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Student Debt and Higher Education

Published By: The Huffington Post
Published Date: July 22,21014
Author: Dr. Dustin Swanger
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President Signs Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Reform Agreement

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 22, 2014
Author: Press Office
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AACS Government Relations Committee Submitted Final Comments on the 2014 Violence Against Women Act NPRM

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: July 21, 2014
Author: GRC Committee
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Government Investigates Major For-Profit University, Leaving Students In The Lurch

Published By: Yahoo Finance (blog)
Published Date: July 17, 2014
Author: Mandi Woodruff
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Tuition and Fees Rise, but Cost of Living—by Colleges’ Estimate—Falls

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: July 10, 2014
Author: Jonah Newman
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New From NASFAA

Published By: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Published Date: July 14, 2014
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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Consider Legislation to Strengthen America’s Higher Education System

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 8, 2014
Author: Press Office
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Strengthening America's Higher Education System

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 08, 2014
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Corinthian's Collapse Shows How US Can Force For-Profit Colleges Out of Business

Published By: MSN Money
Published Date: July 7, 2014
Author: John Lauerman
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For-Profit Giant ITT Says It May Face Financial Restrictions

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: July 02, 2014
Author: Andy Thomason
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Eligibility for Health Insurance Was Not Properly Checked, Audit Finds

Published By: The New York Times
Published Date: July 01, 2014
Author: Robert Pear
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Education Department Updates College Affordability and Transparency Lists

Published By: Department of Education
Published Date: June 30, 2014
Author: Press Office
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U.S. Government, Not Banks, Should Service Loans, Professors Argue

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: June 26, 2014
Author: Chronicle Staff
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Kline, Foxx Applaud Senate Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: June 25, 2014
Author: Press Office
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Federal Register: State Authorization Delay of Implementation

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: June 24, 2014
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Committee Leaders Unveil Principles for Strengthening America’s Higher Education System

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: June 24, 2014
Author: Press Office
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Corinthian Colleges, U.S. Department of Education Agree in Principle on Transition Plan

Published By: Yahoo Finance
Published Date: June 23, 2014
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U.S. Approves Plan to Continue Accreditation of CC of San Francisco

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: June 23, 2014
Author: Andy Thomason
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What to Watch in the Week Ahead and on Monday, June 23

Published By: MSN Money
Published Date: June 20, 2014
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There's Something Broken In America's Financial Aid System

Published By: Yahoo Finance (blog)
Published Date: June 13, 2014
Author: Mandi Woodruff
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Team Obama's Snobby Student Loan Slight

Published By: Fox News (blog)
Published Date: June 09, 2014
Author: Jean Card
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Now Application 'Inconsistencies' Vex Health Law

Published By: Associated Press - Yahoo! News
Published Date: June 04, 2014
Author: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
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On Behalf Of The General Membership of AACS, The Government Relations Committee (GRC) Officially Submitted Document In Response To The Department's March 25, 2014 Federal Register Notice Seeking Public Comment And Recommended Revisions To Their Proposed Regulation: Program Integrity: Gainful Employment Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Docket ID ED-2014-OPE-0039)

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: May 28, 2014
Author: AACS Government Relations Committee (GRC)
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AACS Submits Response On 2014 GE Regulations, At Same Time Congress Weighs In As Well!

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: May 27, 2014
Author: Tom Netting/Greg Jones, Akerman LLP
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GOP Leader Takes On Beauty Salon Licenses

Published By: The Hill
Published Date: May 22, 2014
Author: Russell Berman
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Gainful Employment - House Appropriations Letter

Published By: Congress of Untied States
Published Date: May 22, 2014
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Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Announces Deal to Improve American Workforce Development System

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: May 21, 2014
Author: Press Office
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San Jose School Served With Eviction Notice

Published By: KTVU.com
Published Date: May 19, 2014
Author: Heather Holmes
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Senators Call for a Tougher ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: May 16, 2014
Author: Goldie Blumenstyk
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AACS CALLS UPON YOU TO RESPOND TO THE 2014 GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT NPRM!

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: May 14, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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State Presents Case In Alleged Cosmetology Scheme

Published By: Newschannel5.com
Published Date: May 09, 2014
Author: Jennifer Kraus
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Another Bite At The For-Profit Education Apple

Published By: Townhall.com
Published Date: May 08, 2014
Author: Derek Hunter
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Session 3, Day Two Program Integrity and Improvement Neg Reg Summation

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: April 25, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Third Session Day One - 2014 Program Integrity and Improvement Neg. Reg. Summary

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: April 24, 2014
Author: Tom Nettin
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CPCC Opts Out Of Federal Loan Program

Published By: WCNC.com
Published Date: April 22, 2014
Author: Dianne Gallagher
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Do 72 Percent Of For-Profit Programs Have Graduates Making Less Than High School Dropouts?

Published By: The Washington Post
Published Date: April 11, 2014
Author: Glenn Kessler
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Democrats’ Bill Seeks Coordinated Oversight of For-Profit Colleges

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: April 03, 2014
Author: Nick DeSantis
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Collateral Damage

Published By: Inside Higher Education
Published Date: April 02, 2014
Author: Paul Fain
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Consensus Achieved on 2014 Violence Against Woman Act Negotiations

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: April 02, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Summary of Key Takeaways - FINAL Session Day One - VAWA Neg. Reg.

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: April 01, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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ATB Sample Letter

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 31, 2014
Author: Greg Jones - AACS GRC Committee
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Program Integrity Summary

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 31, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Key Take Aways From Day Three - Session Three of Program Integrity and Improvement Neg Reg

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 31, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Key Take Aways From Day Two - Session Two of Program Integrity and Improvement Neg Reg

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 29, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Instructions - ATB CALL-TO-ACTION FOR YOUR

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 29, 2014
Author: Greg Jones - AACS GRC Committee
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ATB CALL-TO-ACTION FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION!

