November 17, 2016Editor's Note 11/23/16: The specific highlight comparing the median earnings of for-profit certificate program graduates to the yearly income of a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage was updated to more directly reflect the shares of graduates in the for-profit and public sectors.
July 1, 2015Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Increases Accountability for Low-Performing For-Profit Institutions
Over the past six years, the Obama Administration has taken comprehensive action to tackle one of the biggest problems in higher education: abusive practices in the career college industry.
October 30, 2014Obama Administration Announces Final Rules to Protect Students from Poor-Performing Career College Programs
To protect students at career colleges from becoming burdened by student loan debt they cannot repay, today the U.S. Department of Education is announcing regulations to ensure that these institutions improve their outcomes for studentsor risk losing access to federal student aid.
March 14, 2014Obama Administration Takes Action to Protect Americans from Predatory, Poor-Performing Career Colleges
The Obama Administration announced today new steps to address growing concerns about burdensome student loan debt by requiring career colleges to do a better job of preparing students for gainful employmentor risk losing access to taxpayer-funded federal student aid.
June 26, 2012Five Percent of Career Training Programs Risk Losing Access to Federal Funds; 35 Percent Meet All Three Standards Under Gainful Employment Regulation
Today, the Obama Administration took another step in its ongoing effort to improve transparency, lower college costs, and enhance value for students, by releasing new data on career training programs.
June 1, 2011Obama Administration Announces New Steps to Protect Students from Ineffective Career College Programs
Today, the Obama Administration released final regulations requiring career college programs to better prepare students for "gainful employment" or risk losing access to Federal student aid.
October 28, 2010
The Obama administration today released a broad set of rules to strengthen federal student aid programs at for-profit, nonprofit and public institutions by protecting students from aggressive or misleading recruiting practices, providing consumers with better information about the effectiveness of career college and training programs, and ensuring that only eligible students or programs receive
September 24, 2010Department on Track to Implement Gainful Employment Regulations; New Schedule Provides Additional Time to Consider Extensive Public Input
The Department of Education today announced that it is on schedule to implement new regulations of the for-profit education sector dealing with gainful employment and 13 other issues to protect students and taxpayers. The regulations will be released in two phases.
July 23, 2010Proposed Rule Links Federal Student Aid to Loan Repayment Rates and Debt-to-Earnings Levels for Career College Graduates
The Obama Administration released today its proposed regulations requiring for-profit career colleges to better prepare students for "gainful employment" or risk losing access to federal student aid. The proposed rules seek to protect students from taking on unsustainable debt they cannot repay and to protect taxpayers from high loan default rates.