November 21, 2017

Capella & Strayer tie the Knot!

Strayer Education Inc. and Capella Education Co. announced Monday they are merging, in a $2 billion deal that will make the combined company one of the largest for-profit college operators in the country. Shareholders in Herndon, Va.-based Strayer will own 52 percent of the combined company’s stock, while Capella investors will hold the rest. Both boards have voted […]

DOE Will Allow Two Large For-Profit Colleges To Become Nonprofits

The Education Department has offered its stamp of approval for the controversial sale of two massive for-profit colleges, Kaplan University and the Art Institutes, according to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News — allowing both schools to convert to nonprofit colleges. Kaplan, which was purchased by Purdue University, will become a public college. The two high-profile […]

Are changes in Title IX coming?

  Wednesday, the U.S. Education Department confirmed that the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, would appear at George Mason University on Thursday to make a “major policy address on Title IX enforcement.” That announcement, previously reported by BuzzFeed News, heightened advocates’ fears that Ms. DeVos was poised to roll back the department’s efforts on mitigating campus sexual assault, […]

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epic clerical error may wipe out $5 billion in student loan debt

According to The New York Times, National Collegiate, a conglomeration of 15 trusts that hold 800,000 private student loans worth $12 billion, has recently lost multiple court cases due to bad paperwork — effectively clearing dozens of debtors of the money they owe. The loans currently being disputed total more than $5 billion. The Times spoke with […]

Cosmetology Schools get a little win in Gainful Employment

A small victory for Cosmetology schools. A Federal Judge Partially Blocks Enforcement of Gainful-Employment Rule as it pertains to cosmetology schools 6/28/17 A federal district court judge issued an order Wednesday partially blocking enforcement of the gainful-employment rule for cosmetology schools that sued in February to halt the regulation.  Case 1:17-cv-00263-RC Document 30 Filed 06/28/17 The […]

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