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Aspen Group Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire United States University

Aspen Group, Inc. (OTCQB:ASPU) (“Aspen Group”), a post-secondary education company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire United States University, a regionally accredited for-profit university based in San Diego, California for a total purchase price of $9 million. Terms of the transaction are outlined below. “Aspen Group’s vision is to make More Info »

3 Reasons to Applaud Purdue’s Kaplan Deal

One of the nation’s great public science, technology, and engineering universities, Purdue University, recently announced it was acquiring Kaplan Higher Education, a 15-campus for-profit postsecondary-education chain. While the move has drawn a fair amount of early criticism, this may be a historically important initiative, one that should be applauded by both higher-education institutions and those More Info »

Bellingham beauty school grads’ debt too high, so feds pulled financial aid funding

A recently shuttered beauty school was saddling graduates with excessive loan payments, according to federal data, apparently leading to the school’s loss of financial aid. The Beauty Institute-Schwarzkopf Professional, a private cosmetology school at 1411 Railroad Ave., abruptly ended classes in early April as a result of the funding loss, according to signs on the More Info »

Herzing University Transforms Financial Aid Processes Using Regent Education

Herzing University has partnered with Regent Education to transform its financial aid processes. Serving a large population of adult learners and career-focused students through a variety of flexible programs, Herzing required a solution that could accommodate rolling enrollments while simultaneously improving the overall student experience. After an exhaustive search, the University found what it needed More Info »

Uneven Opportunity: Variation in Employers’ Educational Preferences for Middle-Skills Jobs

To ensure more low- and moderate income families can enjoy pathways into prosperity, it is crucial to identify the economic opportunities available to non-college-educated or middle-skill workers. To this end, in a recently published paper, Uneven Opportunity: Exploring Employers’ Educational Preferences for Middle-Skills Jobs, researchers from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia explore More Info »

Higher education’s Macy’s problem

Macy’s and the iconic regional department store chains that the company acquired over the years—Kaufmann’s, Hecht’s, Robinsons-May—were once the crown jewels of downtown shopping districts and the key anchors of bustling malls across the country. They were destinations for shoppers who wanted to browse extensive housewares departments, find the latest fashions, or have a leisurely More Info »