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Senators Condemn For-Profit Colleges' Use of Military Tuition Aid

Senator Dick Durbin from Illinois and another U.S. senator want stricter standards in accreditation of for-profit colleges and universities receiving federal funds distributed under the military tuition assistance program. Read the article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

For-Profit Colleges Under Fire

NewsChannel 5 reports on a federal investigation of tactics used by for-profit colleges such as Sanford Brown.
Watch the video from KSDK.

The report comes on the heels of a 2-year investigation into the for-profit college industry led by Sen. Tom Harkin.
Read the report.

Why Community College Could Be Your Ticket To Financial Success

A new study suggests community college graduates may earn more than bachelor's degree holders. 
Read this Forbes piece.


Column: Community College Key to a Better Future

Jill Biden reflects on the sense of hope she sees in community college students.
Read her commentary in USA Today.


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