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FSA’s Guidance on Gainful Employment Regulation ‘Nothing Short of a Debacle’

APSCU’s Thoughts
The value of the NASFAA testimony is important for two reasons. First, it serves as an independent, highly respected voice making clear there are significant problems with the implementation of the Gainful Employment regulation.

Whether it’s a Wave, Ripple, or Undertow … Position Your School to Handle all Political Currents

Turning Strangers into Students® (and Advocates) – A Study on Inbound Marketing and Recruitment in Higher Education (Part 2)

By Dr. Jean Norris, Managing Partner, Norton|Norris, Inc. and Linda Ganster, Managing Partner, The Grandview Group
Welcome to Part 2 of our 3-part series “Turning Strangers into Students® – A Study on Inbound Marketing and Recruitment in Higher Education.” In Part 1, we looked at both the challenges and opportunities that face the career school sector with a focus on those working in admissions.

The Communication Hierarchy – A Major Tool in Generating Referrals

Personal Financial Programs that Work Effectively for Proprietary Schools and Students

By Peter Bielagus, Financial Advisor, Author, Speaker and Tamra Nashman, CAREER Instructor, Author, Speaker
Thirty years ago, it was popular to tell the incoming freshman class, “Turn to the person on your left and then to the person on your right. In four years, one of those people won’t be here.”

Why a Great Financial Aid Person is Worth Her Weight in Gold

90-10 Presents an Annual Compliance Challenge for School Leadership

By Stephen T. Chema II and Ben Walker, Ritzert & Leyton, PC
“90-10,” this simple ratio, represents the Department of Education’s mandate that all proprietary institutions must “derive at least 10 percent of their revenues for each fiscal year from sources other than Title IV, HEA program funds.”

Whether it’s a Wave, Ripple, or Undertow … Position Your School to Handle all Political Currents

Developing and Managing a Personal Brand

Jeff Bockelman, CEO & Founder, CareerScribe and Pedagog
The economy is growing, unemployment is falling, and companies are finally hiring again, so this is the perfect time for your students to be evaluating the value of their professional asset and the habits they have – or don’t have, but they need to be prepared to promote themselves.

Verifiable Placement Rates: Strategies for Compliance and Success

CFPB Rules Proposal may Drastically Impact School Arbitration Agreements

By Bill Ojile, Partner, and Henry Baskerville, Of Counsel, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
On October 7, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its intent to launch a rulemaking process that would prohibit companies from using arbitration clauses that preclude consumers from filing class action lawsuits.

CollegeAmerica Wins Major Legal Victory

Recent Trends: Limiting Liability for Career Colleges Under the Federal False Claims Act

By Martin M. Loring, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
One signature. It is the final act taken by educational institutions to gain access to federal student loans and grants for thousands of students. That one signature, however, may simultaneously expose recipient institutions to allegations of hundreds of millions of dollars in liability.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Higher Education: Considering the Letter of Intent

Incentive Compensation: Who is Subject to the Ban? Who is Not?

By Robert B. Walker Jr., Senior Associate, Ritzert & Leyton, PC
Disclaimer: The contents of this article do not constitute legal or regulatory advice or counsel. Neither do they establish an attorney-client relationship of any sort. No person or entity should act, or refrain from acting, on the basis of the information discussed herein without seeking individualized, professional counsel as appropriate.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Higher Education: Considering the Letter of Intent

ACICS: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s CID is ‘Outside its Jurisdiction’

Interview with Albert C. Gray, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer and Anthony S. Bieda, Vice President of External Affairs, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
In August, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

HIGHER ED TALKS TO CONTINUE – Politico