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More Drama for Ashford

08/25/2016

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


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

08/25/2016

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


Colleges and Universities Embrace Coding Boot Camps

08/25/2016

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


NLRB: Graduate Students at Private Universities May Unionize

08/24/2016

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


Accreditor Pushes Back Decision on ITT

08/19/2016

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


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

08/18/2016

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


Business Model Trumps Quality In Education Department Regulations

08/17/2016

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


No Dice for Nonprofit Conversion

08/12/2016

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


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

08/05/2016

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


Leader of Troubled Accrediting Agency Resigns

08/02/2016

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


Staking Out Sides on Student Debt Discharge

08/02/2016

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


Scrutiny of For-Profit Ties to Nonprofit Foundation

08/01/2016

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


Democrats’ loose talk on student loans

08/01/2016

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


Next Act for Corinthian Campuses

07/28/2016

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


Is The Student Loan Crisis Fact Or Fiction?

07/28/2016

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


Feds Cut Aid Eligibility at 3 Medtech College Campuses

07/27/2016

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


Taxpayers Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Unhappy College Students

07/27/2016

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


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

07/27/2016

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


Feds Soften Distance Ed Rule

07/25/2016

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


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

07/22/2016

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


Amazon's New Market? Student Loans

07/22/2016

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


New Study of Online Student Market

07/21/2016

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


New Guidelines on Loan Servicing

07/21/2016

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


Foundations and Political Influence

07/20/2016

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


Student loan bailout proposed for victims of university ‘fraud’

07/20/2016

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


Trump plan would base student loans on employability

07/19/2016

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


Don't Single Out For-Profit Colleges for Policing

07/18/2016

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


An overreach on for profit-colleges

07/18/2016

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


Committee Advances Bill to Block Gainful Employment

07/15/2016

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


More Flexibility on Loan Counseling

07/14/2016

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


First Steps for British University in California

07/13/2016

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


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

07/13/2016

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


For-profit college wobbles under government pressure

07/13/2016

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


College costs are out of control

07/13/2016

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


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

07/12/2016

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


Nonprofits Are Vulnerable, Too

07/11/2016

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


GE Appropriations Bill Passed

07/07/2016

CECU Government Relations. On the morning of Thursday, July 7, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies marked up and advanced their FY2017 funding bill. Included in this bill is a pr... Read more >


New student debt rules trigger frenzy

07/06/2016

The Hill. The Obama administration is moving ahead with a new regulation that could make it easier for students to seek forgiveness of their federal student loans. The proposal is roiling the higher education industry, with the backlash particularl... Read more >


University of Phoenix takeover awaits approval

07/06/2016

Marketplace.org. The University of Phoenix, the for-profit college you see all those ads for on TV, is owned by a company called Apollo Education Group. Apollo is due to announce its third-quarter earnings in the coming days, but that quarterly repo... Read more >


Funding Edge for Workforce Programs

07/06/2016

Inside Higher Ed. A new state funding formula in Washington State could change the mix of programs offered by many of the state's community colleges in ways that seem likely to benefit workforce-related disciplines over the liberal arts. This fall,... Read more >


The Wall Street Journal - The For - Profit Kill Zone June 22, 2016

07/05/2016

The Wall Street Journal - June 22, 2016http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-for-profit-kill-zone-1466638683 ... Read more >


The Wall Street Journal - Obama Empties Innovative Classrooms June 22, 2016

07/05/2016

The Wall Street Journal - June 22, 2016http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-empties-innovative-classrooms-1466635226 ... Read more >


New Rules Proposed for Workforce Training

07/01/2016

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education released the final rules Thursday for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in an effort to expand job growth. The final rules affect more than a dozen programs that receive $... Read more >


Administration's Student Assistance Regulations Are A Recipe For Corruption

06/30/2016

Forbes. Politico recently released a 3,000-word investigative article detailing the planned takeover of Apollo Education Group, the company which owns the University of Phoenix for-profit college chain. Pending approval by the U.S. Department of E... Read more >


New Regulations Take Effect To Protect Student Aid Recipients

06/30/2016

Forbes. New regulations for college campus-sponsored debit and prepaid credit cards take effect tomorrow that will allow students to choose how to receive federal student aid refunds, require colleges to provide objective and neutral information a... Read more >


Bid to buy for-profit college by former Obama insiders raises questions

06/29/2016

POLITICO. As the Obama administration cracks down on for-profit colleges, three former officials working on behalf of an investment firm run by President Barack Obama’s best friend have staged a behind-the-scenes campaign to get the Education Depa... Read more >


