Monthly Archives: February 2013

Unexpected Ruling for University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix expects to here they are being placed on Probation by their accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, this Spring. The  accreditor’s team of reviewers from the Higher Learning Commission had concluded that the university had insufficient autonomy from its corporate parent.

Read more: University of Phoenix expects to Be Placed on Probation by Its Accreditor by Eric Kelderman



Best Practices for Military and Veterans

Serving the military and veterans in the for-profit sector is a high priority for the for-profit sector to help those students achieve success. The Association for Private Sector Colleges and Universities released a Best Practices for all higher education institutions to assist this diverse group of students.


Read more: For-Profit Group Suggests Best Practices for Serving Military and Veteran Students by Ann Schnoebelen



Bill Proposed to Eliminate For-Profits from State Aid

State Senator Chapin Rose of Illinois has proposed  a bill that would make students enrolled on for-profit schools ineligible to qualify for the state’s MAP grants.

Read More: Illinois Bill Would Bar Students at For-Profit Colleges From State Aid By the Chronicle on Higher Education


Obama and College Affordability

In his first State of the Union address of his second term, President Obama stressed the importance of higher education and affordability. Placing much of his emphasis on value, President Obama stated a new college Scorecard would be released for potential students to use in assessing a school. However, the scorecard only looks at costs, completion rates, and student- loan debt. Many elements of why students “choose” a certain school are once again left out of the equation.

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Obama Puts Federal Weight Behind Calls for College Affordability

By Kelly Field

Pell Looking Good for 2014

“The federal student aid program, previously thought to face a $5.7 billion shortfall in 2014, now has another year on sound financial footing. While there still is a shortfall in 2015, it is much smaller than expected.”

Read More: No Pell Shortfall for 2014 by Libby Nelson