/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 7, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Thursday released hundreds of pages of formal comments on its proposed college rating system, documents that mostly underscore the deep reservations that many higher educat... Read more >


Bay Area Blues

02/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 7, 2014. The president of Sofia University, facing the prospect of a campus forum that might make him look bad, shut down the Palo Alto college for a day in December and posted guards to keep out students and pro... Read more >


Corinthian Acknowledges Scrutiny of Placement Rates

02/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 27, 2014. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., a chain of for-profit colleges, said in a federal filing Wednesday that the U.S. Education Department had rejected "many" of the company's requests for new programs because of concerns a... Read more >


Higher Education’s Olive Garden Problem

02/05/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 5, 2014. Tuition resets—essentially, slashing the sticker price of tuition to the discounted price most students pay anyway—have become a popular public-relations stunt recently for a few colleges that ... Read more >


Health Care Law Projected to Cut the Labor Force

02/05/2014

NYTimes.com, February 4, 2014. WASHINGTON — A Congressional Budget Office analysis released Tuesday predicted that the Affordable Care Act would shrink the work force by the equivalent of more than two million full-time positions and recharged the ... Read more >


Budget Outlook Sees Long-Term Profits on Federal Student Loans

02/05/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 5, 2014. The federal government will continue to profit from student lending through at least 2024, though recent changes in how interest rates are set will shrink those profits in the short term, according... Read more >


DeVry Faces Inquiry From Federal Trade Commission

02/05/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 5, 2014. The Federal Trade Commission is seeking documents from DeVry Education Group Inc. relating to the for-profit provider of higher education’s “advertising, marketing, or sale of secondary or post... Read more >


Following Student Veterans

02/05/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 5, 2014. Veterans and their families have a new website to use as they shop around for colleges and try to make sense of their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released [1] the GI Bill co... Read more >


Obama’s ‘gainful employment’ regulations make college less attainable for low-income students

02/05/2014

The Daily Caller, February 4, 2014. President Obama has been quick throughout his five years as president to routinely talk about how students today are graduating with higher debt. In fact, the president himself just paid off all of his student lo... Read more >


California A.B. 1085 - State Financial Aid

02/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Beth Gaines (R) Summary: Current version (4/16/2013): Increases the maximum annual tuition award for Cal Grant A and B awards for new recipients attending private for-profit and nonprofit postsecondary educational institutio... Read more >


California A.B. 534 - Governance & State Oversight

02/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D) Summary: Current version (4/29/2013): Requires private postsecondary educational institutions to provide entrance and exit counseling with respect to any institutional or state-funded loans offered or reco... Read more >


Should you refinance your student loan?

02/04/2014

MarketWatch.com, February 4, 2014. Discover Financial Services — one of the country’s largest private higher-education lenders — will soon begin offering consolidation loans to student-loan borrowers who want to refinance their debts. The compa... Read more >


Bill would push minimum wage to $13 an hour

02/04/2014

Sacramento Business Journal, February 4, 2014.Top ranking lawmakers in the state Senate have introduced legislation that would raise the minimum wage above the $10 per hour that was approved by California lawmakers in 2013. The bill co-authored by s... Read more >


Obama Is Urged to Toughen ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

02/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 4, 2014. A coalition of higher-education associations, consumer advocates, and veterans’ groups on Tuesday sent a letter urging President Obama to strengthen the provisions of his administration’s propo... Read more >


Financial Aid Fee Flap

02/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 4, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight Committee on Monday asserted that more than 100 colleges may be violating federal law by either requiring students to submit fee-ba... Read more >


Consumer Bureau Says Loan Servicing Issues Vary

02/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 4, 2014. Continuing its focus on problems with the servicing of private student loans, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released an analysis of its voluntary request for information from the... Read more >


City College's ad blitz seeks to curtail exodus of students

02/04/2014

SFGate, February 4, 2014. City College of San Francisco spent $503,000 on an advertising campaign - everything from billboards to spots on Cartoon Network - to stop the flood of students leaving after the school's accreditation was threatened. Reco... Read more >


