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Program Integrity: Gainful Employment – Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket ID ED-2017-OPE-0090] Program Integrity: Gainful Employment AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of applicable dates; request for comments. SUMMARY: On January 6 and January 19, 2017, the Department announced dates by which institutions subject to the Department’s gainful employment (GE) regulations must comply with certain disclosure requirements More Info »

Attorney General Becerra Secures $67 Million in Debt Relief for Defrauded Former Corinthian Students in California

Following Investigation, Balboa Student Loan Trust Agrees to Immediately Halt Collections and Forgive 100% of Remaining Loan Balances SAN FRANCISCO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a settlement with Balboa Student Loan Trust (Balboa) that will provide $67 million in critical debt forgiveness and other much-needed relief for the 34,971 Californians who took More Info »

Northwestern College Conducts 114th Commencement!

President/CEO Steve Gunderson of Career Education Colleges & Universities Presented Keynote Address [Bridgeview, Chicago-Jefferson Park, IL] Northwestern College held its 114th Commencement Ceremony on June 8 at The Copernicus Center in Chicago’s Jefferson Park. President Lawrence Schumacher announced that nearly 280 students that participated were awarded certificates and degrees upon completing their studies at the More Info »

Stealing A Page From Disruption To Transform Accreditation – Forbes

One of the only things Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C. can agree on is that they don’t like the accreditation system in higher education. The “watchdogs that don’t bark,” as former Education Secretary Arne Duncan famously termed them, just don’t seem to be doing a great job holding institutions responsible for their student outcomes, More Info »

Monroe College Confers Degrees on 2,600 Students Representing 53 Countries at 85th Annual Commencement

NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Deliver Commencement Addresses at Radio City Music Hall Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, held its 85th Annual Commencement yesterday at Radio City Music Hall in midtown Manhattan. Benjamin Tucker, the First Deputy Commissioner of the New York Police Department, More Info »

Briggs: Former ITT Tech CEO, board directors could face reckoning 2 years after collapse – IndyStar

Investors got wiped out. Employees lost their jobs. About 40,000 students had to choose between giving up on school or finding another college. But out of everyone who was hurt in the collapse of ITT Technical Institute, one group has remained relatively unscathed: the executives who led the Carmel-based parent company as it veered toward More Info »

Bill Would Protect Licenses of Those Who Default on Student Loans – The New York Times

Senators Marco Rubio and Elizabeth Warren planned to introduce a bill on Thursday that would prevent states from suspending residents’ driver’s and professional licenses over unpaid federal student loans. Critics have called the practice a self-defeating approach that denies borrowers the means to pay their debts. The bipartisan proposal comes after a November report by More Info »

Ashford University Launches New Master’s Degree in Finance

Degree program will prepare students to lead organizational financial decisions The Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University has launched a new Master of Science in Finance program. The online program is designed to prepare students for finance careers that require both the technical and analytical skills required for financial management. The degree More Info »

House Proposal Would Boost Career and Technical Training, Keep Pell Grant Flat – Inside Higher Ed

A House appropriations proposal for fiscal year 2019 would provide a $119 million increase for career and technical education but would keep the maximum Pell Grant flat at $6,095 in fiscal year 2019. The proposal, released Thursday, would also increase support for the TRIO and GEAR UP programs by $60 million and $10 million, respectively. More Info »

Release of the 2018 Draft Staff Report – ACICS

Statement from Michelle Edwards, President of ACICS on the Release of the 2018 Draft Staff Report Background: In response to the recent release by the U.S. Department of Education of a March 2018 Draft Staff Report regarding ACICS recognition, it is important to understand that the Draft Staff Report was exactly that – a draft More Info »