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Lawmakers Asked to Consider Funding for Apprenticeships at 2-Year Colleges – Inside Higher Ed

President Biden’s proposed $12 billion in funding for community colleges could go, in part, to help institutions build degree-based apprenticeship programs. As lawmakers consider additional funding for community colleges, higher education leaders are asking them to look at making targeted investments in apprenticeship programs. At hearings Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans seemed united in wanting to More Info »

Higher Education: IRS And Education Could Better Address Risks Associated with For-Profit College Conversions – GAO

Fast Facts A for-profit college can be converted into a nonprofit college if it’s sold to a tax-exempt organization and the Education Department approves the conversion. We testified that in about a third of cases we identified, college owners or officials held leadership roles in the college’s tax-exempt buyer. If that is the case, they More Info »

House Education Hearing Details Spate of For-Profit Institutions Converting to Nonprofit and How ED Can Improve Oversight – NASFAA

The House Education and Labor Committee on Tuesday held a hearing to detail the run of for-profit institutions converting to nonprofit, examining the impact those conversions have on students and taxpayers, honing in on a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found 59 for-profits have transitioned to nonprofits in the last decade. Committee Chairman More Info »

Additional Coverage of April 20 Hearings

For-Profit College Conversions: Examining Ways to Improve Accountability and Prevent Fraud View Witness Testimony and Watch Video Chairman Scott Opening Statement at Hearing to Examine For-Profit College Conversions to Non-Profit Institutions Foxx Opening Statement at Hearing on For-Profit College Conversions COVID-19 Recovery: Supporting Workers and Modernizing the Workforce Through Quality Education, Training, and Employment Opportunities More Info »

Lawmakers probe oversight of for-profit college conversions to nonprofit status – Higher Ed Dive

Dive Brief: Congressional lawmakers questioned a panel of higher ed experts during a hearing Tuesday about the oversight of for-profit colleges that convert to nonprofit status. The hearing was held in response to a report earlier this year from the U.S. Government Accountability Office that found conflicts of interest in a third of such transactions More Info »

Exclusive: Education Department data details struggle for students who feel defrauded – Yahoo! Finance

Education Department (ED) data obtained by Yahoo Finance details a backlog of claims from U.S. college students who felt defrauded, underscoring the Trump administration’s deregulatory actions toward U.S. higher education and the regulatory issues inherited by the Biden administration. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens with federally-backed student debt can apply for borrower defense if their More Info »

Sanders, Jayapal introduce bill to make college tuition-free for many Americans – The Hill

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) introduced legislation on Wednesday to make college tuition free for many Americans, which would be paid for by a tax on Wall Street. The bill would make community college tuition-free for everyone and four-year public colleges tuition-free and debt-free for students from families making up to More Info »