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California and 7 other states file amicus brief in Corinthian Colleges lawsuit

October 11, 2018 |

California and seven other states have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos by former Corinthian Colleges students who allege the department is unfairly denying student loan debt relief to students of the now-defunct for-profit school system.


L.A. Times – Business

Trump gets an F from judge for favoring ‘predatory’ for-profit colleges

September 18, 2018 |

President Trump, who paid $ 25 million to settle allegations he defrauded Trump University students, and whose private-school education was covered entirely by his parents, was handed a legal defeat last week in his efforts to ignore a rule enacted by the Obama administration to protect student…


L.A. Times – Business

Under Trump, full loan forgiveness is rare for swindled students of for-profit colleges

September 8, 2018 |

The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges, according to preliminary Education Department data obtained by the Associated Press.

The figures demonstrate the effect of Education Secretary…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon partners with L.A. community colleges for cloud computing program

August 9, 2018 |

Starting as early as this fall, students around Los Angeles will have the opportunity to learn to code in one of the biggest software growth areas: cloud computing, an increasingly popular online-based technology that is used for data analytics and file storage.

That’s due to a partnership announced…


L.A. Times – Business

Some colleges accept a share of students’ future salary instead of tuition

July 21, 2018 |

As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.

Norwich University in Vermont announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of contract,…


L.A. Times – Business

Job program for foreign graduates of U.S. colleges has quadrupled in size

May 10, 2018 |

Almost 1.5 million foreign students have been allowed to stay and work in the United States after graduation as part of a work permit program that now is larger than the controversial H-1B program for highly skilled foreign workers, according to a new report.

The number of students in the science,…


L.A. Times – Business

Beyonce Plans Major Donations to Black Colleges

April 17, 2018 |

Beyonce plans to make some generous donations to the historically black colleges she honored in her headline performance at Coachella Saturday. The singer’s BeyGOOD initiative will award $ 100,000 through its new Homecoming Scholars Award program to four institutions, the Los Angeles Times reports. One student each at Xavier University…
Newser

Almost all student loan fraud claims involve for-profit colleges, study finds

November 9, 2017 |

Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98% of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday.

The study by the Century Foundation represents the most thorough analysis to date…


L.A. Times – Business

Hunger is a bigger problem than you think at America’s colleges

October 28, 2017 |

Many students at colleges and universities across the nation aren’t just hungry for knowledge. They’re hungry for food. And they need help.
FOX News