CECU’s Response to the Department of Education’s Low-Financial-Value Postsecondary Programs List Request for Information
Arlington, VA – Today, Career Education Colleges and Universities submitted our comment letter to the U.S. Department of Education’s Request for Information Regarding Public Transparency for Low-Financial-Value Postsecondary Programs.
“We applaud the Department for opening up the process and giving all stakeholders the opportunity to provide comments on ways to identify low-financial-value postsecondary programs,” said CECU’s President and CEO, Dr. Jason Altmire. “Our hope is that the Department will seriously consider our constructive and thoughtful comments to ensure that prospective students, their families, and taxpayers have access to meaningful, accurate information on all sectors of higher education.”
On January 11, 2023, the Biden administration announced its intent to publish a watch list of “low-financial-value postsecondary programs” and solicited public feedback on the best ways to identify and publicize these programs to promote greater transparency and accountability in higher education. According to the announcement, the Department is concerned there are too many low-financial-value postsecondary programs, defined in the notice as those in which the “total costs exceed the financial benefits provided to students.”
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Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) is the national association serving the proprietary higher education sector.