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Explaining Florida’s For-Profit College Industry

Miami Herald reporter Michael Vasquez has spent a year digging into Florida’s for-profit college industry for a series called Higher Ed Hustle. About 300,000 Florida students attend a for-profit college, which often specialize in training low-skill workers for a new career. But students often find their degree doesn’t qualify for the career they were seeking, […]

Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

After a long reign as the fastest-growing and most problematic sector in higher education, for-profit colleges are on the ropes. This week the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will review how federal student aid is administered at one of the country’s largest for-profit colleges, the University of Phoenix. Owned by the publicly traded […]

Congress Wary Of For-Profit Schools Recruiting Veterans

For-profit colleges and universities are swarming military veterans seeking more education after serving in Afghanistan, Iraq or some other location, NPR reports. Te reason is simple: Veterans have access to college money though the GI Bill. Many of the vets wind up on phone and email lists by seeking information through website which seem like […]

For-Profit Colleges Cashing in on G.I. Bill, Report Says

For-profit colleges are raking in federal education money for military veterans, according to a U.S. Senate report. Our colleagues at StateImpact Indiana have the details. A United States Senate study committee found that for-profit colleges are collecting nearly a quarter of all funds issued to veterans for education.  According to the study, for-profit colleges benefited […]

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