for-profit recruiter practices

for-profit recruiter practices

For-Profit Schools Sue the U.S. Secretary of Education

For-profit colleges have been taking a lot of criticism lately for their questionable marketing practices and deceptive methods to get students to qualify for financial aid. Now these schools are fighting back and have launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education.

The Association of Private-Sector Colleges and Universities has filed this lawsuit to undo the new regulations that are set to take place on July 1 citing them as unconstitutional. The rules have been put in place to stop recruiters from being paid based on the number of students they enroll, and to eliminate deceptive advertising by schools. The new regulations are part of a large package designed to stop schools from producing students that are poorly educated and in a large amount of student debt.

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Apollo Stock Falls after U.S. Investigation of Financial Aid Process

university of phoenixApollo Group Inc. is the largest education company out there when you are speaking in enrollment numbers. Unfortunately for Apollo, their stock has hit its lowest point in four years once word was released that the U.S. Department of Education will review financial aid practices at the University of Phoenix which is an Apollo school.

Apollo’s stock price fell 3.8 percent when the announcement was made. The review will start on December 6 and is set to cover the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years. This is not the first time this type of review has taken place where the University of Phoenix is concerned. There was a similar investigation in February of 2009. Read the rest of this entry »





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