December 12, 2018

Onlinedegree.com free first year of college!

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We wanted to introduce you to a revolutionary offering that we think will help bring adult learners back to higher education and increase quality enrollments at your institutions.

 

You may have read about OnlineDegree.com on Forbes recently: https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardvedder/2018/05/29/free-college-for-learning-and-profit/#7750caf7499b   They’ve created a “bridge” to help working adults go back to school by offering college-level courses…completely free.  They’re then partnered with participating accredited universities across the country so students can receive college credit for the courses they’ve taken.  Adults can test drive different courses and subjects on their own schedule, be better prepared for college-level coursework at a university, and potentially receive college credits toward their degree. https://www.onlinedegree.com/about-us/

Rather than bypassing higher education like bootcamps or nanocertificates, their solution addresses the common concerns that often prevent adults from starting their degree at an institution (cost, time constraints, general anxiety, etc.) and instead brings them back to a collegiate path.

 

They have an excellent academic team of PhD professors, Academic Advisory Board Members, and 15 college-level courses with credit recommendations from the NCCRS (over 44 semester units).  They’ve already worked with many institutions like Southern New Hampshire University, Excelsior, Trident, Ashworth, FNU and others to provide course mappings to aid student’s enrollment to the respective schools.

 

They’re looking to partner with more universities to provide transfer options for their students to enroll.  It’s a win-win.  Students take the first step towards higher ed, and institutions are able to draw more motivated candidates.

 

Please reach out to their CEO, Grant Aldrich, to discuss articulation and next steps if this is of interest.  grant@onlinedegree.com, or call him: 949-667-2625″

 

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Education lead models are evolving and new verification tools, platforms, and business models are enabling a strong shift from quantity to quality. With this evolution, it’s critical that EDU lead buyers have the latest resources to improve ROI and conversions. All of these resources will be available for you at Connect to Convert, October 3-5, 2018 at The Westin Boston Waterfront.

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EDU Lead Gen: Your Marketing Stack is Upside Down
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Cosmetology Schools get a little win in Gainful Employment

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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 Department of Education  had defended gainful employment in court in March but earlier this month it announced that it would pursue a rewrite of the regulation.

The Federal judge ordered that the cosmetology schools be given additional flexibility with filing appeals of earnings data and that the department must now give those schools more time to file appeals. The order applies only to American Association of Cosmetology Schools programs.

In this case, the Court considers whether the Department of Education (“DOE”) acted
arbitrarily and capriciously with respect to cosmetology schools when it decided to
presumptively use earnings data that does not account for unreported income. Although the
DOE was justified in using reported income as the presumptive measure of overall income, it
arbitrarily and capriciously made rebutting that presumption overly difficult.
In setting standards that determine which proprietary schools’ graduates are entitled to
federally backed student loans, the DOE looks to the rates at which the schools’ graduates are
“gainfully employed.” To determine whether graduates are gainfully employed, the DOE has
adopted a test that compares the graduates’ income levels to their levels of debt. To determine
the graduates’ income, the DOE presumptively uses the Social Security Administration’s
(“SSA”) income data. This data does not account for income that is not reported to the Internal
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Revenue Service. Schools may appeal the DOE’s use of SSA data through “alternate earnings
appeals,” which, if successful, allow them to use alternate measures of income before the debt
to-earnings rates become final. To submit such an appeal, a school is required to use either state
sponsored data pertaining to over half of its graduates during the relevant timeframe or gather
income data on almost all of its graduates through a survey. Schools that fail the debt-to
earnings test for a long enough time lose eligibility for federal loans. Schools at immediate risk
of losing federal-loan eligibility are required to warn their students and prospective students that
they may be ineligible for student loans in the near future.

Link to the official order

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Compliance Alert: Expand, Gigats, Softrock & ALL vendors using their data!

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PLAINTIFF 4. The FTC is an independent agency of the United States Government created by statute. 15 U.S.C. §§ 41-58. The FTC enforces Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a), which prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce. 5. The FTC is authorized to initiate federal district court proceedings, by its own attorneys, to enjoin violations of the FTC Act and to secure such equitable relief as may be appropriate in each case, including rescission or reformation of contracts, restitution, and the disgorgement ofill-gotten monies. 15 U.S.C. §§ 53(b) and 56(a)(2)(A).

 

DEFENDANTS 6. Defendant Expand, Inc. (“Expand”), also doing business as Gigats, also doing business as Education Match, also doing business as SoftRock, Inc., is an Illinois corporation with its principal place of business in Orlando, FL. Expand transacts or has transacted business in this district and throughout the United States. 7. Defendant Ayman A. Difrawi, also known as Alec Difrawi, also known as Ayman El-Difrawi, is the founder, self-described ·’quarterback,” chief executive officer, and a director of Expand. At all times material to this Complaint, acting alone or in concert with others, he has formulated, directed, controlled, had the authority to control, or participated in the acts and practices of Expand, including the acts and practices set forth in this Complaint. Defendant Difrawi resides in this district and, in connection with the matters alleged herein, transacts or has transacted business in this district and throughout the United States.

 

Link to case: https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/160428gigatscmpt.pdf 

 

Should you need help with Compliant Inquiry Generation or enrollment marketing you should speak to these guys: http://www.edufficient.com/

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2015 Education Advertising Survey

2014 EDU advertising surveyIt’s that time, 2015 Market Driven Education Industry Group’s 5th annual survey, in conjunction with Edufficient, one of the fasting growing EDU-specific Performance Marketing Agencies.

This survey has become a standard for the industry, bringing together Schools, Lead Providers & Agencies, helping to create an updated master list of industry service providers.

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015educationadvertisingsurvey 

 

Hundreds of screened participants help make this a valuable tool for all those who participate.

  • All participants are reviewed for accuracy & relevance to the industry.

 

  • You must complete 75% of the survey questions to qualify and receive results!

 

  • All requests for survey results from non-participants will be denied!

Service providers contact information must be accurate to qualify. Remember, schools will receive your contact information so they can contact you, so please double check for accuracy.

All School contact information (school name, your name, phone & email) is private and will not be distributed. Only vendor info will be made available.

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015educationadvertisingsurvey

Who is your real competition for students? New study Non-Profit vs. For-Profit

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Velocify and Enrollment Resources recently conducted a new “secret shopper” study of enrollment tactics at non-profit and private sector schools. The results detail how each group’s inquiry response strategy and user experiences compare and will provide you insights on who your real competition is. You’ll also question long-held beliefs about the admissions performance of your competitors. Download the report at www.Velocify.com/LinkedIn-MDEI.

I reviewed this in detail and found in interesting & worthwhile.

Click Here to view the results of the study

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