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The Shrinking Academic Workforce

11/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed. November 14, 2014. The academic workforce is shrinking. Not by much, mind you: the number of faculty members and administrators at colleges eligible to award federal financial aid declined by a mere 7,500 from 2012 to 20... Read more >


U. of Phoenix and Thurgood Marshall Fund Announce Partnership

11/17/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 14, 2014. The University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest private for-profit higher-education institution, announced on Thursday that it had formed a partnership to offer some of its online courses free ... Read more >


ABHES Bulletin - Carol A. Moneymaker, 1961-2014

11/14/2014

ACCREDITING BUREAU OF HEALTH EDUCATION SCHOOLS (ABHES). November 14, 2014. It is with a heavy heart that we must share with the ABHES community that Carol A. Moneymaker, Executive Director, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Carol bravely confron... Read more >


Making ‘Profit’ a Dirty Word in Higher Education

11/14/2014

The Wall Street Journal. November 12, 2014. A million students may lose financial aid thanks to rules that don’t apply to public universities.By Steve Gunderson On Oct. 30 the Obama administration put out a news release boasting about denying acc... Read more >


Chinese Enrollment in U.S. Graduate Schools Dips as India Surges

11/14/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 12, 2014. Attentive observers won’t be surprised by the new international-enrollment numbers released on Wednesday by the Council of Graduate Schools. But there’s something momentous about the annual r... Read more >


Correcting the falsehoods about for-profit colleges

11/14/2014

The Washington Times. November 11, 2014. There is some disagreement among pundits as to why the Democrats got so badly whupped on Nov. 4 in races for the U.S. Senate and Congress, and in the statehouses. There is one thing, though, on which there ap... Read more >


Tuition and Borrowing Growth Slows

11/14/2014

Inside Higher Ed. November 13, 2014. College prices are still climbing, but they’re doing so at a slower pace than they were for the past several years, and the amount of money borrowed for higher education last year fell for the third straight y... Read more >


Feds Need More Power to Hold Colleges Accountable, Official Says

11/14/2014

Inside Higher Ed. November 13, 2014. The massive federal law governing student aid needs to be simplified, allow more room for innovation, and hold colleges more accountable for student outcomes, a top U.S. Department of Education official... Read more >


Innovation vs. Gatekeeping

11/11/2014

Inside Higher Ed. November 11, 2014. The tension between promoting innovation and new approaches on the one hand and protecting academic quality and federal financial aid funds on the other is at the core of many major issues in higher edu... Read more >


Regulating Higher Education: When "Helping" Hurts

11/11/2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. November 10, 2014. Leave it to the heavy hand of government to hurt education with regulations intended to help. A new rule released by the Department of Education, along with two other proposals in the pipeline, stan... Read more >


Two Lawsuits Set Up New Battle Over For-Profit Colleges Regulations

11/10/2014

International Business Times. November 7, 2014. The for-profit college industry is mounting a new defense against the Obama administration’s ongoing attempts to regulate the career-education sector and curtail student debt. The Association o... Read more >


The Real Student Debt Problem No One is Talking About

11/10/2014

TIME. November 9, 2014. Graduate students make up just 14% of university enrollment, but account for nearly 40% of student debt An Army veteran, Anthony Manfre paid for his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees mostly with his GI Bill benefits... Read more >


Former Head of Community-College Foundation Admits Embezzling $50,000

11/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 10, 2014. A former executive director of a foundation that raises money for Los Angeles Trade Technical College pleaded guilty on Friday to embezzling more than $50,000, the Los Angeles Times reports. Rh... Read more >


Higher Ed Innovator Paul Freedman Dishes On Future Of College And Gainful Employment

11/10/2014

Forbes. November 6, 2014. In the wake of the Department of Education’s release of the new gainful employment regulations, which are intended to protect students from poor-performing career college programs, as well as the release of a new paper ou... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Sue Again Over Federal Gainful-Employment Rule

11/07/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 6, 2014. For-profit colleges wasted no time in challenging the U.S. Education Department over the latest version of its gainful-employment rule, filing a lawsuit on Thursday in the U.S. District Court here... Read more >


