December 2, 2015

Obama Takes Steps against Education Programs That Recruit Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the White House is announcing new measures to shield veterans from shoddy colleges and vocational schools. On Wednesday the administration will release an updated GI Bill Comparison Tool that will allow veterans to compare colleges based on veteran-specific graduation and retention rates. In addition, the Department of Veterans Affairs and […]

Open Letter From the President of University of Phoenix

Dear alumni and students, Recent negative press stories gave voice to critics who questioned the quality of the education you received at University of Phoenix. I know your degree has value and you demonstrate that every day. After 16 years at the University of Michigan, I came to University of Phoenix as President last year […]

How Much Money will you make After Graduating?

When President Barack Obama announced the release of a new federal College Scorecard in his weekly address this past Saturday, he said the website would give Americans “access to reliable data on every institution of higher education.”  Sounds good right… “You’ll be able to see how much each school’s graduates earn, how much debt they […]

New guidance from Dept. of ED on Gainful Employment

additional elements of the Gainful Employment Rules (“GE”) have become effective, the Department of Education (“ED”) has provided additional formal and informal guidance regarding its expectations for reporting, certification, and disclosures. Reporting: new requirements and compliance timeline On August 10, 2015, notably 10 days after the deadline for reporting the first set of student data for […]

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Senate Dems Introduce a Free Community College Legislation

House and Senate Dems Introduce a Free Community College Legislation Last week, House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the America’s College Promise Act in both chambers, which models President Obama’s proposal for state and federal funding to cover community college tuition for two years. […]

Gainful-Employment Rule Survives Court Challenge

The U.S. Education Department’s gainful-employment rule is one step closer to taking effect. A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a serious legal challenge, brought by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, to the controversial rule. The lobbying group’slawsuit was the highest hurdle remaining for the proposed rule, which will judge career-oriented programs on […]

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