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U.S. Department of Education Regulation Denies Access to Millions of New Traditional Students


Washington, D.C., October 30, 2014 – Following the release of the final gainful employment regulation, Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, released the following statement:


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Statement on U.S. District Court's Opinion on APSCU v. Duncan

Following the United States District Court for the District of Columbia's opinion on APSCU v. Duncan, Civil Action No. 14-277, Sally Stroup, executive vice president of government relations and general counsel at APSCU, issued the following statement:


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  • APSCU Offers Comments on the Higher Education Affordability Act (08/29/2014)

    APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sent a letter to U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) with comments on the Higher Education Affordability Act (HEAA), the discussion draft proposal for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

  • APSCU Statement on Senate HELP Committee Majority Staff Report (07/30/2014)

    Following the release of a report on Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits from U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, APSCU's vice president of military and veterans affairs Michael Dakduk released the following statement.

  • APSCU Announces 2014 Achievement Award Winners (06/04/2014)

    APSCU announced the recipients of the 2014 Achievement Awards. This year, APSCU will honor the accomplishments of an educator and a graduate within the private sector college community.

  • IP-Intensive Industries Skill Sets Are Focus of New Report (12/05/2013)

    Private sector institutions were responsible for awarding 23 percent of all the degrees and certifications required to earn jobs in IP-intensive industries in 2012. Three-quarters of these jobs are in STEM fields: technologists, technicians, and production workers that support scientists, engineers, and managers who research, develop, and manufacture innovative products and services. This data is in a new report released today by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).

 

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