Week in Review

Apr/02/2015 - 6:32pm

Career College Central Summary:

America’s colleges and universities are terribly inefficient and excessively expensive, foster relatively little learning and ability to think critically, and turn out too many graduates who end up underemployed. These and related problems have grown sharply in the half century since the Higher Education Act of 1965 heralded a major expansion of …

Apr/02/2015 - 6:18pm

Career College Central Summary:

A commonly-held leftist meme is that conservatives hate education. The technical word for this is “nonsense”: conservatives value education just as highly as liberals, and it bears repeating that the majority of college graduates vote Republican. Conservatives do, however, have strong criticisms of academia, which is a related but distinct matter from …

Apr/01/2015 - 7:00pm

Mission critical: Four ways to make loan counseling stick with students

By Rob Davenport, senior writer at TG’s HigherEDGE®

It’s a perennial challenge for schools: how do you deliver loan counseling so that students walk away ready to practice what they’ve learned about repayment. Think of entrance counseling, typically provided …

Apr/01/2015 - 6:42pm

Career College Central Summary:

In 2010, the Obama Administration put new teeth into regulations barring colleges from compensating recruiters based on their success in enrolling students. But apparently, the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office, which is in charge of enforcing the rules, didn’t get the message.

It’s hard to reach any other conclusion …

Apr/01/2015 - 6:23pm

Career College Central Summary:

The President signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Education and other federal agencies to work across the federal government to do more to help borrowers afford their monthly loan payments including:

(1) a state-of-the-art complaint system to ensure quality service and accountability for the Department of Education, its contractors, and colleges, …

Apr/01/2015 - 6:16pm

Career College Central Summary:

Fourteen federal student loan borrowers refusing to make their monthly payments to protest the U.S. Department of Education's shoddy oversight of for-profit colleges met with senior government officials on Tuesday to share their stories and learn about the department's plan to help them.

The Education Department’s answer, in short: Keep on waiting.

The borrowers …

Mar/31/2015 - 10:20pm

Career College Central Summary:

The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday, for the first time, named most of the hundreds of colleges whose federal aid it has restricted because of concerns about their finances or compliance with federal requirements.

The department released a partial list of the nearly 560 institutions that, as of March 1, were subject …

Mar/31/2015 - 10:10pm

Career College Central Summary:

State lawmakers are helping dole out $1 million in college scholarships this year, but they can keep the winners secret under a program run by a group of private, for-profit colleges.

The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools, a lobbying group that represents for-profit schools statewide, requires students to get a lawmaker’s …

Mar/31/2015 - 10:04pm

Career College Central Summary:

Apollo Marketing Group, an online advertising network affiliated with the University of Phoenix and its parent company, will move as many as 200 staffers out of town and eliminate dozens of positions before its Financial District lease runs out in the fall.

The "vast majority" of up to 300 San Francisco positions will …

Mar/31/2015 - 9:06pm

Career College Central Summary:

A group of student-loan borrowers has declared that they're not going to repay their student loans, and they are asking the Department of Education to cancel their debt.

 

They are former students — perhaps I should say "victims" — of a for-profit college operator that lost eligibility for federal student loans last year …

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