For-Profit Institutions

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Judge Strikes Main Element of For-Profit College Rules

A federal judge in Washington has overturned a main component of the federal Department of Education’s “gainful employment” rules, which were applied to career-training programs and were hotly contested by for-profit colleges, saying that regulation was arbitrary.

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Feds: For-Profits Could Lose Federal Student Aid

Former students in career-training programs at dozens of for-profit institutions have had so much trouble paying off their loans that the schools could lose access to federal student aid if they don't improve, new data from the U.S. Department of Education finds.

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Kaplan University To Lay Off 200, Mostly In South Florida

Due to declining enrollment, Kaplan University said Wednesday it is laying off 200 admissions workers, primarily in its Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Boca Raton offices. Kaplan has been downsizing as it struggles with fallen enrollment and investigations into its sales tactics.

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Obama Ban On For-Profit College Recruiting Bonuses Upheld

The Obama administration's rule barring for-profit colleges from paying recruiters bonuses tied to the number of students they sign up was upheld by a federal appeals court.

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Attorneys General Target For-Profit Colleges Looking To Make A Buck — Especially Off Veterans

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has joined 21 of her counterparts in asking Congress to limit the ability of for-profit colleges to enrich themselves at taxpayers’ expense by going after veterans and the lucrative benefits of the GI Bill.

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Obama Promotes GI Bill Safeguards For Vets

President Obama, eager to show administrative action in an election year, is promoting measures to safeguard veterans and members of the military against unscrupulous college recruiters.

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Recruitment Ads By For-Profit Colleges Targeted

Where do for-profit colleges get the money they spend on all those highway billboards and television and radio ads?

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For-Profit Education Scams (Opinion)

Attorneys general from more than 20 states have joined forces to investigate for-profit colleges that too often saddle students with crippling debt while furnishing them valueless degrees.

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Kaplan College To Close In Pembroke Pines

Kaplan College in Pembroke Pines, which became embroiled in a federal investigation on the admission practices of for-profit colleges, plans to close its doors next year.

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Cal Grant Participation Connected To Default Rates

A little-known California law has dealt a blow to nearly half of the for-profit college campuses in the state, barring them from offering students a coveted Cal Grant this year.

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