Bridgepoint Education Inc. Cuts 117 Jobs

02/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 3, 2014. The for-profit provider of higher education said on Friday that it had eliminated 117 jobs in San Diego, Denver, and Clinton, Iowa, where it operates a campus of Ashford University. The cuts were m... Read more >


Successful 'Edupreneurs' Reignite For-Profit Debate

02/03/2014

FORBES, January 31, 2014. Frederick M. Hess, the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and I coauthored this piece. Julie Petersen’s piece, “For Education Entrepreneurs, Innovation Yields High Returns” in ... Read more >


AUDIO | Exploring the Merits of the Gainful Employment Rule

02/03/2014

The EvoLLLution, February 3, 2012. The following interview is with Steve Gunderson, president of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). Gunderson and APSCU have been active in the discussion surrounding the gainful emplo... Read more >


New Federal Job-Training Grants

02/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 3, 2014. The Obama Administration on Friday announced a new, $150 million grant competition for job-training partnerships that will feature employers, community colleges, unions and work force boards. The money wi... Read more >


Crackdown on Coding Academies

02/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed, February 3, 2014. SAN FRANCISCO -- A new type of educational provider has quietly sprung up in San Francisco and several other major cities, providing specialized training in computer coding and other skills that are in gr... Read more >


Sweeping higher ed overhaul

01/31/2014

POLITICO.COM January 31, 2014.The Education Department’s regulatory machine will be churning at high speed for the next year, with results that could affect which for-profit colleges get federal financial aid, whether parents can easily get loans f... Read more >


New system allows troops, vets to report bad schools

01/31/2014

Military Times, January 30, 2014. A long-awaited complaint system, launched Jan. 30 by the Veterans Affairs Department in partnership with other federal agencies, offers students using military or veterans’ education benefits a way to report ... Read more >


Obama Questions Value of Art-History Degrees

01/30/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 30, 2014. President Obama left some in higher education feeling slighted on Thursday, when he said during a speech in Wisconsin that young people could make more money in skilled manufacturing than with art-... Read more >


California A.B. 330 - Governance & State Oversight

01/30/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


Call to Action on Accreditation

01/30/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 30, 2014. WASHINGTON -- The drumbeat of support for changing the U.S. accreditation system has played out here in recent months and years in many realms; it’s playing out at Congressional hearings, in the Obama ... Read more >


DeVry Becomes an Unlikely Olympic Powerhouse

01/29/2014

NYTimes.com, January 28, 2014. They have no mascot or motto, no home rink, oval or stadium. They have no hockey team, curling squad or figure skaters. They have no coaches, no athletic director, and their basketball team once lost by 117 points. But... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Face New Wave of State Investigations

01/29/2014

Bloomberg, January 29, 2014. For-profit colleges, bruised by years of investigations and rule-making, may face additional financial pressure from a new wave of state probes by attorneys general and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Educ... Read more >


Students' College GPAs Linked to Quality of Their High Schools

01/29/2014

Education Week, January 28, 2014. The quality of the high school a student attends is a strong predictor of his grades in the first year of college and beyond, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Observed d... Read more >


A Focus on Job Training

01/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2014. WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama called for expanded access to apprenticeships and improved job training programs at community colleges that are better-aligned with the skill... Read more >


APSCU Statement on Education and Opportunity in the State of the Union Address

01/29/2014

APSCU, Washington, D.C., January 28, 2014—Following the conclusion of President Obama's State of the Union Address, APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson released the following statement: "President Obama’s message tonight of opportunity for a... Read more >


Blackboard Software Will Incorporate Virtual College Bookstore

01/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 29, 2014.The learning-management behemoth Blackboard is getting into the virtual-campus-bookstore business. This semester the company is testing a system in which a faculty member can visit the new online b... Read more >


Analysis of 4-Year Degrees at California 2-Year Colleges

01/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2014. A new analysis released of California community colleges possibly adding four-year degree program concludes that the idea "merits serious review." The study by the system office for the state's community colleges n... Read more >