Bridgepoint Inc. Lays Off 223 Employees

11/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 5, 2014. Bridgepoint Education Inc., which operates the for-profit Ashford University, laid off 223 employees on Monday in the face of lagging enrollment, The San Diego Union-Tribunereports. Ninety-three... Read more >


President of ‘Sham’ College Is Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

11/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 4, 2014. The head of what officials have called a “sham university” that issued foreigners visa-related documents in exchange for tuition and fees has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for running t... Read more >


Decision 2014: The Higher-Ed Outlook

11/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 5, 2014. The broad story of this year's elections was the Republican wave that tipped control of the Senate. What does it all mean for academe? Here's what you need to know about the results. Lamar Alexan... Read more >


How Recruiters Can Help Your Current (or Future) Job Search in California

11/06/2014

Fox & Hounds. November 5, 2014. Employment recruiters in California, like staffing company professionals, offer us valuable insights into the state’s labor markets. They are on top of who is hiring and what jobs they’re hiring for on a daily... Read more >


U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears

11/04/2014

Reuters. November 3, 2014. Young Americans with big college debts are often portrayed as struggling to pay their bills. The reality is somewhat different - those owing super-sized student loans tend to be higher paid. A Reuters analysis of Federal ... Read more >


Revised Gainful Employment Final Rule

11/04/2014

American Action Forum. November 3, 2014. The Department of Education (ED) recently released the final version of its revised “Gainful Employment” standards. The rulemaking required revisions after a court struck down its original iteration. Th... Read more >


GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT UPDATE: QUESTIONS STILL LEFT UNANSWERED

11/04/2014

Higher Education for All. November 3, 2014. With the gainful employment regulation finalized, there are still many questions left unanswered. Below are eight of the most egregious unanswered questions. Question 1: What does this new regulation me... Read more >


A Few Words on ‘Gainful Employment’

11/03/2014

CATO Institute. October 31, 2014. The big higher education news this week is that the Obama administration released its “gainful employment” rules aimed squarely at beleaguered for-profit colleges, which are the schools most likely to offer pr... Read more >


Alexander: Obama Administration’s Gainful Employment Regulation “Not the Way to Weed Out Bad Actors”

11/03/2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Oct. 30 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the Obama administration’s new rule on gainful employment: “If the administration wants to weed out bad actors among the 6,000 p... Read more >


Lamar Alexander Wants to Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

11/03/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 3, 2014. Ask the average American to describe Senator Lamar Alexander, and they’ll probably mention the red-and-black plaid shirt that became the senator’s trademark when he campaigned for Tennessee'... Read more >


Witness: CCSF received warnings for years that it was in jeopardy

10/31/2014

SFGate. October 30, 2014. City College of San Francisco has received clear warnings since 2006 about its financial instability and other problems that threatened its accreditation, witnesses said Thursday under questioning from attorneys for the co... Read more >


What the Wonks Are Saying About the Final Gainful-Employment Rule

10/31/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 30, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education released the full text of its final gainful-employment rule on Thursday morning, and it’s a big one, weighing in at 945 pages. But sheer volume has never been ... Read more >


Gainful Employment Arrives

10/31/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 30, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education today will release what is likely the Obama administration’s last chance to set regulations to clamp down on for-profit colleges. But this second iteration of “gainful employme... Read more >


U.S. Department of Education Regulation Denies Access to Millions of New Traditional Students

10/31/2014

APSCU. October 30, 2014. Following the release of the final gainful employment regulation, Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, released the following statement:“The gainful employment ... Read more >


Sen. Durbin: Right Issue, Wrong Focus | Commentary

10/29/2014

Roll Call. October 29, 2014. For some years now, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, has waged a war against for-profit colleges and universities. More than almost any member of the United States Congress, he has targeted these instit... Read more >


Student-Loan Servicers Are Often ‘Unfair’ to Borrowers, U.S. Finds

10/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 28, 2014. Report: “Supervisory Highlights” Organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Summary: Earlier this month, in the third annual report of its student-loan ombudsman, the bureau rep... Read more >


Big Ten and the Next Big Thing

10/29/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 28, 2014. Competency-based education is going upmarket. Three brand-name, Big Ten-affiliated institutions are now offering degrees in this emerging form of higher education. Yet the new programs at the University of Michig... Read more >


