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For-profit college industry slips through cracks of accountability

Over the past decade, there have been at least 65 state and federal investigations against for-profit colleges. More than 25 of these investigations have ended in court settlements or judgments worth over $1.5 billion. Yet to date, fewer than 35,000 people across the nation have been confirmed to have gotten any money back from their for-profit schools because of these court actions.

Jan 10, 2017
Education

University of Phoenix responds to federal ban, but it’s secret so far

The Defense Department is reviewing a response from the University of Phoenix to the military’s decision to ban its recruiters from military facilities and suspend it from enrolling more military personnel under the tuition assistance program, even as Republican senators came to the for-profit school’s defense.

Oct 23, 2015
Education

Profiting off the GI Bill

Under the expanded GI Bill passed in 2008, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have their college tuition paid for, up to $19,000 a year. But for-profit schools are making billions in GI Bill money and leaving veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.

Jun 28, 2014