For-Profit Higher Ed

For-Profit Higher Ed
Mar 14, 2018
Ashford University is the latest big for-profit bidding to become nonprofit. The university's owner, Bridgepoint Education, will seek to become an online program management company.


August 12, 2016

U.S. Education Department denies a Utah-based for-profit college's application to change its tax status.

August 2, 2016

U of California system will require top leaders to prove outside work benefits their institution -- a test not applied at most colleges. Is the policy too weak or too strong?

July 28, 2016

Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

June 16, 2016

For-profit institutions that cater to service members see chance to connect with students in Senate-passed provision expanding access on military bases.

June 16, 2016

Education Department staff proposes termination for ACICS, threatening access to federal aid for the 243 institutions -- many of them for-profit -- the national accreditor oversees. Updated with reactions.

June 15, 2016

Education Management Corp. is shutting down most Brown Mackie College campuses because of dwindling demand for the for-profit and its programs.

June 14, 2016

Education Department unveils draft regulations for borrowers seeking federal debt forgiveness, which include an end to mandatory arbitration agreements and requirements for some for-profits to be on the hook to pay for debt relief.

June 10, 2016

For-profit Ashford University, facing loss of access to GI Bill benefits by month's end, needs approval from a state to stop thousands of student veterans from losing aid.

June 3, 2016

Legislators, veterans groups and for-profit colleges wrangle over details of an amendment that would expand for-profit colleges' access to students on military bases.

May 31, 2016

New study says typical experience of those who enroll at for-profit colleges is a decline in earnings and a rise in debt.


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