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 28, 2014
Author: Greg Jones - AACS GRC Committee
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Strengthening the Federal Student Loan Program for Borrowers Summary

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 27, 2014
Author: Kristen Harper
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Take Aways From Day One of Session Two - Program Integrity and Improvement Neg Reg

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 27, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Throws Black Students for a Loss

Published By: Black Press USA
Published Date: March 24, 2014
Author: Harry C. Alford
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Do Proprietary Institutions of Higher Education Generate Savings for States?

Published By: Nexus Research and Policy Center
Published Date: March 21, 2014
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Negotiated Rulemaking 2013-2014 -- Gainful Employment with Narrative from GRC Committee

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 20, 2014
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Court rekindles investigation of former Education official — Ed reform and minority students — Income-based repayment for all — Sorting students

Published By: Politico
Published Date: March 20, 2014
Author: Caitlin Emma
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U.S. Department of Education Releases 841 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Gainful Employment

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 17, 2014
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Impact Estimates for the Gainful Employment NPRM

Published By: Ed Central
Published Date: March 14, 2014
Author: Ben Miller
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Q&A On The For-Profit College Industry

Published By: MSN Money
Published Date: March 14, 2014
Author: Kimberly Hefling
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Will Your Degree Get You A Good Job? US Proposes Test For For-Profit Colleges

Published By: Yahoo News
Published Date: March 14, 2014
Author: Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
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Obama Administration Proposal Targets For-Profit Colleges Over Student Debt

Published By: Fox News
Published Date: March 14, 2014
Author: Philip Elliott
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Rule Targets For-Profit Colleges Over Student Debt

Published By: MSN Money
Published Date: March 14, 2014
Author: Philip Elliott
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Gainful Employment NPRM

Published By: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Published Date: January 31, 2014
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Gainful Employment's Partial Unveiling

Published By: Inside Higher Education
Published Date: March 14, 2014
Author: Paul Fain
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Obama Administration Takes Action to Protect Americans from Predatory, Poor-Performing Career Colleges

Published By: Department of Education
Published Date: March 14, 2014
Author: Press Office
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Obama Aims To Tighten Rules On For-Profit Career Colleges

Published By: Reuters
Published Date: March 13, 2014
Author: Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Peter Cooney
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Summary on Subcommittee Hearing on Higher Education and Workforce Training

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 12, 2014
Author: Adam and Kristen at Akerman
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New Report Confirms Education Department Failures in Student Loan Rehabilitation

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: March 12, 2014
Author: Press Office
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Examining the Mismanagement of the Student Loan Rehabilitation Process

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: March 12, 2014
Author: Adam and Kristen at Akerman
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Lawsuit Seeks Debt Relief for Students of Defunct Trade School

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: February 26, 2014
Author: Charles Huckabee
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Feds File Suit Against For-Profit College Chain

Published By: Yahoo News - Associated Press
Published Date: February 26, 2014
Author: Kimberly Hefling
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Suit Seeks Relief for Trade School Students With Years of Debt but No Career

Published By: The New York Times
Published Date: February 25, 2014
Author: EMILY S. RUEB
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The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges

Published By: The New York Times
Published Date: February 25, 2014
Author: Eduardo Porter
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VAWA Session Two - Day One Summary

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: February 25, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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FY 2011 3-Year Draft Cohort Default Rates Release Scheduled for February 2014

Published By: Department of Education
Published Date: February 10, 2014
Author: Katrina Turner
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Students Who Attend For-Profit Colleges Generally Pleased, Survey Shows: Higher Education Roundup

Published By: Cleveland.com
Published Date: February 10, 2014
Author: Karen Farkas
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Alumni of For-Profit Colleges Have Mixed Views of Their Experience

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: February 10, 2014
Author: Katherine Mangan
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Study Examines Characteristics of Student-Loan Borrowers Who Default

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: February 10, 2014
Author: Nick DeSantis
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Call to Action Opportunity Summit

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: February 10, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Youth Career Connect Grants

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: February 10, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Call To Action

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: February 10, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Youth Career Connect

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: February 10, 2014
Author: Tom Netting
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Rating (and Berating) the Ratings

Published By: Inside The Higher Ed
Published Date: February 5, 2014
Author: Doug Lederman, Michael Stratford and Scott Jaschik
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Barbers Facing New State Regulations

Published By: The Anniston Star
Published Date: February 5, 2014
Author: Eddie Burkhalter
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Rob Andrews To Leave Congress

Published By: Philly.com
Published Date: February 4, 2014
Author: Jonathan Tamari
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Program Integrity Information - Questions and Answers

Published By: Ed.gov
Published Date: January 28, 2014
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Updated Net Price Calculator Template

Published By: Department of Education
Published Date: January 27, 2014
Author: Lynn B. Mahaffie, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation
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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Discuss Opportunities to Better Prepare Disadvantaged Students for College Success

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: January 24, 2014
Author: Press Office
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The U.S. Department of Education Datapalooza

Published By: Department of Education
Published Date: January 23, 2014
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Community Colleges Explore Creative Approaches to Counter Budget Cuts

Published By: Diverse - Issues in Education
Published Date: January 10, 2014
Author: Dorine Bethea
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GA-2014-01: Fiscal Year 2011 3-Year Cohort Default Rate Calculations

Published By: Department of Education
Published Date: January 10, 2014
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Department of Veterans Affair Education Complaints

Published By: Department of Veterans Affairs
Published Date: January 10, 2014
Author: Robert M Worley III
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Getting Tough on Parent PLUS

Published By: Inside Higher Education
Published Date: January 08, 2014
Author: Michael Stratford
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Give Competency-Based College Programs A Chance: Column

Published By: USA Today
Published Date: January 07, 2014
Authors: James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley
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Gainful Employment Letter from Members of Congress