Clinton's 'Innovation Agenda' for Higher Ed

06/29/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed opening up federal financial aid to alternative education providers, softening student loan repayment requirements for entrepreneurs and granting green cards to STEM students as part of wide-rang... Read more >


Cengage Announces Alternative Credit Programs

06/29/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Excelsior College and publisher Cengage Learning on Tuesday said they would partner to create self-paced online degree programs to give students an alternative pathway to college credit. The partnership will first produce an asso... Read more >


Education Department eases financial aid application restrictions for homeless college students

06/28/2016

The Washington Post. The Education Department is revising the federal financial aid application to make it easier for homeless college students to access loans and grants, in response to requests from Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). Murray, the rank... Read more >


Panel Votes Against Accreditor of for-Profit Colleges

06/23/2016

CBS News. An advisory panel to the Education Department has voted to recommend the government sever ties with a group that accredits many of the nation's for-profit colleges, including schools once owned by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc.... Read more >


New for-profit medical schools springing up across US

06/22/2016

U.S. News & World Report. For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby b... Read more >


Study examines why students choose for-profit education

06/22/2016

Education Dive. Dive Brief: More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit schools. These students tend to be older, minority students from low-income families with low levels of educational attainment. Typically divided into three ... Read more >


The Long-Term Impact

06/21/2016

Inside Higher Ed. When a student receives financial aid, the immediate goal is obvious: getting that student enrolled. But if that aid money comes from the state, the long-term goals typically go beyond enrollment. States want more students to grad... Read more >


Scorecard for Accreditors

06/21/2016

Inside Higher Ed. The federal government is set to release data reports designed to help measure the performance of accrediting agencies, with metrics such as the graduation rates, debt, earnings and loan repayment rates of students who attended the... Read more >


More State Funds, on One Condition

06/17/2016

Inside Higher Ed. California universities will see funding increases next year -- but only if they enroll more in-state students. With a midnight deadline approaching, California lawmakers approved a $122.5 billion state budget Wednesday. All thre... Read more >


Getting Tough With a Gatekeeper

06/16/2016

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education has recommended the termination of a controversial accreditor, which could threaten access to federal financial aid for 243 institutions -- many of them for-profits -- that enroll more than 800,000 ... Read more >


Wiping Out Debt

06/14/2016

Inside Higher Ed. The U.S. Department of Education on Monday released a broad set of draft regulations designed to clarify and strengthen the process for federal student loan borrowers to seek to have their debt forgiven when they have been misled... Read more >


CECU Statement on Release of Defense to Repayment NPRM

06/13/2016

Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) The below can be attributed to Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities:"The regulation put forth today by the U.S. Department of Education will cause millions... Read more >


Accreditor, and Accreditation, on Trial

06/13/2016

Inside Higher Ed. The future of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools will be at stake later this month when a federal accreditation panel reviews the agency's performance. Consumer advocacy groups, state attorneys general and... Read more >


Logging Off, Dropping Out

06/13/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Knowing how often college students log onto learning management software is one of the best ways to predict whether they will stick with their studies or drop out. That finding, which comes from a trove of data collected by Civita... Read more >


GI Bill Benefits on the Brink

06/10/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Roughly 5,000 veterans attending for-profit Ashford University may lose access to their GI Bill benefits in three weeks. It's partly due to a decision Ashford made a year ago to shut down its physical campus in Clinton, Iowa. In... Read more >


Career Education Colleges and Universities Elects New Board Leadership

06/08/2016

Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) The newly renamed Career Education Colleges and Universities announced the election of new board leadership and newly elected board members following their successful Convention in Orlando, FL. · ... Read more >


Controversial Accreditor Freezes Membership

06/06/2016

Inside Higher Ed. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools today will announce a temporary halt in accepting new applications for colleges seeking to become accredited, as well as several other changes, including requirements see... Read more >


Weighing For-Profits' Access to Military Bases

06/03/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Nine states are now opposing an amendment the U.S. Congress is considering that would open up for-profit colleges' access to military bases. The amendment, proposed by West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, in the U.S. Se... Read more >


Title IX Sexual Assault Investigation Tracker from The Chronicle of Higher Education

06/03/2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education. In this era of enforcement, the government is conducting 243 investigations of colleges for possibly mishandling reports of sexual violence.  So far, 48 cases have been resolved. See the Chronicle's ... Read more >


CA Board of Barbering and Cosmetology final rule effective 7/1/2016: Amendments to the Examination Requirements for Military Personnel

06/02/2016

California **CA Board of Barbering and Cosmetology final rule effective 7/1/2016: Amendments to the Examination Requirements for Military Personnel Issue: Education Subissue: Veterans/Military Personnel/Spouses First Reported: 05/07/2015 Date ... Read more >


