For-Profit Colleges May Lose Access to U.S. Aid Over Violations

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by tmarket, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. About time. These colleges are like the banks that profited from subprime loans. These colleges push substandard education to students who are poorly suited for the courses offered and the colleges profit from the US govt student aid.

    Another ill conceived deregulation that started in the GW Bush tenure:
    "Incentive compensation was banned by the Education Department from 1992 until 2002, when the George W. Bush administration created safe harbors. The exceptions allowed the practice when recruiters weren’t paid solely on the basis of enrollments. "

    For-Profit Colleges May Lose Access to U.S. Aid Over Violations
    For-profit colleges that pay recruiters based on the number of students they sign up may lose access to U.S. government student aid, which provided the colleges with $26.5 billion last year and can account for as much as 90 percent of company revenue.

    "For-profit colleges have come under growing scrutiny as Secretary Arne Duncan prepares tighter industry regulations and Senate and House committees examine how for-profit colleges mislead applicants, target veterans and register student default rates at least double those of traditional universities. Republicans are raising objections to tougher regulations as they prepare to take control of the House of Representatives in January.

    Shares of Phoenix-based Apollo Group Inc. have declined 42 percent this year, through Nov. 19. An index of 13 education companies lost 32 percent during the same period."
  2. Bob111


  3. Hey, Nancy, the entire college system is this way.
  4. I agree that most For-Profit schools are nothing but scams. They're almost as bad as the supposed Non-Profit schools which also deliver little or nothing in the form of actual skill sets needed for employment.
    The value of education has been severely diminished by demanding that everyone have some form of "higher education" regardless of how menial the career path. The fact is that most jobs do not require any higher education at all. OJT would suffice in most cases, and that's what ends up happening anyway. Bottom line, it's all about the money and funneling dollars in to the education industry, and in that industry, like all others, ain't no such thing as non-profit.
  5. zdreg


    if there was no government loans tuition would be much lower.

    give this theme some thought.