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Zovio Announces Historic Higher Education Transaction

Zovio completes sale of Ashford University to University of Arizona Global Campus, will continue to provide world-class education technology services CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2020 — Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO) announced today that the sale of Ashford University to University of Arizona Global Campus (“Global Campus”) is now complete. Following approval from WSCUC in November, the More Info »

Ranking College Dashboards – Inside Higher Ed

The project We Rate COVID Dashboards has been evaluating college and university attempts at transparency. Eight months into the pandemic, how are institutions doing? Many things about this college semester have been new. For one, in most other years students would not regularly check a webpage to track the spread of disease on their campuses. More Info »

Will Trump Extend Student Loan Relief? We May Know Soon – Forbes

Will student loan borrowers catch a break? We may know as soon as this week. For much of 2020, millions of student loan borrowers have not had to repay their federal student loans because of emergency pandemic relief. Congress passed the CARES Act in April in the wake of the rapid economic collapse brought about More Info »

Colleges Grapple With Grim Financial Realities – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Net-tuition losses and steep discount rates augur a precarious spring Start early and get to Thanksgiving. That was the goal for a range of colleges that held in-person classes in the fall despite the pandemic. But how many got to the end of the semester in a healthy financial condition? Many colleges enrolled significantly fewer More Info »

Purdue Global partners with Arizona community colleges – Inside Indiana Business

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Purdue University Global has formed a partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges to help with students’ transfer from the Arizona schools to Purdue Global. Purdue Global says qualifying students will have guaranteed admission to their preferred school. “Purdue Global and the Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to providing greater educational opportunities More Info »

Education Policy Wish Lists For The New Administration – Politico

As the Biden transition kicks into full gear in the coming weeks, the policy wish lists from various groups are piling up. Many have comprehensive agendas for both the incoming administration and new Congress. Some of the recommendations for executive action from groups likely to have the Biden administration’s ear when it comes to crafting More Info »

Veterans and COVID-19 – Inside Higher Ed

Colleges need to focus on recruiting, supporting and graduating student veterans now more than ever, as these students face hardships due to the pandemic, experts say. A recent brief from the American Talent Initiative urges colleges to enroll more students who are military service veterans. The initiative is a collective of colleges and universities committed More Info »

Colleges Need to Avoid Misleading Ad Claims – The Century Foundation

As the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and its mismanagement continues to ravage the country, it is not hard to imagine an increased number of people turning to colleges to look for new credentials in hopes of increasing their job prospects. Colleges may be tempted to do anything necessary to cash in on this More Info »

College network debuts framework to serve diverse student bodies – Education Dive

Dive Brief: The Presidents Forum, a network of 17 colleges, recently released a framework to help higher education institutions serve an increasingly diverse student body. The 10 principles comprising the framework include providing more transparency around programs’ return on investment, partnering with employers and alternative education providers, and offering a variety of credentials such as More Info »

With Time Running Out, Will ED Act on Debt Relief? – NASFAA

With less than two months until Inauguration Day, the Department of Education (ED) will need to decide if it will address the impending deadline on the student loan moratorium or allow the pause to lapse, effectively forcing President-elect Joe Biden’s administration to re-implement the policy. While the transition process has been stymied by a number More Info »