CSAC Advisory Committee Opening

06/02/2016

CSAC Advisory Committee Opening The California Student Aid Commission (CASAC) is reconstituting its Grants Advisory Committee as the newly named Financial Aid Advisory Board (FAAB). They have designated one of the fifteen members for a representativ... Read more >


The Department and St. Catharine

06/02/2016

Inside Higher Ed. St. Catharine College will shut down in July. And leaders of the small Roman Catholic college in Kentucky blame the U.S. Department of Education for its failure. The department last year sanctioned St. Catharine over concerns abou... Read more >


15 higher education revelations from NCES

06/01/2016

eCampusNews New Condition of Education report provides illuminating snapshot of current postsecondary ed enrollment, attainment, diversity and much more. It’s nice when trending assumptions get fact-checked. Using a more formal description, the N... Read more >


Does a Degree Lead to Economic Mobility?

06/01/2016

U.S. News & World Report. The Obama administration has spent the last seven years urging students to earn a college degree and focusing on ways to increase access and affordability, especially for low-income students and students of color.  ... Read more >


Showdown over Obama’s student-loan swan song

06/01/2016

Politico. SHOWDOWN OVER OBAMA’S STUDENT-LOAN SWAN SONG: Consumer advocates, labor groups, state officials and for-profit colleges are all making their case to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget as it reviews an Education Departme... Read more >


Iowa Blocks Ashford U. From G.I. Bill Benefits

05/27/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Iowa's Department of Education notified Bridgepoint Education -- the parent company of Ashford University -- that the state's approving agency would no longer approve the institution's programs for G.I. Bill benefits after June 30... Read more >


A Sting and a Sham College

05/24/2016

Inside Higher Ed. In the fall of 2013 Jun Shen allegedly sent an email to officials at the brand-new University of Northern New Jersey offering her services as a recruiting agent for foreign students. According to the federal criminal complaint agai... Read more >


Enrollments Slide, Particularly for Older Students

05/24/2016

Inside Higher Ed. This spring 18.3 million students enrolled in college, accordingto the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, a decline of 1.3 percent compared to last spring. The biggest dips were at four-year institutions in the for-... Read more >


Everyone’s Waiting for Trump’s Higher-Education Platform. In the Meantime, Here are Some Clues.

05/24/2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education. What might a Donald J. Trump presidency mean for higher education? Now that the Republican field has narrowed to a single candidate, it’s inevitable that higher-ed policy watchers are wondering. But it’s not an... Read more >


College enrollment down nationwide

05/23/2016

Fox4 Kansas City. It seems the great wave of increasing college enrollment has broken, and is rolling back. For years, America’s college campuses swelled with more and more students. But enrollment hit its high water mark in 2010 at just over 21... Read more >


Will likes of Google and Facebook really offer degrees in the UK?

05/23/2016

Times Higher Education. Tradition dictates that Her Majesty deliver the Queen’s Speech in a formal, even bored, monotone so as to convey political neutrality. But the implications from legislation announced in her speech “to support the esta... Read more >


Diversity as a Tenure Requirement

05/23/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Pomona College's faculty has voted to change the criteria for tenure to specifically require candidates to be "attentive to diversity in the student body." While many colleges and universities encourage faculty members to support ... Read more >


Making Credentials Matter

05/23/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Higher education institutions should think clearly about their students' occupational goals and the ways various credentials can give them access to the fields they want to enter, write Jimmie Williamson and Matthew Pittinsky. ... Read more >


AIR Report Offers New Model for Calculating College Grad Rates

05/20/2016

Education News. American Institutes for Research, a nonpartisan non-profit that conducts behavioral and social science research, has released a report titled “Toward Improved Measurement of Student Persistence and Completion” which describes how... Read more >


What Obama’s Overtime Rule Could Mean for Colleges

05/20/2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education. This week the Obama administration released a final rule that will extend overtime pay to millions more American workers, including hundreds of thousands of lower-level salaried employees on college campuses. Much ... Read more >


Opinion: A sensible option for nontraditional students

05/19/2016

The Orange County Register. “Help wanted” signs are popping up at businesses across America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 5.4 million jobs open in America. That’s one of the highest numbers on record. And it’s not ... Read more >


From Singapore to Santa Fe

05/19/2016

Inside Higher Ed. A Singaporean education company with 30 colleges in 13 countries plans to expand into the U.S. with its purchase of an art college in Santa Fe. Raffles Education Corporation on Wednesday announced its intention to purchase the 9... Read more >


