December 12, 2018

Leadscon Connect to Convert Boston Conference Discount code for MarketDrivenEDU members!

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Leadscon Connect to Converts Boston Conference Discount code for MarketDrivenEDU members!

Discover Content For The EDU Lead Buyer at LeadsCon’s Connect to Convert
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.

Register today using special VIP discount code EDUVIP to save $100 and to secure your spot and improve your sales results. http://bit.ly/BCVIP18

EDU Lead Gen: Your Marketing Stack is Upside Down
• Discover how to leverage the same channels and networks you’re familiar with, while significantly improving your risk profile
• Understand how to finally win the battle and regain control of your efforts to find the right students
• Learn how to decide where to spend your next acquisition dollar by focusing on cost efficiency and contribution

What is LeadsCon’s Connect to Convert?

LeadsCon’s Connect to Convert is the lead industry’s only roll-up-your-sleeves educational conference and exposition dedicated entirely to the most effective and emerging sectors of the lead generation industry: Calls, Clicks, Search and Shares. With dedicated b-to-c and b-to-b content designed around each section of the sales cycle, LeadsCon’s Connect to Convert will arm you with the critical intelligence you need to succeed in 2018 and beyond.

Register today using special VIP discount code EDUVIP to save $100 and to secure your spot and improve your sales results. http://bit.ly/BCVIP18 

Education Companies for PE Investors–Special Invitation for July 19

edu conferenceI’m very pleased to be a partner of The Capital Roundtable for its full-day annual winter conference on “Private Equity Investing in Education-Focused Companies.

 

Coming up on Thursday, July 19, in New York City, the theme of this conference is
How PE Firms Are Engineering A New Generation of Education Companies.

 

I’m reaching out to you, as a friend of my firm, to offer you a special VIP rate — $500 off the standard rate.  Your price to register is only $995! To register at this special rate, please contact Julie Berger at 212-832-7300, ext.0, or jberger@capitalroundtable.com.

You’ll hear from more than 20 private equity investors and bankers, and education company managers discussing how they’re partnering with schools, corporations, and other kinds of investors to build “next-gen” companies that can drive the remodeling of the U.S. education system and thereby deliver better outcomes for students and better returns for investors.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Chairing the conference is Shoshana Vernick, a co-founder of Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund. She joined Sterling in 2003, and has devoted her tenure on the investment team, working on all aspects of the deal process including identification and due diligence, and management and oversight of the active portfolio.

At this conference, you’ll enjoy exceptional networking opportunities. The agenda includes ample time, with session breaks and a buffet lunch, to exchange ideas, swap business cards, and form new relationships.

 

To register, please call Julie Berger, at 212-832-7300 ext. 0, or email her at jberger@capitalroundtable.com

 

Please be sure to mention MarketDrivenEDU to receive this low VIP rate.  And note this rate is not available online. 

Breaking News! Secretary DeVos Resets the Clock on ACICS!

The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday evening that a controversial accreditor, which had lost its federal recognition in 2016, would again be eligible to serve as a gatekeeper of financial aid.

The department restored the recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which oversees primarily for-profit career colleges. That means that more than 100 colleges still accredited by the council will remain eligible to receive federal student aid, for now. It also means that the council, commonly known as Acics, will not have to face a federal advisory panel in May as part of the process to regain recognition.

The department’s announcement is a response to a federal-court ruling, issued in late March, that concluded the department had used a flawed process in removing the accreditor’s recognition. The accreditor sued the department after its recognition was removed, starting an 18-month countdown in which all of the colleges that it had accredited would have to find a new accreditor by June or lose access to federal student aid.

The judge’s decision did not overturn the department’s earlier action. But it did require the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, to reconsider whether Acics should remain recognized, after she reviews some 36,000 pages of material that the accreditor submitted to the department nearly two years ago. Although the material had been requested by the department, the court found that it had not been reviewed by department officials in revoking the council’s status. “As the court ordered, we will fairly consider all of the facts presented and make an appropriate determination” on the accreditor’s recognition, DeVos said in a news release.

The department’s announcement does not necessarily mean she will reverse the decision made under the Obama administration. But she will consider more options than just the binary choice of either renewing or denying the council’s recognition. And the council will have new opportunities to prove itself to the department, according to DeVos’s official order.

Link: https://www.chronicle.com/article/DeVos-Gives-Controversial/243028 

 

CECU conference Discount link for Market Driven EDU members

 

Join us at the 2018 CECU Convention on June 3-5 in Orlando, Florida this year! The CECU Convention is the largest gathering of sector leaders nationwide and you won’t want to miss out.

As many of you know, never before has our sector seen so much opportunity for progress than what we see ahead of us today. With recommendations submitted for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), we look forward to a future with accountability measures that apply equally to all sectors of higher education and a common set of outcomes to support our students.

So join CECU in June to hear updates from sector thought leaders and the most up to content presented by industry experts.

There is something for everyone at the CECU Convention – Choose your itinerary from over 40 education sessions or come early for any of our pre-meeting workshops.

Last year, 65% of attendees came from schools. Many were C-suite executives and decision makers as well: 30% were CEOs/Owners, and 34% were part of the executive team.

 

So don’t miss out, register today. From now until April 30th register using the Code: MarketDriven and receive 5% off your registration.

 

CECU Discount code Code: MarketDriven

CECU registration link: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=282108&token=46904875dd95d7f291400795b919747da5

Hope to see you there!