Restructuring Pros Look To Congress As For-Profit Schools Battle Government Crackdown

10/29/2014

Forbes. October 27, 2014. America’s recent college graduates are swimming in student loan debt, but members of the corporate restructuring community are concerned about another aspect of higher education finance – specifically, how to address... Read more >


Education Management removes itself from Nasdaq listing

10/24/2014

TribLIVE. October 23, 2014. Education Management Corp. is going private as the financially struggling operator of for-profit colleges undergoes an enormous restructuring and hands control to its creditors. Downtown-based EDMC said Thursday that it ... Read more >


Hope Helps

10/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 22, 2014. IHE reported that Senator Patty Murray, of Washington, has proposed a limited reintroduction of the Ability to Benefit rule in the latest draft of the Higher Education Act. This is one of the better ide... Read more >


Which Job Boards Are Used by California’s Employment Professionals?

10/24/2014

Fox & Hounds. October 23, 2014. Which job boards are used by California’s employment professionals today? Earlier this month, Transmosis, the tech group dedicated to fuller employment in California,     undertook a survey of 21 job counse... Read more >


Coming Soon for PLUS Loans: More Eligible Borrowers, New Data on Defaults

10/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 22, 2014. Borrowers with past credit problems will soon find it easier to qualify for federal PLUS loans under a final rule announced on Wednesday by the Education Department. An additional 370,000 parents... Read more >


What Really Happens at Community Colleges? A Tool Taps Data for Answers

10/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 22, 2014. How do community-college students move from their first class to their first job? Plenty of educators and analysts would like to know more about that process. A research institute called RTI Inte... Read more >


Apollo Education says fall in student enrollments slows

10/24/2014

Reuters. October 21, 2014. Apollo Education Group Inc (APOL.O) said it expects new student enrollments at its flagship University of Phoenix to decline at a smaller rate in the coming year, offering hope that the worst is over for the beleaguered U.... Read more >


Separating fact and fiction about career colleges and universities

10/22/2014

Times-Dispatch. October 11, 2014. Most folks in need of higher education approach what can be a challenging task of selecting the best learning option for their particular set of circumstances with some preferences or preconceived notions about ce... Read more >


New Fodder for 90/10 Debate

10/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 13, 2014. Twenty-seven for-profit colleges last year exceeded the cap on the share of their revenue that can come from federal student loans and grants, according to annual data released Friday by the U.S. Department of... Read more >


Public-College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.’s ‘Regulatory Culture’

10/22/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 20, 2014. Ted Mitchell, under secretary of education, began his speech to a roomful of higher-education leaders on Monday with a conciliatory tone, stressing that the U.S. Department of Education shared a g... Read more >


Ability to Benefit, Again?

10/22/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 22, 2014. A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers wants to bring back financial aid for college students who do not hold a high school diploma or its equivalent, like a GED. The U.S. Congress eliminated aid eligibility f... Read more >


California State U. Faculty Calls for Raises in New Contracts

10/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 9, 2014. Faculty members on California State University campuses participated in protests on Wednesday that called on campus leaders to help end their contract negotiations with the system. Among other thin... Read more >


Online and In Control

10/10/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 10, 2014. The spread of adaptive learning technology in higher education, to some, is the rise of the machines -- replacing professors with software and an automated, cheapened form of instruction. To Ariel Anbar ... Read more >


Obama Administration targeting for-profit education with regulations?

10/10/2014

Fox Business. Oct. 08, 2014. Kaplan CEO Tom Leppert on efforts to impose additional regulations on for-profit education. Watch video.... Read more >


5 Flaws in the High-Stakes ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

10/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 9, 2014After years of negotiation, lawsuits, and more negotiation, the Education Department is preparing to release this month the final version of its controversial "gainful employment" rule. For-profit and... Read more >


As California Goes, So Goes the Nation?