Career Colleges of America officially closes

01/28/2014

DailyNews, January 27, 2014. SAN BERNARDINO >> A local trade school that had ended classes because of apparent financial difficulties has closed, according to the agency in charge of overseeing it. Students say they learned of the closure of C... Read more >


For-Profit Wage Gap

01/28/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 28, 2014. Community college students who transfer to for-profit institutions tend to earn less over the next decade than do their peers who transfer to public or private colleges. Those are the findings from a study release... Read more >


The Education Department Attacks Career Colleges

01/28/2014

RealClearPolicy, January 28, 2014. Over the next six years, there will be 55 million new job openings in the U.S. Nearly 32 million of these new hires will replace retiring Baby Boomers, while another 23 million will take new jobs. And by 2020, 65 pe... Read more >


Why the Labor Force Participation Rate Continues to Drop in California

01/28/2014

Fox & Hounds, January 28, 2014. Last Friday’s state job numbers showed the California unemployment rate decreasing to 8.3%, from 8.5% in November. This follows a steady drop in unemployment since 2010, when unemployment was at 12.5%. Job growt... Read more >


How same-sex marriage impacts financial aid

01/28/2014

MarketWatch, January 28, 2014. Now that their marriages are recognized by the federal government, same-sex couples with college-age children may lose out on some financial aid. As they scramble to meet looming deadlines for financial-aid application... Read more >


QuickWire: For-Profit University Will Accept MOOC Credits

01/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 26, 2014. Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford University, which offers courses both online and on a campus in Clinton, Iowa, said on Friday that it would allow students to earn credits toward degrees by taking... Read more >


12 States Scrutinize Education Management Corp.’s Practices

01/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 24, 2014. The Education Management Corporation has received inquiries from a dozen states about the company’s business practices, the for-profit-college company said on Friday in a corporate filing with th... Read more >


CALIFORNIA S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

01/24/2014

Sponsor: Senator Lou Correa (D) Summary: Requests each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary education institution to develop a model contract governing the disbursement of financial aid, scholarships, campus-based aid or school ref... Read more >


TurboTax Helps Spread the Word on Student-Loan Repayment Options

01/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 24, 2014. Student-loan borrowers filing their taxes through TurboTax this year will be encouraged to enroll in an income-based repayment plan, the Departments of Education and of the Treasury are expected to... Read more >


California Policy Group Calls for a New State Higher-Ed Coordinating Agency

01/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 24, 2014. Just a day after the heads of California’s three state higher-education systems met to pledge increased cooperation, a policy group released a report saying that California needs a new higher-edu... Read more >


Court Loss for an Accreditor

01/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 24, 2014. A federal judge took the unusual step last week of blocking an accrediting agency's decision to strip an institution's accreditation, and the highly unusual (if not unprecedented) step of fining the agenc... Read more >


California A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

01/23/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D) Summary: Stipulates that a qualifying institution with a three-year cohort default rate that is equal to or greater than 15.5 percent, as certified by the Student Aid Commission by October 1 of the prior aca... Read more >


Software developer, dentist and other health care careers top U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Jobs list.

01/23/2014

NY Daily News, January 23, 2014. Job seekers looking for a career that offers steady employment, a good salary and long-term growth opportunities may want to start absorbing every bit - and byte- of knowledge they can about computers. That, or lea... Read more >


Community college enrollment falls in Maryland and Virginia, echoing national trend

01/23/2014

The Washington Post, January 22, 2014. Student enrollment is falling at most of Maryland’s and Virginia’s community colleges, echoing a national trend in a sector of higher education closely tied to the economy. There were 190,528 students in Vi... Read more >


Ratings Alternative

01/23/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 23, 2014. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on Wednesday took issue with certain parts of the Obama administration's proposed college ratings system -- but recommended an alternative approach that embrace... Read more >


California’s Higher-Education Leaders Pledge More Cooperation

01/23/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 23, 2014.The leaders of California’s three public higher-education systems attended a meeting of the University of California’s regents on Wednesday and pledged to cooperate more on issues like stude... Read more >


Rasmussen College Announces Public Benefit Corporation Status

01/22/2014

Rasmussen College, January 21, 2014. Rasmussen College announced today its transition from a traditional for-profit corporation to a Public Benefit Corporation. The change in corporate status reflects the commitment of the College to a higher standar... Read more >


Investigating For-Profit Edu: Are Government Agents Going To Start Tripping Over Each Other?