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: January 03, 2014
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Feds Likely to Rein in For-Profit Colleges

Published By: The Atlanta Voice
Published Date: December 24, 2013
Author: Charlene Crowell
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Major Education Groups Pressure Arne Duncan To Crack Down On Sallie Mae

Published By: Huffington Post
Published Date: December 24, 2013
Author: Shahien Nasiripour
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A Few For-Profit Colleges and Cosmetology Schools Demand GED

Published By: HSLDA
Published Date: December 17, 2013
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A New Gallup Survey Will Measure the Value of a Degree, Beyond Salary

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: December 17, 2013
Author: Scott Carlson
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Interesting ED job posting on USAJobs regarding "Gainful Employment"

Published By: USA Jobs
Published Date: December 11, 2013
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Committee Invites Public to Share #YourStory on Effects of ObamaCare on Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: December 11, 2013
Author: Press Office
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Summary of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

Published By: House of Representatives
Published Date: December 10, 2013
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Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #46 - Release of the Disclosure Template for Gainful Employment (GE) Programs

Published By: IFAP
Published Date: December 10, 2013
Author: Lynn Mahaffie, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation
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Letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan - RE: The U.S. Department of Education's Latest Efforts to Rewrite its 'Gainful Employment' (GE) Regulations

Published Date: December 03, 2013
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"Keeping College Within Reach: Strengthening Pell Grants for Future Generations"

Published By: Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
Published Date: December 03, 2013
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US Regulator To Keep An Eye On Largest Student Loan Servicers

Published By: NBSNEWS.com
Published Date: December 03, 2013
Author: Elvina Nawaguna
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Nonbanks Servicing Student Loans Come Under Agency

Published By: Yahoo News
Published Date: December 03, 2013
Author: Marcy Gordon
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Staking Out Positions

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: November 21, 2013
Author: Michael Stratford
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A Federal Anti-Education Plan

Published By: The Wall Street Journal
Published Date: November 19, 2013
Author: Bob Kerrey and Jeffrey T. Leed
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"Keeping College Within Reach: Simplifying Federal Student Aid"

Published By: Education & The Workforce Committee
Published Date: November 13, 2013
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Best Colleges For Vets Track Veterans' Academic Success

Published By: USA Today
Published Date: November 12, 2013
Author: George Altman
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Obama Nominates Advocacy Group Official to Federal Higher Ed Post

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: November 08, 2013
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Durbin, Harkin, Cohen: Congress Should End Loophole That Encourages For-Profit Colleges To Target Veterans & Servicemembers

Published By: Senator Durbin
Published Date: November 07, 2013
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Degrees of Debt: Student Loan Repayment of Bachelors Degree Recipients 1 Year After Graduating: 1994, 2001, and 2009

Published By: National Center for Education Statistics
Published Date: October 18, 2013
Author: Jennie H. Woo
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Walking the Walk on Completion

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: October 17, 2013
Author: Paul Fain
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Citing Shutdown, U.S. Cancels Gainful Employment Negotiating Session

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: October 11, 2013
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Key Addition to U.S. Higher Ed Team

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: September 22, 2013
Author: Doug Lederman
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What You Need to Know About Reauthorization

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: September 19, 2013
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Daily Updates - Negotiated Rulemaking

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: September 18, 2013
Author: Tom Netting
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Negotiated Rulemaking

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: September 18, 2013
Author: Tom Netting
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How Much Do Your Graduates Make?

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: September 15, 2013
Author: Matt Reed
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Section-by-Section Summary and Analysis of Department's 8/29/2013 Gainful Employment Discussion Draft

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: September 09, 2013
Author: Tom Netting
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The Ugly Side of Beauty School

Published By: Huffington Post
Published Date: August 31, 2013
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James Kvaal, Key Player in Obama Proposals, Has Long Pushed for Reforms

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: August 28, 2011
Author: Katherine Mangan
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Obama on For-Profits

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: August 26, 2013
Author: Paul Fain and Scott Jaschik
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Richard Vedder: The Real Reason College Costs So Much

Published By: The Wall Street Journal
Published Date: August 26, 2013
Author: Allysia Finley
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For-Profit Schools Under Pressure to Prove Investment in Education Pays Off

Published By: Diverse
Published Date: August 25, 2013
Author: Vikki Conwell
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Obama: For-Profit College Industry "Making Out Like a Bandit"

Published By: Huffington Post
Published Date: August 24, 2013
Author: David Halperin
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Obama Plan to Tie Student Aid to College Ratings Draws Mixed Reviews

Published By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: August 22, 2013
Author: Kelly Field
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Obama's Ratings for Higher Ed

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: August 22, 2013
Author: Scott Jaschik
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FACT SHEET on the President’s Plan to Make College More Affordable: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class

Published By: The White House
Published Date: August 22, 2013
Author: Office of the Press Secretary
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Remarks by the President on College Affordability -- Buffalo, NY

Published By: The White House
Published Date: August 22, 2013
Author: Office of the Press Secretary
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Negotiators Are Named for Gainful-Employment Rule-Making Panel

Published By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: August 01, 2013
Author: Kelly Field
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The Negotiators

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: August 01, 2013
Author: Paul Fain
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House Committee Pushes Back on Education Department

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: July 25, 2013
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House Democrats Reverse Course, Back Smart Policies in Republican Student Loan Bill

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 25, 2013
Author: Press Office
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U.S. Senate Passes Student-Loan Compromise

Published By: Education Week News (blog)
Published Date: July 24, 2013
Author: Alyson Klein
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Back to the Future

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: July 24, 2013
Author: Paul Fain
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Senators Reach Deal On Student Loan Interest Rates, Prepare For Vote

Published By: The Washington Post
Published Date: July 18, 2013
Author: Jenna Johnson
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Student Loan Deal Takes Shape, but Harkin Blamed for Delay

Published By: Roll Call
Published Date: July 17, 2013
Author: Meredith Shiner
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New Yardstick of Quality

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: July 10, 2013
Author: Paul Fain
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House Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Burdensome Higher Education Regulations

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 10, 2013
Author: Press Office
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Stabenow Expects The Senate To Vote On Student Loan Bill Wednesday

Published By: The Hill
Published Date: July 08, 2013
Author: Ramsey Cox
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What Happened in Wisconsin?