10/10/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 8, 2014. This fall Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills that could greatly improve the lives of women in California higher education, and serve as a model for the nation. Seeking to lessen the ambiguity that p... Read more >


A Real Education Market

10/10/2014

National Review Online. October 8, 2014. In mid June, the Department of Education put for-profit Corinthian Colleges out of business. Citing the company’s failure to respond to claims it had fudged job-placement data and falsified attendance recor... Read more >


Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

10/08/2014

The New York Times. October 7, 2014. In 1987, when he was Ronald Reagan’s education secretary, the conservative culture warrior William J. Bennett wrote a famous essay denouncing federal aid for higher education because it allowed colleges “blit... Read more >


Veterans Deserve The Choice Of Quality Higher Education, Including For-Profit AMU

10/08/2014

The Daily Caller, October 6, 2014. Historically, Democrats have been politically vulnerable on military issues. The recent missteps President Barack Obama has made in dealing with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and the situation in Syri... Read more >


Lessons From a For-Profit: The Big Secret

10/08/2014

The Evolllution. October 7, 2014. In 2006, after 15 years at a public institution in Michigan where I went from assistant professor to dean, I decided it was time to move on. Maybe a bit disillusioned with the traditional institution, I wanted to ex... Read more >


Obama Is Deploying 'Gainful Employment' Regulations To Threaten For-Profit Colleges

10/08/2014

Forbes. October 6, 2014. The Obama administration claims its latest college crusade will help students. On the contrary, its “gainful employment” regulations amount to a hostile takeover attempt by government of the fastest growing higher educat... Read more >


In Defense of For-Profit Colleges

10/08/2014

National Review Online. October 7, 2014. Unless you follow education policy closely, you probably don’t know who Representative John Kline is. But just a few weeks ago, lefty talk-show host and comedian Bill Maher declared the district of th... Read more >


Kaplan U. Starts 'Open College' to Serve Adult Students

10/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 6, 2014. Kaplan University is today unveiling a new "Open College" that is designed to let adult students earn a bachelor of science in professional studies by combining credits they've previously accumulated through prior ... Read more >


For-Profit Giant Starts Competency-Based ‘Open College’

10/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 3, 2014. One of the biggest for-profit college companies in the country is creating an "Open College" aimed at adults who may already have skills and experience that could qualify for college credits. The ... Read more >


Court Victory for For-Profits on Recruiter Bonus Ban

10/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed. October 3, 2014. A federal court on Thursday ruled that the Obama administration had again failed to adequately justify its ban on colleges paying recruiters bonuses that are tied to students' graduation. The court also ... Read more >


U. of Calif. to Study Whether Campuses Enroll Too Many Out-of-State Students

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 1, 2014. The number of students from other states and from overseas who are admitted to the University of California has steadily risen in recent years as the institution—like other public higher-educatio... Read more >


Five Education Trends to Watch as Mid-Term Elections Approach; The View Many Candidates Have of College is Totally Outdated

10/01/2014

Yahoo! Finance. September 30, 2014. As the 2014 mid-term elections approach, the view many candidates have of higher education in America is outdated. Some of the old buildings remain from when they were in school, but who college serves now and how... Read more >


Education Dept. Has Lax Oversight of Third-Party Security, Audit Finds

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 30, 2014. Report: “Review of Federal Student Aid’s Oversight and Monitoring of Private Collection Agency and Guaranty Agency Security Controls” Organization: Education Department’s inspector gene... Read more >


New Laws in Calif. Will Allow 4-Year Degrees at 2-Year Colleges and More ‘Dream’ Aid

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 30, 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown of California acted on Sunday on several bills that affect higher education, including signing into law measures that will allow some of the state’s community colleges to gran... Read more >


What You Need to Know About Companies That Run Online Programs for Colleges

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 30, 2014. "Publish or perish" is an old saw that, like so many things in higher education, has been updated to reflect modern wisdom. The revised version of the phrase offers advice not to professors but ... Read more >


Student Debt Is About More Than Default Rates

10/01/2014

National Journal. September 29, 2014. "We finance education with student debt in this country. That's how we do it," says Paul Combe, president of the student advocacy group American Student Assistance. Combe has spent years trying to explain stude... Read more >


Apples To Apples, Public Institutions Cost Taxpayers More Than Private Sector Institutions

10/01/2014

Higher Education for All. September 26, 2014. One often cited “reason” for using the “gainful employment” regulation to shut down private sector institutions and deny access to postsecondary education for millions of students is that the reg... Read more >


