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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Budget deal funds Pell, doesn’t block for-profit rules

The cuts to need-based Pell grants that had been widely feared by Pell supporters did not happen.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, For-profit colleges, Public policy | Tags:  for-profit colleges, Education Department, Pell Grants

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Maryland moves to regulate for-profit colleges

General Assembly jumps in ahead of slower-moving federal regulation effort

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Marketing, Public policy | Tags:  Kaplan, for-profit colleges, Maryland

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 09/22/2010

For-profit higher ed company opens national ad campaign

A national ad campaign by for-profit higher education provider Corinthian Colleges Inc. seeks to draw decision-makers and the broader public into a long-simmering debate over whether the federal government should tighten regulations on colleges that operate for profit.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:58 PM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges | Tags:  Corinthian Colleges ad, for-profit ad campaign, for-profit colleges, for-profit higher education, for-profit lobbying, gainful employment

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 09/10/2010

Kaplan responds to Education Department

In a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, released late Friday, Kaplan CEO Andrew S. Rosen proposed what amounts to a money-back guarantee for customers in its for-profit Kaplan Higher Education division. The letter, dated Sept. 8, was in response...

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:09 PM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges | Tags:  Kaplan Washington Post, for-profit colleges, for-profit higher education

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Higher ed community focuses on Post, Kaplan

In a lead news article today headlined "Watching a Watchdog," the industry publication Inside Higher Ed draws attention to what it terms rising concerns among higher education observers about the editorial independence of The Washington Post in covering for-profit higher...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges | Tags:  For-profit colleges, Kaplan Washington Post, Washington Post for-profit, for-profit higher education

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Feds publish for-profit loan repayment rates

A spreadsheet published late Friday by the federal Education Department answers a much-debated question in the federal effort to regulate for-profit colleges: Can students at for-profit schools repay their loans? The department released loan repayment rates for individual colleges. The...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges, For-profit colleges | Tags:  Corinthian Colleges, Kaplan University, Strayer University, for profit colleges, for profit stocks, for-profits