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: July 03, 2013
Author: Paul Fain
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Fewer Empty Desks

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: July 03, 2013
Author: Libby Nelson
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College Default Rates Higher Than Grad Rates

Published By: USA Today
Published Date: July 02, 2013
Author: Mary Beth Marklein, Jodi Upton and Sandhya Kambhampati,
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Student Loan Rates Likely to Double With No Congressional Agreement in Sight

Published By: Roll Call
Published Date: June 26, 2013
Author: Lauren Smith
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GOP: "Finish The Job" On Federal Student Loan Rates

Published By: CBS News
Published Date: June 22, 2013
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Kline: Students Deserve Better

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: June 22, 2013
Author: Press Office
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Kline to Deliver Weekly Republican Address on Student Loan Interest Rate Debate

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: June 21, 2013
Author: Press Office
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Widening Achievement Gap Hurts U.S. Competitiveness, Report Says

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: June 18, 2013
Author: Cory Weinberg
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Schooling Ourselves in an Unequal America

Published By: New York Times
Published Date: June 16, 2013
Author: Rebecca Strauss
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Separate Rule Making for Gainful Employment

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: June 12, 2013
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Education Dept. Seeks Members for Panel on 'Gainful Employment' Rules

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: June 12, 2013
Author: Cory Weinberg
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Kline Statement on Upcoming Senate Student Loan Votes

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: June 05, 2013
Author: Press Office
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President Obama Punts Away From Free Markets On Student Loan Reform

Published By: Forbes
Published Date: June 04, 2013
Author: Andrew Kelly
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Consumers Union Urges the Department of Education to Strengthen Oversight of For-Profit Colleges

Published By: The Wall Street Journal
Published Date: May 30, 2013
Author: SOURCE Consumers Union
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House Passes Smarter Solutions for Students Act

Published By: Speaker Boehner Press Office
Published Date: May 23, 2013
Author: Speaker Boehner Press Office
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U.S. Won’t Appeal Decision on Controversial Gainful-Employment Rule

Published By: The Chronicle Of Higher Education
Published Date: May 22, 2013
Author: Nick DeSantis
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Concerns on Loan Denials

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: May 22, 2013
Author: Libby A. Nelson
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As Gainful-Employment Talks Resume, Education Dept. Is Mum on Appeal

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: May 21, 2013
Author: Kelly Field
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Government makes enormous profits on education

Published By: The Gazette
Published Date: May 21, 2013
Author: The Gazette Editorial
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Confusion on State Authorization

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: May 20, 2013
Author: Press Office
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Notice to Further Delay Implementation Date for Certain State Authorization Regulations

Published By: IFAP
Published Date: May 17, 2013
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House Advances Student Loan Fix

Published By: The Miami Herald
Published Date: May 16, 2013
Author: Phillip Elliott
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Committee to Consider Proposals to Strengthen Federal Student Loan Programs, Enhance Higher Education Transparency

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: May 13, 2013
Author: Press Office
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Smarter Solutions for Students Act (H.R. 1911)

Published By: U.S. House of Representatives
Published Date: May 09, 2013
Author: John Kline (R-MN), Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
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Kline, Foxx Introduce Market-Based Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: May 09, 2013
Author: John Kline (R-MN), Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
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H.R. 1911, THE SMARTER SOLUTIONS FOR STUDENTS ACT: Fact Sheet

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: May 09, 2013
Author: John Kline (R-MN), Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
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H.R. 1911, THE SMARTER SOLUTIONS FOR STUDENTS ACT

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: May 09, 2013
Author: John Kline (R-MN), Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
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Accentuate for-profit positives, eliminate negatives

Published By: Times Higher Education
Published Date: April 25, 2013
Author: Chris Parr
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Tech Training May Provide Fatter Paychecks Than 4-Year Degrees, Study Finds

Published By: The Chronically of Higher Education
Published Date: April 25, 2013
Author: Katherine Mangan
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Committee Leaders Call for Feedback on Higher Education Act Reauthorization

Published By: Committee on Education & The Workforce Democrats
Published Date: April 25, 2013
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DeVry Responds to My '3 Suggestions for For-Profits

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: April 24, 2013
Author: Joshua Kim
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Federal Financial Aid Now Available for Tuition at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Published By: The Wall Street Journal
Published Date: April 17, 2013
Author: Dina Schenk, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
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Trying Again on 'Gainful'

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: April 16, 2013
Author: Libby A. Nelson
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Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Public Hearings

Published By: Federal Register
Published Date: April 16, 2013
Author: Martha Kanter, Under Secretary for Education (Dated: April 11, 2013)
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Student Advocacy Groups Say U.S. Should Not Profit From Loans

Published By: Denverpost
Published Date: April 10, 2013
Author: Tamar Lewin
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Obama's Budget Would Increase Pell Grants and Add Incentives on Some Student-Aid Money

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: April 10, 2013
Author: Kelly Field
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ATB Action Alert Posted

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS)
Published Date: April 5, 2013
Author: Tom Netting
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Navigating the Current State Authorization Kerfuffle for On-Campus Instruction

Published By: WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)
Published Date: April 5, 2013
Author: Russell Poulin
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NYC Official Calls on For-Profit Colleges to Disclose Student-Debt Data

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: April 4, 2013
Author: Nick DeSantis
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Is Your State Under Red Alert?