For-profit schools sue Coakley over regulations they allege are unconstitutional

10/01/2014

Boston Business Journal. September 26, 2014. A membership organization representing for-profit and career schools in Massachusetts has sued Attorney General Martha Coakley in federal court, alleging that regulations enacted this summer targeting for... Read more >


The Power of the Personal

10/01/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 29, 2014. Daphanie Johnson is one of two former students a U.S. Senate committee cited in a July staff report that made a case against for-profit colleges for taking advantage of military veterans. Yet Johnson f... Read more >


What California’s New Sexual-Consent Law Means for Its Colleges

10/01/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 29, 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday making California the first state to set uniform definitions and standards for both private and public colleges to deal with sexual assaults. The law's ... Read more >


The problem with the administration's 'good intentions' in education

10/01/2014

The Hill. October 1, 2014. I imagine many Americans will have taken a trip to the cinema in recent years to be wowed by the amazing developments that have occurred in the last decade alone in the audio and visual industry. One only need sit fo... Read more >


NY Fed: Majority Of Private Sector Students Study In High Return Fields

10/01/2014

Higher Education For All. September 30, 2014. The benefits of obtaining a college degree have been extolled by a countless number of economists, policymakers, and experts in recent years. According to the University of Georgetown Center on Educati... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA SB 1247 - Governance & State Oversight ,Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) ,State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Final version (8/22/2014): Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA SB 1247 - Governance & State Oversight ,Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) ,State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Final version (8/22/2014): Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA SB 1028 - State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Final version (8/22/2014): Authorizes an award to be expended for a student’s living expenses. Requires the Student Aid Commission, in consultation with specified entities, for purposes of the Cal... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA AB 2377 - State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Final version (8/20/2014): Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program under the administration of the California Educational Facilities Authority with the goal of helping eligible col... Read more >


Vetoed Legislation - CA AB 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Final version (8/19/2014): Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Trustees of the California State Universities, and the Regents of the University of California, an... Read more >


The Obama administration is building a Consumer Reports for colleges

10/01/2014

Vox. October 1, 2014. The Education Department is working on a project that will make it the Consumer Reports of higher education: a system that rates colleges based on quality. The Obama administration sees college students as consumers in an ex... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA AB 1976 State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Summary: Final version (5/23/2014): Authorizes the Student Aid Commission to use data from the three award years immediately preceding an award year in order to estimate the maximum number of award off... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA AB 2099 State Financial Aid

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Final version (8/22/2014): Deems a public or private postsecondary educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education eligible... Read more >


Enacted Legislation Effective Jan. 1, 2015 - CA AB 2350 Governance & State Oversight

10/01/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Final version (8/18/2014): Provides that the Donahoe Higher Education Act, known as the Equity in Higher Education Act, declares that it is the policy of the State of California that all persons, r... Read more >


San Jose State U. Failed to Report Fiscal Improprieties, Audit Says

09/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 25, 2014. A special audit by the California State University system has found fiscal improprieties at San Jose State University and says campus leaders knew about the problems but failed to report them to... Read more >


As Default Rates Drop, So Does Confidence in How the Education Dept. Counts Them

09/29/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 25, 2014. The official federal student-loan default rate fell a percentage point this year, with the largest dip occurring in the for-profit sector, data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of E... Read more >


Ensure opportunity for military and veterans to attend top-tier for-profit schools

09/29/2014

The Hill. September 25, 2014. As Congress gets ready to leave Washington until the Lame Duck session, on top of the agenda for both Capitol Hill and the White House will be what our options are to deal with the growing threat of the Islamic State o... Read more >


Robert Shireman’s Continuing Efforts To Influence Education

09/29/2014

Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington. September 25, 2014. Robert Shireman, former Deputy Undersecretary of Education, left the government under a cloud, and still faces an Inspector General investigation into whether he violated et... Read more >


Student-Loan Defaults Decline in Latest Data, Education Dept. Says

09/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 24, 2014. The percentage of borrowers who defaulted on their student loans in the past three years has dropped across all higher-education sectors, according to data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Educ... Read more >


What You Need to Know About This Week’s Student-Loan Default Rates

09/24/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 24, 2014. The U.S. Department of Education is scheduled to release this week its annual cohort default rates, which describe what percentage of borrowers are defaulting on their student loans. The data we... Read more >