01/22/2014

FTC Beat, January 21, 2014. Things look a bit bleak for the for-profit education industry: it seems like every other day a new federal or state agency is launching an investigation or proposing new regulations. The latest news is that a coalition of ... Read more >


Taking on Sallie Mae

01/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed, January 22, 2014. The federal government needs to do a better job of overseeing the companies it hires to service student loans, especially Sallie Mae, according to a new report by the National Consumer Law Center. “The... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 1147 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

01/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D) Summary: Current version (1/14/2014): Stipulates that an applicant for a certificate as a massage practitioner shall be issued the certificate, if they have passed a massage and bodywork competency assessment... Read more >


California A.B. 330 - Governance & State Oversight

01/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 1174 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

01/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D) Summary: Current version (1/6/2013): Authorizes a registered dental assistant to determine which radiographs to perform, if he or she has completed a Dental Board of California-approved registered dental a... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 548 - Nursing Credentialing Issues

01/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mary Salas (D) Summary: Current version (1/7/2014): Removes the repeal date for community college registered nursing programs that use a multicriteria screening process to evaluate applicants for admission to nursing program... Read more >


Campus Psychological Counseling Goes Online for Students at U. of Florida

01/21/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan 13, 2013. Three years ago, facing a particularly acute demand for services, the Counseling and Wellness Center at the University of Florida managed to add four full-time positions to the existing 33. That bough... Read more >


Proposed MOU would require TA schools to be eligible for civilian financial aid program

01/21/2014

Navy Times.  Jan 16, 2013. The Pentagon is pushing a quality-control proposal that would shut out of the military tuition assistance program any colleges and universities that are ineligible for civilian federal financial aid. Most traditional pub... Read more >


Critics Say White House Summit Sidelined Community Colleges

01/17/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan 17, 2014. As guests of the White House on Thursday basked in the good will of promises to open doors and guide students to graduation, many educators who have dedicated their careers to helping low-income stude... Read more >


Texas Takes On Student Outcomes

01/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 17, 2014. The University of Texas System on Thursday unveiled an ambitious data tool that gives current and prospective students a wealth of information about how recent graduates like them have fared in the job market.  Th... Read more >


Tracking Alternative Credentials

01/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 17, 2014. The federal government for the first time has data on the 50 million U.S. adults who hold some form of educational credential that isn't a college degree. The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released a report on t... Read more >


The Feel-Good Summit

01/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 17, 2014. President Obama and his administration have spent much of the past year pressing colleges to control their prices and contemplating new ways to hold them accountable, much to the consternation of campus leaders. On Th... Read more >


Pledges for Low-Income Students

01/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 16, 2014. The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled more than 100 commitments from colleges and universities and millions of dollars in philanthropic donations aimed at helping more low-income students attend and complete... Read more >


‘U.S. News’ Releases New Rankings of Online Programs

01/15/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan 15, 2014. U.S. News & World Report has released its 2014 Best Online Programs rankings. Nearly 1,000 programs answered questionnaires from U.S. News last summer for this year’s rankings. In 2012 on... Read more >


Right for the Consumer

01/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 15, 2014. The education software giant Blackboard delivered an endorsement of the "consumerization" of higher education on Wednesday, acquiring MyEdu, an Austin, Texas-based company that combines data, e-portfolios and recruitm... Read more >


Wage Inequality in California: Why the Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

01/15/2014

Fox & Hounds. Jan 15, 2014. (This brief essay on wage inequality in our state first appeared last Friday at Zocalo Public Square.) The wage gap between rich and poor Californians is rising to the top of the political agenda in 2014. In Decembe... Read more >