Published By: The Chronicle
Published Date: April 3, 2013
Author: Allie Bidwell
Link [Subscriber Site]

Beauty Industry Legislative Threat Alert

Published By: Modern Salon
Published Date: April 3, 2013
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Is Your State Under Red Alert?

Published By: Modern Salon
Published Date: April 3, 2013
Author: Stacey Soble
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Problem with Title IV Eligibility Under State Authorization Rule

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: April 2, 2013
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Education Advocacy Group Objects to Government's Demand for Its E-mails

Published By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: March 25, 2013
Author: Goldie Blumenstyk
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Now What?

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: March 21, 2013
Author: Paul Fain
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Exodus of Key Officials at Education Dept. Is Capped by Top Higher-Ed Adviser

Published By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: March 21, 2013
Author: Kelly Field
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House Passes ABC-supported Job Training Reform Bill

Published By: Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc (ABC)
Published Date: March 20, 2013
Author: Kinsey Cooper
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The Directors of the Florida Association of Cosmetology and Technical Schools (FACTS) Visit State Legislatures.

Published By: FACTS
Published Date: March 19, 2013
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AACS GRC Continues to Implement State Authorization Plan

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS)
Published Date: March 19, 2013
Author: Tom Netting
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The Great Aid Gap

Published By: The New York Times
Published Date: March 19, 2013
Author: Steven Greenhous
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House Approves Job Training Reform Legislation

Published By: Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: March 15, 2013
Author: Press Office
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Hearing Highlights Benefits of Market-Based Student Loan Interest Rates

Published By: House Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: March 13, 2013
Author: Press Office
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In 2014 Budgets, Republicans and Democrats Offer Competing Plans for Academe

Published By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: March 12, 2013
Author: Kelly Field
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Students First Act - Senate Legislation

Published By: New American Foundation
Published Date: March 14, 2013
Author: Stephen Burd
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Harkin Amendment Will Offer Negotiated FY 13 Labor, Health, Education Bill to Continuing Appropriations Act

Published By: U.S. Senate
Published Date: March 12, 2013
Author: Senator Tom Harkin
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Coburn, McCain Place Hold On CR

Published By: Talk Radio News Service
Published Date: March 12, 2013
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A Gut Check for the Education Department

Published By: New American Foundation
Published Date: March 13, 2013
Author: Stephen Burd
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Summary: FY13 Senate Substitute Continuing Resolution

Published By: U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
Published Date: March 11, 2013
Author: Press Release
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Students with an Unusual Enrollment History Flag --- "C" code on the ISIR

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: March 8, 2013
Author: David A. Bergeron, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
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Snowquestration Actually Promotes Congressional Activity...

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS)
Published Date: March 7, 2013
Author: Tom Netting
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Committee Approves Critical Job Training Reforms

Published By: Education & the Workforce Committee
Published Date: March 6, 2013
Author: Press Office
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Democrats Protest Committee Vote With Rare Walkout, Decry Lack Of Bipartisanship

Published By: Huffington Post
Published Date: March 6, 2013
Author: Dave Jamieson
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New Release Dates for FY 2011 2-Year and FY 2010 3-Year Draft Cohort Default Rates

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: March 5, 2013
Author: Katrina Turner, Director, Operations Performance Division, Federal Student Aid
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Impact of Sequestration on the Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: March 1, 2013
Author: David A. Bergeron, Acting Assistant Secretary
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Request for Information Regarding Financial Products Marketed to Students Enrolled in Institutions of Higher Education

Published By: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Published Date: March 1, 2013
Author: The Bureau
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What Would Sequestration Mean for Higher Ed?

Published By: University Business
Published Date: February 28, 2013
Author: Kristen Domonell
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Letter to the President on Student Loans

Published By: House Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: February 11, 2013
Author: John Kline
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Republicans Urge Long-Term Student Loan Interest Rate Fix

Published By: House Education and the Workforce Committee
Published Date: February 11, 2013
Author: Press Office
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New Pell Grant Estimates Buy Time, Long-Term Fix Still Needed

Published By: New America Foundation
Published Date: February 07, 2013
Author: Jason Delisle
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NAICU Has Bad Apples Too

Published By: New America Foundation
Published Date: February 07, 2013
Author: Rachel Fishman
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'They Came for the For-Profits'

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: February 06, 2013
Author: Libby A. Nelson
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Why Federal Officials Should Require Some Colleges to Match Pell Grants

Published By: New America Foundation
Published Date: February 05, 2013
Author: Stephen Burd
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For-Profit Backlash

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: February 05, 2013
Author: Paul Fain
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Portable Skills Certification Bill Introduced in House

Published By: Shopfloor
Published Date: February 05, 2013
Author: Christine Scullion
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HR 497

Published By: Market Watch - The Wall Street Journal
Introduced: February 05, 2013
Sponsor: Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]
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Challenges and Opportunities Facing America's Schools and Workplaces - Includes Jennifer Sime Summary

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: February 05, 2013
Summary by: Jennifer Sime
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Making Sure Colleges Remain Engines of Opportunity Not Inequality

Published By: New America Foundation
Published Date: February 04, 2013
Author: Stephen Burd
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More students delay repaying loans

Published By: Market Watch - The Wall Street Journal
Published Date: January 30, 2013
Author: AnnaMaria Andriotis
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Rebalancing Resources and Incentives in Federal Student Aid

Published By: New America Foundation
Published Date: January 29, 2013
Authors: Stephen Burd, Kevin Carey, Jason Delisle, Rachel Fishman, Alex Holt, Amy Laitinen, and Clare McCann
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Rebalancing Resources and Incentives in Federal Student Aid Report

Published By: New America Foundation
Published Date: January 29, 2013
Authors: Stephen Burd, Kevin Carey, Jason Delisle, Rachel Fishman, Alex Holt, Amy Laitinen, and Clare McCann
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Higher-Education Reform: a Legacy for Obama?

