Monthly Archives: February 2013
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
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
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
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.
By Kelly Field
“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