Tempered Expectations

01/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 15, 2014. After two years of hype about massive open online courses, academic leaders' expectations of all of online education have taken a small but remarkable step back. That’s the main takeaway from "Grade Change: Trackin... Read more >


The White House Summit

01/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 15, 2014. President Obama will convene a meeting with more than 100 college and university presidents Thursday -- a chance for his administration to pivot away from its stalled legislative agenda to executive actions and also... Read more >


Funding boost of nearly $1 billion proposed for California's community colleges

01/15/2014

 Contra Costa Times. Jan 14, 2014. A proposal to increase funding for California community colleges by nearly $1 billion has administrators doing the happy dance after Gov. Jerry Brown made the announcement as part of his budget last week. The mon... Read more >


Top Issues Facing Higher Education In 2014

01/15/2014

Forbes.  Jan 13, 2014. The last several years have seen much white water in higher education. The currents of change have propelled the sector toward, or onto, one rock after another. This year offers no prospect for relief. The top issues of 2014... Read more >


Rep. George Miller, leading Democratic voice on education, set to retire

01/15/2014

The Washington Post. Jan 13, 2014. Rep. George Miller’s decision to retire after 40 years in Congress, coming after the announced retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin (Iowa), means Democrats will lose their two strongest congressional leaders on educatio... Read more >


Accord on Appropriations

01/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 14, 2014. Congressional budget negotiators on Monday reached an agreement on funding levels for individual federal programs that would increase spending on the National Institutes of Health and student aid programs. The accor... Read more >


Initial Review of CSU's Early Start Program

01/15/2014

CA Legislative Analyst's Office.  Jan 14, 2014. In 2012, the California State University (CSU) launched Early Start—a program that requires freshmen who do not pass CSU’s placement exams to begin taking remedial courses during the summer before... Read more >


Calif. Community Colleges Approve New Standards for Fee Waivers

01/15/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Jan 14, 2014. The California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors on Monday voted to approve a set of minimum academic standards that students will have to meet in order to receive a fee waiver. The fees are ... Read more >


CALIFORNIA S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

01/13/2014

Sponsor: Senator Lou Correa (D) Summary: Requests each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary education institution to develop a model contract governing the disbursement of financial aid, scholarships, campus-based aid or school ref... Read more >


US education model creates assembly-line workers

01/13/2014

New York Post. Jan 11, 2014. “I can’t predict the future,” said the Nashville rocker Webb Wilder, “but I can take a hint.” There are lots of hints that education is about to change. Our current models are as dusty and broken. They’re to... Read more >


Student loan system needs an overhaul

01/13/2014

The Hill.  Jan 7, 2014. The student loan system is broken, and we need new ideas for fixing it. Student debt now totals more than $1 trillion, and students are borrowing some $113 billion a year. With this year’s college graduates owing $32,500 ... Read more >


Should Colleges Be Able to Limit Students’ Borrowing?

01/13/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Dec 11, 2013. Coconino Community College, in Flagstaff, Ariz., has low tuition: just $87 a credit hour for in-state students. So in 2008, when the federal government raised the amount students could borrow in u... Read more >


Obama proposes education mandates his own education can’t meet

01/10/2014

Red State. Jan 9, 2014. In yet another cycle of what’s good for the government goose is not good for you, President Obama’s Department of Education proposes rules for private-sector colleges that his own education at Harvard Law would fail to ... Read more >


Gainful Employment Rule Will Limit Opportunities for Students

01/10/2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Jan 9, 2014. The Department of Education’s proposed Gainful Employment Rule threatens to cut off federal financial aid for students who attend private sector institutions and community colleges that offer vocational pro... Read more >


U.S. Urges Private Lenders and Servicers To Help Borrowers

01/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 10, 2014. Top Obama administration officials on Thursday summoned the heads of more than a dozen financial institutions and loan servicing entities to the Treasury Department to discuss ways to improve the private student loan ... Read more >