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: January 21, 2013
Author: Kevin Carey
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Tax Payer Relief Act

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: December 31, 2012
Author: Posted by Tom Netting
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The American Tax Relief Act of 2012

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: December 31, 2012
Author: Posted by Tom Netting
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At College-Cost Summit, Education Dept. Official Says More Transparency to Come

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: December 05, 2012
Author: Caitlin Peterkin
Link

Pelosi Selects Andrews For Policy Leadership Position

Published By: PolitickerNJ
Published Date: December 04, 2012
Author: Max Pizarro
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GOP lawmakers request investigation into Obama administration's student loan program

Published By: The Hill
Published Date: November 06, 2012
Author: Ramsey Cox
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Republicans Urge Inquiry Into Management of Federal Student-Loan Program

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: November 05, 2012
Author: Michael Stratford
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Republican Leaders Request Investigation into Direct Loan Program Management

Published By: Education & The Workforce Committee
Published Date: November 05, 2012
Author: Press Office
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U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Letter to GAO

Published By: Education & The Workforce Committee
Published Date: November 05, 2012
Author: House Education and the Workforce Committee
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University of Phoenix Closing 115 Locations, Affecting 13,000 Students

Published By: Huff Post College
Published Date: October 16, 2012
Author: Alex Veiga
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FY 2010 2-Year Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 17, 2012

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: September 20, 2012
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Texas School's Cosmetology Program Canceled To Prevent Gay Student From Enrolling: Report

Published By: Huffpost Gay Voices
Published Date: September 14, 2012
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College May Never Be The Same

Published By: USA Today
Published Date: September 12, 2012
Author: Mary Beth Marklein
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Implementation Update on the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: September 11, 2012
Author: David A. Bergeron, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
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iLibrary - Dear Colleague Letters

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: Ongoing
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Private Sector Role Is at Heart of Campaigns' Split on College Costs

Published By: The New York Times
Published Date: September 7, 2012
Author: Adeshina Emmanuel
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Democratic Platform Advocates More Higher Education and Attacks Romney on For-Profits

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: September 4, 2012
Author: Michael Stratford
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Romney Plans to Increase Private Sector Involvement in Education

Published By: Teacher Certification Degrees
Published Date: September 3, 2012
Author: Mary Ellen Elli
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Observation of Constitution Day in 2012

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: August 31, 2012
Author: David A. Bergeron, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
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Modifications to Gainful Employment Functionality Now Available on NSLDS

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: August 17, 2012
Author: Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid
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Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense "Principles of Excellence"

Date: August 03, 2012

Effective August 1, 2012 all institutions of higher education that are approved to offer VA educational benefits and/or participate in any of the Federal military and educational benefits programs must commit to the Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members (Principles) developed as part of President Obama's April 27, 2012 Executive Order 13607 (EO). This week's deadline was an extension of the original Saturday, June 30, 2012 deadline contained in the May 31, 2012 letter, distributed through VA state approving agencies (attached), outlining the requirements for schools to comply with the new EO and Principles. Read more...

They Just Don’t Get It

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: August 2, 2012
Author: Richard Vedder
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For-Profit Colleges Offer Students A Lesson In Capitalism

Published By: Chicago Tribune
Published Date: July 29, 2012
Author: Phil Rosenthal
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Education Department Launches New Website and Social Media Tools to Help Students Navigate Financial Aid Process

Published By: Ed.gov
Published Date: July 20, 2012
Authors: Press Office
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Pushing Forward On the CFPB’s Financial Aid Comparison Tool

Published By: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Published Date: July 18, 2012
Authors: The CFPB Web Team
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Hearing Highlights Innovative State Efforts to Tackle College Costs

Published By: Education & The Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 18, 2012
Authors: Press Office
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Re: Overborrowing

Published By: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Published Date: July 15, 2012
Authors: Jim Buttermore
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Implementation of E.O. 13607

Published By: IFAP
Published Date: July 13, 2012
Authors: IFAP
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The College-Graduate Glut: Evidence From Labor Markets

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: July 11, 2012
Authors: Richard Vedder
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Update on Gainful Employment Regulations

Published By: IFAP
Published Date: July 3, 2012
Authors: IFAP
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Kline, Foxx Commend Federal Court for Reining In Controversial Gainful Employment Regulation

Published By: Education & The Workforce Committee
Published Date: July 2, 2012
Authors: Press Office
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193 Vocational Programs Fail 'Gainful Employment' Test

Published By: The Chronicles of Higher Education
Published Date: June 26, 2012
Authors: Michael Stratford
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Market can fix student loans

Published By: POLITICO
Published Date: June 10, 2012
Authors: By Rep. John Kline
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Extension deadline to sign up to receive Fiscal Year 2011 GE Informational Rates, GE Letter, and GE Notification Packages.

Later today or tomorrow the U.S. Department of Education will announce an extension to May 25, 2012 of the original April 27, 2012 deadline for institution subject to the Gainful Employment regulations to sign up to receive their Fiscal Year 2011 GE Informational Rates, GE Letter, and GE Notification Packages.

ALL INSTITUTIONS WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO:

  1. Review the March 21, 2012 Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #33 - Upcoming Release of Gainful Employment Informational Rates and Related NSLDS Enhancements Planned for Spring 2012: http://www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/032112GEEA33.html
  2. Follow the instructions provided for each institution's Primary Destination Point Administrator (PDPA) to log on to the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) Enrollment Website https://fsawebenroll.ed.gov/PMEnroll/index.jsp ; and
  3. Select Primary Destination Point Administrator Access from the home page, enter his or her identifying information to log in, and select Manage Your SAIG Mailboxes from the Primary Destination Point Administrator Management page.

