Debt From For-Profit Colleges Leading to Federal Regulation

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The Washington Post examines Congress and the Obama administration’s reaction to the rise in popularity of for-profit colleges. According to the Post, students are opting out of low-cost community colleges because of problems such as overcrowding and enrolling in much more expensive private, for-profit colleges such as the University of Phoenix and Kaplan University. The switch often leads to students incurring high student loan debts.  Click here to read "Federal oversight proposals target growing industry of for-profit colleges", about the new federal rules that would tighten oversight of the industry. Youth Today’s story about proposals to allow debt from private bank loans -- often obtained by students at for-profit colleges -- to be dismissed in bankruptcy is here.