Week in Review

Sep/15/2008 - 8:09am

What may be largest high school senior class ever in the United States is applying to college this fall. And thousands of students will look beyond their high school guidance counselors to help them get into the schools of their choice.

Private educational consultants take up where overburdened high school guidance counselors leave off. Charging …

Sep/15/2008 - 7:53am

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Sep/15/2008 - 5:06am

At 84 years young, Evelyn Keiser, Co-founder of Keiser University is still the first on campus each morning. She and her son, Dr. Arthur Keiser of the Keiser family, founded the Keiser School in 1977 to serve the educational needs of career-focused students and help meet the workforce demands of the growing healthcare industry in …

Sep/12/2008 - 8:56am

A new report from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families explores the disconnect between the state’s current financial aid tools–focused primarily on traditional students coming out of high school–and the evolving needs of working adults and employers. “Willing and Able, But Not Eligible” describes a situation in which workers need more advanced skills and …

Sep/12/2008 - 8:45am

Citing uncertain financial times, an increasing number of national banks are curtailing their lending relationships with community colleges, all the while continuing to loan to students at more lucrative institutions.

Several local schools – including Harper College, McHenry County College and Waubonsee Community College – are feeling the pinch.

JP Morgan Chase spokesman Tom Kelly said the …

Sep/12/2008 - 8:37am

Representatives from William Jewell College, Metropolitan Community College and Park University discussed the state of higher education with Northland business leaders, Sept. 3 in Kansas City North.

The event was sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council.

Older students, flexible schedules, creative financing, continuing education and online resources are all major trends in higher education both …

Sep/12/2008 - 8:17am

CCA called on California governor Arnold Schwarzennegger to veto SB 823, legislation to regulate career colleges in the state.

CCA agreed that a regulatory oversight regime is needed to protect the interests of students and noted that it supports reasonable regulation. In the letter, CCA President Harris N. Miller noted, however, “…SB 823 would impose a regulatory regime on career colleges that is complex, costly, confusing and ultimately counterproductive. CCA member schools operate in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and, without doubt, I can tell you that if SB 823 becomes law, California will have the most complex and convoluted regulatory scheme in the country.”

The Association placed problems with the bill into four major categories:

Sep/12/2008 - 7:49am

BeautySchool.com has turned over a new leaf – and this time, it’s all about going green. Since undergoing an extensive redesign earlier this year, the site has made a commitment to provide sound, useful information on "going green" and using eco-friendly beauty products.

The "Highlights" section of the site …

Sep/10/2008 - 8:22am

Nelnet Inc., GMAC Bank and EduCap Inc. were among seven student-loan companies that settled with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over allegedly deceptive marketing.

The companies agreed to new standards that ban solicitations designed to look like they were from the government; prohibit advertising interest rates unavailable to most of …

Sep/10/2008 - 8:17am

Opinions on the impact of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s investigation into the student loan industry (which reared its head again Tuesday — see related article) vary widely. Supporters champion it as having shined a light on sleazy practices in which some lenders and colleges engaged, and as ultimately helping …

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