Once there, the PDPA must sign up to receive the NSLDS Gainful Employment (GE) Notification and designate an institutional SAIG Mailbox (TG number) to which the GE notification package will be sent. The institution may create a separate SAIG mailbox for this purpose or it may use any of its existing SAIG mailboxes including the one used to submit GE data. However the SAIG Mailbox must be associated with the Main Campus (‘00’ branch code of the six-digit OPE-ID).

Key Department officials have indicated that this will be the last opportunity for institutions to sign up to receive the full, comprehensive package of information, and hope that the extension of the deadline will ensure that as many of the institutions of higher education subject to the regulations (for-profit, community colleges, public and private non-profits) are prepared to receive the data once the Department releases it. Note, the extension of the deadline makes it clear that the Department will not be releasing the information to institutions before May 25, 2012 at the earliest. This suggests that, per repeated Department of Education official's comments that the week of May 28 – following the observance of Memorial Day – is the earliest schools can expect to receive their FY11 GE Informational Rates.

IN THE INTERIM, ALL INSTITUTIONS WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, SHOULD:

  1. Sign up for tomorrow's 1:00 PM, EDT U.S. Department of Education "Gainful Employment: How to Read Your GE Back-Up Detail Report" Webinar http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/ANN1210.html; and
  2. Review the recently posted Gainful Employment Operations Manual in preparation for the webinar http://ifap.ed.gov/ifap/GainfulEmploymentOperationsManual.jsp.

As noted in the announcement and confirmation information, the webinar will discuss how institutions can view and understand the new NSLDS Gainful Employment Backup Detail Report (GEDR) that will be provided along with the 2011 GE Informational Rates. We will also review the components of the GE rate notification package, how to request GE back-up detail files, and how these files are organized.

The Department notes, "The Gainful Employment Operations Manual should be reviewed prior to attending the webinar, as it contains important information which will complement the webinar presentation. In particular, participants should refer to the "Publication and Access to Gainful Employment Debt Measures and Loan Medians for Disclosures" section of the manual. The webinar will focus on the information provided in this section and an understanding of the section’s content will assist schools with viewing rates online, receiving GE back-up detail files, and understanding the technical aspects of receiving GE rates."

Low student loan interest rates in limbo after Democrats' bill stalls in Senate

Published By: The Hill
Published Date: May 08, 2012
Authors: Daniel Strauss and Alexander Bolton
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"Executive Order Principles of Excellence" Signed by President Obama.

Published By: The White House
Published Date: May 03, 2012
Author: Office of the Press Secretary
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Talking Points for Schools with their Legislators

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: May 03, 2012
Author: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
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ACT College closes three Virginia campuses

Published By: ABC 7 News, Alington, VA (Allbritton Communications Company)
Published Date: April 03, 2012
Author: By Tom Roussey, Stephen Tschida

House and Senate Leaders Seek Oversight on Direct Loan Program

Published By: Education & The Workforce Committee
Published Date: March 27, 2012
Author: Congressman John Kline Press Office
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The Untold Economic Debate Of Financial Aid

Published By: Neon Tommy
Published Date: March 19, 2012
Author: Asher Feldman
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Reed, Courtney Continue Push to Prevent Rate Increase on Student Loan

Published By: United States Congress News Release
Published Date: March 13, 2012
Contact: Chip Unruh (Reed) and Jake Zembik (Courtney)
Link

NJ Rep. Donald Payne Dead at 77

Published By: NBCNewYork
Published Date: March 06, 2012
Author: Brian Thompson and Beth DeFalco
Link

Consumer Bureau Opens Student Loan Complaint Line

Published By: The Hill
Published Date: March 05, 2012
Author: Peter Schroeder
Link

Our Student Loan Complaint System is Open for Business

Published By: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Published Date: March 05, 2012
Author: Rohit Chopra
Link

College Completion Microsite

Published By: The Chronicles of Higher Education
Editor: Jeffrey J. Selingo
Link

American Council on Education - Letter to Representatives Regarding H.R. 2117

Published By: American Council on Education
Published Date: February 27, 2012
Author: Molly Corbett Broad
Link

Price Controls: Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda, Part 2 of 8

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: February 23, 2012
Author: Peter Wood
Link

Latest Video and Accompanying Document Summarizing the Second Session of Federal Negotiated Rulemaking

The Government Relations Team Leader with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Anthony Fragomeni and AACS Lobbyist Tom Netting share their latest video and accompanying document summarizing the second session of Federal Negotiated Rulemaking

Published By: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Published Date: February 17, 2012
Author: Anthony Fragomeni and Tom Netting

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Supersizing: Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda, Part 1 of 8

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: February 15, 2012
Author: Peter Wood
Link

FACT SHEET: A Blueprint to Train Two Million Workers for
High-Demand Industries through a Community College to Career Fund

Published By: The White House
Published Date: February 13, 2012
Author: Office of the Press Secretary
Link

Obama Visits Northern Virginia Community College To Promote Job Training

Published By: The Huffington Post
Published Date: February 13, 2012
Author: Kimberly Hefling
Link

Title IV Student Financial Assistance Disbursed to Students Without a Valid High School Diploma

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: February 09, 2012
Author: Eduardo M. Ochoa, Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education
Link

ANN-12-03: Live Internet Webinar - Calculation of Gainful Employment Debt Measures and Implications for Institutions

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: February 08, 2012
Presented by: Department of Education
Link for More Information

Survey: 4 Out of 5 U.S. Bankruptcy Attorneys Report Major Jump In Student Loan Debtors Seeking Help, Fears Grow Of Next Mortgage-Style Debt Threats To U.S.

Published By: National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
Published Date: February 07, 2012
Media Contact: Aaron Wolf
Link

Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: February 07, 2012
Author: Peter Wood
Link

White House Proposed College Scorecard - Public feedback requested

Published By: The White House
Published Date: February 02, 2012
Author: The White House
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S. 2051 (To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.)