10 best-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree

09/24/2014

MarketWatch. September 23, 2014. As the cost of attending college increases each year, some high school graduates may wonder how well they could do without a college degree. While occupations that only require a high school diploma are often low-pay... Read more >


Reprieve on Default Rates

09/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 24, 2014. Colleges with large populations of low-income students have for months worried that their former students' high rates of default on student loans would eliminate their access to student aid under stricter federa... Read more >


Real cost of Obama’s war against for-profit colleges

09/23/2014

The Hill. September 22, 2014. Until recently Corinthian Colleges Inc. was one of the largest providers of postsecondary education in the country. As recently as 2010 it enrolled around 112,000 students; even after a relentless campaign by poli... Read more >


Radio Higher Ed releases Gainful Employment: Hearing All Sides

09/23/2014

Radio Higher Ed. We welcome you to join us for our most recent podcast, which has been produced in a new format, “From All Sides.”  This format provides listeners with contrasting views on a timely topic.  For this podcast, we invited four hig... Read more >


Gainful Employment Denies Students The Value Of Education

09/23/2014

 Higher Education for All. September 22, 2014. By APSCU Communications In early 2011, Pres. Obama told the TechBoston academy that “[t]here’s no better economic policy than one that produces more graduates…” He was commenting on the ... Read more >


Education Dept. Imposes Financial Restrictions on ITT

09/22/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 19, 2014. The U.S. Education Department has placed financial restrictions on ITT Educational Services Inc., citing the company’s failure to submit financial statements by a mandatory deadline. The for-... Read more >


Celebrity Support Dominates Kickoff of White House Sexual-Assault Campaign

09/22/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 19, 2014. The White House unveiled its “It’s On Us” sexual-assault awareness campaign on Friday morning, calling on all college students—and especially men—to do their part to stop rapes on ca... Read more >


Flake, McCain Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency in Gainful Employment Regs

09/22/2014

Jeff Flake, U.S. Senator, Arizona. September 18, 2014. U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced S. 2863, the Transparency in Education Act as a Senate companion bill to legislationoriginally introduced by Reps. Matt Salmo... Read more >


Struggling ITT Educational receives Wells notice from SEC

09/22/2014

The Wall Street Journal. September 19, 2014. U.S. regulators warned ITT Educational Services Inc. that the struggling for-profit educator faces potential civil enforcement action, while the company’s finances were placed under more scrutiny. Th... Read more >


Corinthian Colleges Sued for Predatory Lending

09/18/2014

ABC News. September 16, 2014. Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme." The CFPB is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers who used the for-profit edu... Read more >


New Online Services Aim to Democratize Admissions Counseling

09/18/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 17, 2014. Websites offering online college-admission counseling have proliferated in the past few years, with services whose prices range from free to thousands of dollars. This week saw the launch of two... Read more >


'Undermining Pell'

09/18/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 17, 2014. Hundreds of colleges charge low-income students tuition that is half or more of their household’s entire yearly income, according to a report released today by the New America Foundation that seeks t... Read more >


Higher-Ed Leaders Worry Most About Declining Enrollment, Survey Finds

09/18/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 17, 2014. Report: “Industry Outlook Survey—Higher Education” Organization: KPMG Summary: The accounting firm released its annual survey of 120 senior executives, mostly chief financial officers, c... Read more >


For-profit colleges can help GIs, vets advance

09/18/2014

Stars & Stripes. September 9, 2014. A recent op-ed in Military Times (“‘Not recommended’ list of schools draws criticism, by George Altman), struck a chord in that all of the schools were of the “for profit” variety. Similarly, educati... Read more >


4 Key Questions Experts Are Asking About Obama’s College-Ratings Plan

09/15/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 15, 2014. President Obama’s proposed federal college-ratings system is set to be released in time for the 2015 academic year, but if the comments from administrators and researchers at a hearing on Frid... Read more >


Pajamas and Online Assessments

09/15/2014

Inside Higher Ed. September 15, 2014. Colleges still pay companies to be matchmakers for them with potential students -- so-called “lead generators.” The sometimes-controversial practice remains a big business, despite scrutiny from Wa... Read more >