A group representing for-profit colleges and trade schools filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Department of Education seeking to block new regulations of the sector, the Associated Press reports. For-profit colleges, which rely heavily on students receiving federal aid, have been criticized for leaving too many students with large debt and questionable job prospects. The lawsuit from the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenges new rules issued in October that are scheduled to go into effect July 31. At issue are regulations that prohibit paying recruiters based on how many students they enroll, seek to rein in deceptive advertising and require states to authorize colleges for students to be eligible to receive federal loans…

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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