3-Campus Career College in Calif. Appears Poised to Close

01/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Jan 10, 2014. Career Colleges of America, a three-campus institution that focuses on medical training, appears ready to close its doors, The Press-Enterprise reported. The newspaper said that the for-profit institution faced sig... Read more >


Education Dept. Plans 'Technical Symposium' on Ratings

01/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 9, 2014. The Education Department is convening a panel of experts to make public presentations later this month on how the Obama administration should develop a federal college ratings system, a department spokesman said Tues... Read more >


Change to Loan Qualifications Hurt Students at HBCUs, For-Profit Colleges

01/10/2014

U.S. News & World Report. Jan 8, 2014. A small change in the way the Department of Education approves parents for PLUS loans resulted in thousands of previously approved recipients being rejected the following applicable year, unable to help pay... Read more >


Study Urges Tough Measures for Parent PLUS Loan Requirements

01/10/2014

Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Jan 8, 2014. When changes to the Parent PLUS loan program in 2011 resulted in loan denials for thousands of families the following year, it led to a huge disruption for students whose parents suddenly became unabl... Read more >


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Cites Gainful Employment Regulation as Example of Overregulation

01/10/2014

APSCU.  Jan 8, 2014. Washington, D.C., January 8, 2013—Following U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue's annual State of American Business address, APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson released the following statement: ... Read more >


BPPE Sunset Review Comments

01/09/2014

CAPPS has been asked to provide comments to Legislative Staff by February 1, 2014 for the BPPE Sunset Review.  Please help us provide useful feedback to improve the Bureau and its regulations. If you would like to review the BPPE's 2013 Sunset Revi... Read more >


Getting Tough on Parent PLUS

01/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 8, 2014.   As the Education Department prepares to begin negotiations next month on changes to the eligibility requirements to Parent PLUS Loans, a report released Wednesday says that the government needs to tighten the stan... Read more >


For Recent Grads, Recessions Equal Underemployment

01/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 7, 2014.   Finding a good job after graduation has indeed become more difficult since the recession – the recession of 2001, that is. A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Current Issues found that th... Read more >


Another For-Profit College in Consumer Agency's Sights

01/08/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Jan 7, 2014.   The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has told Corinthian Colleges, Inc. that the agency's enforcement office may urge the CFPB to "take legal action" against the for-profit higher education provider for possib... Read more >


CALIFORNIA A.B. 548 - Nursing Credentialing Issues

01/08/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mary Salas (D) Summary: Current version (1/7/2014): Removes the repeal date for community college registered nursing programs that use a multicriteria screening process to evaluate applicants for admission to nursing program... Read more >


California A.B. 333 - Governance & State Oversight

01/08/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Ed Chau (D) Summary: Requires private postsecondary schools to provide prospective students with a School Performance Fact Sheet, which would include the institution's net price calculator and the average student loan debt o... Read more >


Community Colleges’ Most Challenging Task: Increase Completion Rates

01/06/2014

Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Jan 5, 2014. Community colleges across the nation are in the throes of a system-wide reinvention. With 13 million students served by more than 1,132 community colleges, topping the list for reforms is improving c... Read more >


Closing the Skills Gap

01/06/2014

Politico Magazine. Jan 5, 2014.  Today, nearly 11 million Americans are unemployed. Yet, at the same time, 4 million jobs sit unfilled. This is the “skills gap”—the gulf between the skills job seekers currently have and the skills employers... Read more >


Bill Clinton Pitches KKR-Backed College Chain Amid Controversy

01/06/2014

Bloomberg Businessweek.  Jan 6, 2014. Inside a building on a narrow Rio de Janeiro street, nine telemarketers sit in small cubicles, talking frenetically into headsets as scripts scroll across their computer screens. On an October morning, the... Read more >


Why More Colleges Might Want to Measure What Regulation Costs Them

01/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Jan 6, 2014. Marco Island, Fla. — Many people in higher education complain about the increasing burdens of regulation, with some insisting that it has driven administrative bloat, but the exact toll on colle... Read more >