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Entries by Chris Kirkham from 02/2011

For-Profit Colleges Offer High-Risk Loans To Keep Fed Dollars Flowing, Consumer Group Says

Posted 02.01.2011 | Business

Many of the large corporations that own for-profit colleges are increasingly issuing their own in-house private loans to students -- even though some ...

Group Accuses Government Investigators of 'Malpractice' In Undercover Report On For-Profit Colleges

Posted 02.02.2011 | Business

A lobbying group representing the for-profit college industry filed a lawsuit today accusing federal government investigators of "professional malprac...

New Data Shows Students At For-Profit Colleges Twice As Likely To Default On Loans

Posted 02.03.2011 | Business

A quarter of all federal student loan borrowers at for-profit colleges defaulted on their loans within three years of beginning to repay them--more th...

For-Profit College Recruiters Taught To Use 'Pain,' 'Fear,' Internal Documents Show

Posted 02.08.2011 | Business

Newly-released internal training documents from several for-profit colleges illustrate a culture that encourages recruiters to increase enrollment by ...

House Budget Amendment Targets Rules Seeking Accountability At For-Profit Colleges

Posted 02.16.2011 | Business

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced a budget amendment this week that could make it easier for for-profit colleges to saddle students wit...

House Quashes Rules On Student Debt at For-Profit Colleges

Posted 02.18.2011 | Business

A bipartisan House group voted on Friday to block the Obama administration from cracking down on career college programs that leave students with debt...