2 For-Profit Universities Will Cut Arbitration Clauses From Enrollment Agreements

05/19/2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Two for-profit universities owned by the Apollo Education Group will stop including mandatory arbitration clauses in students’ enrollment agreements, the company announced on Thursday. Students at the Universi... Read more >


DeVry CEO: For-profit colleges aren't all the same

05/18/2016

Yahoo Finance. For-profit colleges like DeVry Education Group (DV) and Apollo Education Group (APOL) are at the center of one of the most controversial topics on education and finance today: the future of higher education and the role of the America... Read more >


Pell Grants For Dual Enrollment? Let Students Decide

05/17/2016

Forbes. The Obama Administration’s Education Department recently announced a major change to Pell Grants. It released a lineup of 44 colleges that will be eligible next year for its pilot program to give Pell Grants to high school students in du... Read more >


Employers: New college grads aren't ready for workplace

05/17/2016

CBS News. Many people fresh out of college who succeeded in landing work in recent years may need to face a painful truth -- their employers often don't think they're ready for the job. According to a survey released today by PayScale, which provid... Read more >


For-Profit Berkeley College Partners With German University As Industry Regulations Mount

05/17/2016

Forbes. President Obama has made it clear that he is no fan of for-profit colleges. His Education Department has pursued regulations and enforcement that have put some out of business. And when talk show host Ellen DeGeneres surprised a happy viewer... Read more >


Discounting Hits New Highs

05/16/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Tuition discount rates keep climbing to previously unseen levels at private colleges and universities, leaving institutions caught between the need to enroll highly price-conscious students and the squeeze discounting places on the... Read more >


The Other Legacy of the For-Profit College Boom

05/16/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Confessions of a Community College Dean. The New Yorker has a pretty good piece on the students stranded by the abrupt closures of for-profit colleges. It mentions the students who are withholding loan payments for programs take... Read more >


Trump's Emerging Higher Ed Platform

05/13/2016

Inside Higher Ed. Donald Trump has been quiet about higher education policy during his triumphant march through the Republican presidential primaries. That could be ending soon. Sam Clovis, the national co-chair and policy director of Trump's campa... Read more >


Gnomon School of Visual Effects Shares the Art of Star Wars Episode 7

05/13/2016

PRWeb. The artists behind of some of the world's best-known movies and video games, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Zootopia, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, will reveal the secrets of their work in a series of exclusive talks at Gnomon ... Read more >


Education Management Corp. Seeks to Reverse Ruling Protecting Minority Bondholders

05/12/2016

The Wall Street Journal. Warning that the ability of troubled businesses to restructure their debt outside of bankruptcy proceedings is on the line, lawyers representing for-profit education company Education Management Corp. and its lenders have u... Read more >


As Feds Crack Down On For-Profit College, A Founder Heads To Prison For Fraud

05/12/2016

NPR. A federal judge's ruling in Florida has brought a new development in the various government investigations of the for-profit college industry: prison time for the school's founder. Alejandro Amor, the founder of a college called FastTrain in S... Read more >


One Word in Bankruptcy Law That Could Lead to More Forgiven Student Loans

05/11/2016

The Wall Street Journal. The instructions from Congress for how a struggling student loan borrower can attempt to leave that debt behind in bankruptcy contains one word that can have two meanings. The resulting ambiguity caught the attention of Emo... Read more >


Federal Student Loans Just Got Cheaper

05/11/2016

Time. The interest rate for undergraduate students taking out federal loans will soon dip slightly, to 3.76%, based on new Treasury rates announced today. That’s down from a 4.29% rate this year. For graduate students and parents who take out P... Read more >


Chilling Higher Ed Cooperation in China?

05/11/2016

Inside Higher Ed. A stringent new law regulating foreign nongovernmental organizations in China could potentially constrain the activities of overseas higher education institutions in a variety of ways. The law, approved by China’s legislature l... Read more >


It’s a Tough Job Market for the Young Without College Degrees

05/10/2016

The New York Times. For seniors graduating from the University of Michigan this month, employers have been lining up since the fall to offer interviews and boast of their companies’ benefits. Recruiters would ask when their competitors were coming... Read more >


Changing the Game in the Workplace and in the Classroom: Doctoral Degrees Matter to Millennials

05/10/2016

BusinessWire. Millennials represent the largest generation in the U.S. workforce today1 and are known for placing value on team collaboration and workplace flexibility. They also place strong value on their education, and have outpaced educational ... Read more >


Skin in the Game

05/09/2016

Inside Higher Ed. No concept is arguably more popular in higher education policy today or seems to have broader consensus than institutional “skin in the game”: the idea that colleges need to be on some sort of financial hook when their students... Read more >