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Kelly Ayotte Fundraises With Lobbyist For Trump-Style University

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One thing Donald Trump's candidacy has done is shine a light on the unscrupulous activities of shady for-profit colleges like Trump Univ...

Troubled For-Profit College Chain Abruptly Sells Campus, Blindsides Students

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Kyle McCarthy

Students at Broadview University in Orem, Utah were recently informed that the school is selling their building and their campus will close at the end of the semester. The students were told they could transfer to another Broadview University campus or finish taking classes online.

Congress Is About To Gut A Depression-Era Law To Help Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators are considering gutting a Depression-era financial law in order to help private equity firms overpower pension...

The Highway Bill Is Turning Into A Vehicle For Bank Favors

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators working on a bipartisan highway funding bill may include a controversial provision that would undercut new mor...

More Americans Falling Behind On Student Loans As Obama Administration Fixes Fail To Deliver

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

America’s student debt crisis is getting worse. More Americans with student loans directly from the Department of Education fell seriously behind on...

What College Was Michael Brown About to Attend?

David Halperin | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

It has been widely reported that Brown had enrolled at for-profit Vatterott College, although the school has declined to confirm that information. Vatterott, whose investors include Mitt Romney, has a history of deceiving and abusing students.

Another For-Profit College Chain Might Be Doing Down

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Posted 07.22.2014 | College

A number of signs point to the for-profit company Anthem Education closing two of its three Missouri campuses in Fenton and Maryland Heights over the ...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit Colleges That Bury Students In Debt Face Second Obama Crackdown | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business

The Obama administration on Friday will release new regulations intended to target for-profit colleges and career training programs that leave student...

You'll Make Less Money If You Switch To A For-Profit College: Study

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.28.2014 | College

A student who transfers from a community college to a for-profit school will earn less once they have their degree than if they were to attend a publi...

Chris Kirkham

College Accreditation Panel Recommends For-Profit University Probation | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

A team of accreditors reviewing the University of Phoenix has recommended that the school be placed on probation, the university's parent said Monday,...

Chris Kirkham

Senate Report Lambasts For-Profit Colleges, Lax Regulation | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

After a two-year investigation of the for-profit higher education industry, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Monday unveiled an exhaustive report on the co...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Executives Paid On Profit, Not Student Success | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

Top executives at major for-profit colleges take in millions of dollars in annual compensation -- primarily from taxpayer subsidies -– yet most of t...

Chris Kirkham

College Could Lose Accreditation and Access To Federal Dollars | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

In just seven years, Ashford University has grown to be one of the nation's largest for-profit colleges, morphing from a 300-student Catholic school i...

Chris Kirkham

Future Of For-Profit College Regulations Now In Obama Administration's Hands | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

After a federal judge struck down key parts of new regulations on for-profit colleges last weekend, it's undecided whether the Department of Education...

Chris Kirkham

Federal Judge Strikes Down Crux Of Obama For-Profit College Rules | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

A federal judge has struck down central parts of hotly debated new federal regulations meant to rein in for-profit colleges that often leave students ...

Chris Kirkham

State Prosecutors Probe Company That Connects Veterans With For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

The explosive enrollment growth of for-profit colleges in recent years has been aided by the lead-generation industry, a little-known collection of on...

Chris Kirkham

At For-Profit Colleges, The Greatest Chance of Debt With No Diploma | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Amy Kaplan was less than halfway through a photography degree program at the Art Institute of California-Hollywood last summer, but she was at a cross...

Student Loans: The Real Numbers to Worry About

Ellen Schloemer | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money
Ellen Schloemer

News stories about student loan debt have suddenly become as numerous as stories on the U.S. economic recovery. For some really scary statistics, check out a recent College Board study on for-profit colleges.

Chris Kirkham

Senate Bill Targets Multi-Billion Dollar Ad Spending At For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

The rapid growth of for-profit colleges over the past decade has been aided by billion-dollar ad campaigns on daytime television, the Internet and hig...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Chain Engages In 'Predatory Lending', Whistleblower Claims | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Another former recruiting manager has come forward with allegations that a prominent for-profit college chain routinely misled students about tuition ...

Chris Kirkham

After New Regulations, For-Profit College Executives Change Course In 2012 | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Four years ago, during the last presidential election, James "Bill" Heavener, CEO and co-chairman of the for-profit Full Sail University, served as a ...

Chris Kirkham

With Powerful Allies In Washington, For-Profit Colleges Evade Stricter Rules | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Cass Sunstein, President Obama's top regulatory czar, said a parade of for-profit college lobbyists and executives who marched through his office last...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Chief Resigns After Company Overstated Value of Degrees | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

The chief executive of one of the nation's largest chains of for-profit colleges resigned earlier this week, following an internal investigation that ...

Chris Kirkham

With Goldman's Foray Into Higher Education, A Predatory Pursuit of Students and Revenues | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Education Management Corp. was already a swiftly growing player in the lucrative world of for-profit higher education, with annual revenues topping $1...

Why Government Must Rein in For-Profit Colleges

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ben Jealous

Students trying to improve their job prospects shouldn't be duped into taking on crushing debt in exchange for the promise of a future job that will probably never materialize. A