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The Closing of the Republican Mind on For-Profit Colleges

In working to loosen proprietary-college regulation, contemporary politicians break decades of GOP precedent. In Congress, on the presidential campaign trail, and in the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal, Republicans have been unified in the belief that the Obama administration badly overreached in its attempts to regulate for-profit career colleges that leave graduates unable More Info »

CollegeAmerica closes its doors in Cheyenne

CollegeAmerica has closed the doors to its Cheyenne campus. The college officially ceased operation March 17. Eric Juhlin, chief executive officer of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education, said the college closed because on campus enrollment steadily declined during the past few years. The Center for Excellence in Higher Education is the parent organization More Info »

Will Devos be Friendlier to For-Profit College Conversions?

The Obama administration took a hardline approach to colleges seeking to convert from for-profit to non-profit status — warning that such conversions could be a backdoor way for for-profit schools to skirt federal regulations. But it still remains to be seen how the Trump administration will approach the issue. — A Utah-based career college chain More Info »

How For-Profit Colleges Sell ‘Risky Education’ To The Most Vulnerable

For-profit colleges have faced federal and state investigations in recent years for their aggressive recruiting tactics — accusations that come as no surprise to author Tressie McMillan Cottom. Cottom worked as an enrollment officer at two different for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn’t afford. Her new book, More Info »

House, Senate Education Committees Request Education Department Take Steps to Assist Students While Student Aid Tool Is Unavailable

Letter emphasizes importance of protecting taxpayer and student privacy, expresses concern for students and families unable to use IRS tool for weeks Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Bobby Scott (D-VA), chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, respectively; Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), the chair and More Info »

QualEvo and S&G Consulting announce partnership to help academic partners achieve enhanced performance.

Today, QualEvo has entered into a formal partnership with Santoro and Georgetti Postsecondary Consulting, a leading consulting company headquartered in FL, USA. QualEvo, led by Paul Lange and Ajit Ghanekar, brings decades of experience in the training and education domain. As part of its premium Education Process Management (EPM) offering, QualEvo offers quality services in More Info »

Warning: These fraud attacks are wreaking havoc on education

Colleges, school districts become latest victims in W-2 fraud attacks—here’s how to stay safe. On March 14, it was reported in CSO (a leading cybersecurity outlet) that 110 organizations experiences successful phishing attacks targeting their W-2 records. This put more than 120,000 taxpayers at risk for identity fraud. Despite warnings from the IRS in early More Info »

Study: Income-Based Repayment Reduced Defaults

A new study links the drop in home prices during the Great Recession to the increase in student loan defaults over the same period. The study, released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, also finds student loan defaults concentrated among individuals with low-income jobs, which were shed as housing prices dropped. Significantly for student More Info »

Cutting College Prep

White House promises proposed cuts to college-prep programs will be guided by evidence. But past attempts to evaluate the programs have been beset by controversy. The White House budget proposal released this month would make significant cuts to college-prep programs for low-income and first-generation students but promises to do so guided by evidence of which More Info »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tours Valencia campus in Osceola

New U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Friday she is considering extending federal financial aid year-round for students and wants to give community colleges more attention. She made the comments during a visit to Valencia College’s Osceola County campus. “Community colleges are a tremendous option, a tremendous opportunity and a tremendous on-ramp for many students,” More Info »