Published By: U.S. Government Printing Office
Published Date: January 31, 2012
Session: 112th Congress 2nd Session
Link

Cosmetologists cheer decision to keep licensing rules

Published By: Post Tribune
Published Date: January 29, 2012
Author: Michelle L. Quinn
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Obama 'putting colleges on notice' on high tuition

Published By: Excite.com
Published Date: January 27, 2012
Author: Jim Kuhnhenn and Kimberly Hefling
Link

NBCC to Department of Education: “We Told You So”

Published By: National Black Chamber of Commerce
Published Date: January 26, 2012
Author: (NBCC) National Black Chamber of Commerce
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H.R. 3826 (To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.)

Published By: U.S. Government Printing Office
Published Date: January 25, 2012
Session: 112th Congress 2nd Session
Link

Senator Targets For-Profit Colleges' Reliance on Federal Money and Aggressive Recruiting of Veterans

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: January 23, 2012
Author: Goldie Blumenstyk
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Changes Made to The Title IV Student Aid Programs By The Recently Enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.

Published By: United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education
Published Date: January 18, 2012
Author: Eduardo M. Ochoa
Link

Citing Institutions for Late Annual Audit Submissions

Published By: Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Published Date: January 17, 2012
Author: Robin Minor, Chief Compliance Officer, Federal Student Aid
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Dems Target For-Profit Colleges, May Enrich Crony Wall Street Traders

Published By: BigGovernment
Published Date: December 27, 2011
Author: Capitol Confidential
Link

Mismatch on Loan Negotiations?

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: December 23, 2011
Author: Doug Lederman
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Department's New Debt-Management System Leaves Some Students Stuck in Default

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: December 9, 2011
Author: Kelly Field
Link [Subscriber Site]

Rep. Virginia Foxx: For-Profit Colleges Are More Effective

Published By: Political Correction: A project of Media Matters Action Network
Published Date: December 8, 2011
Author: Walid Zafar
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Despite Bad Marks, For-Profit Colleges Still Passing

Published By: Miller-McCune
Published Date: December 2, 2011
Author: Emily Badger
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Consumer Advocate Says States Fall Short in Oversight of
For-Profit Colleges

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: December 1, 2011
Author: Goldie Blumenstyk
Link

New Report: State Oversight of For-Profit Schools Needs Major Improvement

Published By: National Consumer Law Center
Published Date: December 1, 2011
Author: National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) Press Release
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Report: State Inaction
Gaps in State Oversight of For-Profit Higher Education

Published By: National Consumer Law Center
Published Date: December 1, 2011
Author: National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) Report
Link

Deficit Supercommittee's Failure Triggers Steep Cuts for Education and Research

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: November 21, 2011
Author: Kelly Field
Link

25 College Majors with the Highest Unemployment Rates

Published By: cbsnews.com
Published Date: November 16, 2011
Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Link

College Prices Up Again As States Slash Budgets

Published By: msnbc.com
Published Date: October 26, 2011
Author: Justin Pope
Link

We Can't Wait: Obama Administration to Lower Student Loan Payments for Millions of Borrowers

Published By: The White House
Published Date: October 25, 2011
Author: Office of the Press Secretary

Actions Offer Recent Graduates an Opportunity to Consolidate Loans and Reduce Interest Rates

Today, the Obama Administration announced it is taking steps to increase college affordability by making it easier to manage student loan debt. The announcement is part of a series of executive actions to put Americans back to work and strengthen the economy because we can’t wait for Congressional Republicans to act. Read More...

Colleges Fail U.S. Financial Test

Published By: Insider Higher Ed
Published Date: October 13, 2011
Author: Doug Lederman
Link

Another Change to 'Gainful Employment' Regs

Published By: Insider Higher Ed
Published Date: September 28, 2011
Author: Libby A. Nelson
Link

8 For-Profit Colleges Collect More Than $1-Billion in Veterans' Education Benefits

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: September 22, 2011
Author: Collin Eaton
Link

Senate Budget Would Preserve Pell

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: September 21, 2011
Author: Libby A. Nelson
Link

Calculating Costs and Benefits

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: September 20, 2011
Author: Libby A. Nelson
Link

The Exodus Begins

Published By: Inside Higher Ed
Published Date: September 15, 2011
Author: Doug Lederman
Link

Student-Loan Default-Rate Climbs as Economy Falters

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: September 12, 2011
Author: Collin Eaton
Link

Only 40 Percent of Pell Grant Recipients Get Bachelor’s Degrees

Published By: The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP)
Published Date: September 12th, 2011
Author: Richard Vedder
Link

Sharp Uptick in Federal Student Loan Default Rates

Published By: The Project on Student Debt
Date: September 12, 2011

More than half the increase is from students who attended for-profit colleges

New data released today by the U.S. Department of Education shows a sharp increase in the rate at which student loan borrowers are defaulting. The official "two-year cohort default rates" show that 8.8 percent of student loan borrowers who entered repayment in 2009 had defaulted by the end of 2010, up from 7 percent for those entering repayment in 2008. Across all colleges, about 320,000 borrowers who entered repayment in 2009 defaulted by the end of 2010 – 81,000 more than the 239,000 borrowers who entered repayment in 2008 and defaulted by the end of 2009. More than half of this increase came from students who attended for-profit schools: about 49,000 of the 81,000. Read more...

The Other ‘Pell Runners’

Published By: New America Foundation
Published Date: September 8, 2011
Author: Stephen Burd
Link

Education Dept. Miscalculates 'Financial Responsibility' Scores, Private Colleges Say

Published By: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published Date: September 7, 2011
Author: Goldie Blumenstyk
Link [Subscriber Site]

Is a college education worth the price?

Published By: Cleaveland.com
Published Date: September 03, 2011
Author: Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer
Link

A Common-Sense Solution for Shoring Up Pell Grants in 2012

Published By: New America Foundation
Published Date: August 30, 2011
Author: Stephen Burd
Link

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