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University of Phoenix owner's sale clears a crucial hurdle

The Higher Learning Commission, a college accreditation agency, has cleared the way for the $1.1 billion sale of Apollo Education Group, owner of the University of Phoenix, Western International University and College for Financial Planning, to a group of investors.


Virginians who attended defunct for-profit colleges eligible for loan forgiveness

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Tuesday said his office is notifying some 5,300 people who attended a chain of defunct for-profit colleges of their eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.


For-profit college students make a last-ditch attempt at faster debt relief

A coalition of people who say they were defrauded by Corinthian Colleges, ITT Technical Institutes, Art Institutes and other for-profit colleges are urging the Obama administration to cancel their debt before Donald Trump takes office.


Stanford class challenges grads to pick defense over Google

Stanford's engineering school offers Hacking for Defense. The course aims to harness the speed and flexibility of Silicon Valley innovation to help solve some of the most urgent and complex challenges confronting the country's defense and intelligence agencies.