Education Politics and Policy
Bill would make for-profit colleges ineligible for federal student loans – CNBC
A bill introduced this month by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, dubbed the “Students Not Profits Act of 2019,” would ban the U.S. Department of Education from sending its federal grants and loans to for-profit colleges.
House Democrats Plan Committee Vote On Higher Ed Plan – Politico
The markup for the bill, dubbed the College Affordability Act, will be on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., according to the aide.
House panel passes healthcare training bill – Community College Daily
A federal program to prepare low-income individuals for good-paying healthcare careers would see its federal funding quintupled — from $85 million to $425 million annually — under a bill passed this week by the House Ways and Means Committee.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in contempt of court in student-loan forgiveness dispute – NBC News
A U.S. magistrate judge also fined the Education Department $100,000 for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former students of for-profit Corinthian Colleges.
Trump Official to Campaign on Student Debt Relief – Inside Higher Ed
A. Wayne Johnson, a departing top official at the Office of Federal Student Aid under Betsy DeVos, calls for canceling federal student debt as his “signature issue” for a Senate run.
Klobuchar Higher Ed Plan Would Expand Pell, Fix PSLF, Support Defrauded Students – NASFAA
Klobuchar wrote that as president, she would almost double the maximum Pell Grant award to $12,000, index it to inflation, and expand eligibility to families with annual incomes of up to $100,000.
UEI College Launches New Electrician Technician Program at West Covina Campus
“UEI College’s new electrician technician program is a timely answer to a growing need for trained electrician professionals,” said J.C. Rivas, Campus President.
Sullivan’s online hospitality management program ranked one of nation’s best – The Lane Report
Sullivan University has been ranked by Online Schools Report as offering one of the best online hospitality management degrees in the nation.
Hispanic Nurses Can Advance Their Careers Thanks To Herzing University – Latin Times
Through the partnership, NAHN members are eligible for tuition discounts on all of Herzing’s undergrad and graduate nursing programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, RN to BSN completion program, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and post-master’s certificate programs.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) Back in September the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School welcomed Veterans for Career Education and supporter Pete Hegseth to their campus. School President, Bob Thacker, speaks on the 70 year history of supporting veterans at the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School in his interview.
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Spillover Impacts of Sanctions on For-Profits – Inside Higher Ed
When the federal government penalized for-profit colleges for high student loan default rates, annual enrollment of Pell Grant recipients at those institutions declined by 70 percent, according to a new report from Third Way, a center-left think tank.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
FTC Attorney Says Lead Purchasers Must Proactively Manage Lead Sources – National Law Review
An article written by the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection reminds purchasers of lead generation advertising – both end providers and intermediaries – of the obligation to manage lead generators diligently and responsibly.