 

Private Equity Investing in Education-Focused Companies Conference Discount

MarketDrivenEDU,  is very pleased to be a partner of The Capital Roundtable for its full-day annual winter conference on “Private Equity Investing in Education-Focused Companies.

Coming up on Thursday, January 25, in New York City, the theme of this conference is
Scouring the Education Industry for Niches Underserved by Investors.

 I’m reaching out to you, as a friend of my group, to offer you a special VIP rate — $500 off the standard rate.  Your price to register is only $995!

Chairing the conference is Atif Gilani, founding partner at Renovus Capital Partners, an education and training-focused private equity firm founded in 2010.

You’ll hear from 20 experienced education company pros who will share their perspectives and lessons learned. These experienced investors will discuss which segments they find most intriguing — like vocational technology, corporate training, pre-K, K-12, and post-secondary.
At this conference, you’ll enjoy exceptional networking opportunities. The agenda includes ample time, with session breaks and a buffet lunch, to exchange ideas, swap business cards, and form new relationships.

 

To register, please call Sarah Burd, at 212-832-7300 ext. 0, or email her at sburd@capitalroundtable.com

 Please be sure to mention MarketDrivenEDU to receive this low VIP rate.  And note this rate is not available online. 

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

Devry to cut back on federal student aid

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DeVry Education Group Inc. on Tuesday said it would voluntarily edge down the share of money it gets from federal funding, as it looks to limit its exposure amid a government crackdown on for-profit colleges.

The parent of DeVry University and others said it would limit the revenue that each of its six Title IV institutions derive from federal student aid to 85%, including Department of Veterans Affairs and military tuition assistance benefits. Federal regulations allow for 90%, excluding military assistance.

Chief Executive Lisa Wardell said the move “underscores our commitment to finding solutions to the issues facing higher education today.”

The move would diversify DeVry’s revenue streams as the federal government has clamped down on the for-profit education industry in recent years.

Article from Denver post: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/09/20/devry-university-limits-revenue-federal-student-aid/ 

 

 

ECPI University Acquires College of Nursing in Orlando – Offers a 1 year Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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ECPI University is proud to announce its acquisition of Remington College of Nursing, located just outside Orlando’s city center in Lake Mary, Florida. With it, ECPI University is now able to offer an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) which allows students to graduate in just one year.

Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) March 09, 2016

ECPI University is proud to announce its acquisition of Remington College of Nursing, located just outside Orlando’s city center in Lake Mary, Florida. With it, ECPI University is now able to offer anAccelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) which allows students to graduate in just one year.

“This is one of the very few programs in the country that allow recent college graduates to prepare for a nursing career in such a short time,” says Orlando Campus President Mike Fontaine. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for someone to enter the nursing profession without disrupting their lives and having to attend college for several years.”

To enroll in this program, prospective students need to have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Any major is accepted – business, history, one of the sciences, etc. In certain cases, some prerequisite class may be required prior to enrollment.

“We believe this program is going to be a great benefit to the healthcare profession as a whole,” says Fontaine. “Baby boomers are aging and demand for healthcare is on the rise. With greater strains on the healthcare system, doctors are looking to nurses to perform higher-level responsibilities. In turn, those nurses must first acquire higher-level skills.”

This trend in evidenced by a campaign underway by the American Nurses Association which has set a goal that 80 percent of all nurses hold a BSN by 2020. Nationally, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2014 and 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ECPI University’s College of Nursing is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic. The Orlando campus will mirror ECPI University’s tradition of academic excellence and history of valued partnerships with leading healthcare providers. Faculty and staff at the University look forward to working with the campus’ impressive list of clinical partners which include:

  • Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
  • Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies
  • South Seminole Hospital
  • Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
  • UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health
  • Health Central Hospital
  • Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando
  • Central Florida Regional Hospital
  • Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
  • Bert Fish Medical Center
  • Central Florida Behavioral Hospital
  • Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
  • Florida Department of Health in Lake County

For more information about this program, please contact ECPI University Orlando Campus President Mike Fontaine at 407.562.9100 or MFontaine(at)ecpi(dot)edu. For media inquiries, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt(at)ecpi(dot)edu.

About ECPI University

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services are provided. Continuing education certification classes and testing are also available.

Throughout all campuses and online, its fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Database Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Imaging Equipment Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.ecpi.edu.

UoP going Private

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University of Phoenix selling College to Appolo Global

Apollo Education Group (APOL) will sell itself to a group of investors, which will take the company private. A former deputy secretary of the Department of Education, Tony Miller, will take the helm at a tough time. Its shares plunged 75% in 2015.

“For too long and too often, the private education industry has been characterized by inadequate student outcomes, overly aggressive marketing practices, and poor compliance. This doesn’t need to be the case,” Miller said in a statement.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/pf/college/university-of-phoenix-online-sold/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom

 

New guidance from Dept. of ED on Gainful Employment

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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 calculation of the GE debt-to-earnings rates passed, ED issued new guidance in an Electronic Announcement (“EA 58”) requiring institutions to disclose additional data on discontinued programs. ED’s original guidance stated that institutions were required to report data from programs that were active as of July 1, 2015. The new guidance now requires reporting for all programs that were discontinued between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2015 as well.

Link: https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/081015GE58NSLDSRptg4GEPrgmsDiscontinuedPrior2EffectiveDateofRegs.html 

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