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Officials cracking down on accreditation shopping

Jul 2, 2010
Officials want to stop for-profit schools from shopping for accreditation by buying struggling colleges.
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Solving the U.S. education crisis

Jul 1, 2010
Economics correspondent Chris Farrell explains why we should focus on resolving the education crisis in the U.S.
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For-profit schools questioned by Congress

Jun 24, 2010
For-profit schools were called to Capitol Hill today to answer questions about taking government funds but leaving students loaded with debt.
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Senate explores value of for-profit colleges

Jun 24, 2010
Many for-profit universities receive over 90% of their funding from the government. The Senate is taking closer at whether their students are getting a good return on investments.
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A jobless recovery and a lost generation

Jun 18, 2010
The tough job market new college graduates are getting dumped into may significantly affect their chances for higher positions and salaries.
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Getting Personal

Jun 18, 2010
Tess Vigeland and finance expert Ilyce Glink take Chicagoans' questions at the Thompson Center on landing a job, how much a college degree is worth and how to market yourself online.
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For-profit schools may face new rules

Jun 16, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education has been looking into recruitment and student debt loads at for-profit schools. And now officials have proposed a series of new rules. Amy Scott reports.
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Give parents the truth on financial aid

Jun 11, 2010
With tuition mounting every year and the economy barely coming off the skids, the stress of paying for college is taking its toll on parents. Commentator Kim Clark says government agencies and politicians aren't helping by marketing scholarships and financial aid that doesn't live up to its billing.
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Colleges hitting up alums early

Jun 11, 2010
College fundraisers are upping their game and asking alums -- and sometimes even freshmen -- to donate, especially because college endowments took a huge hit from the Great Recession.
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Cooperation helps MBA grads find jobs

Jun 8, 2010
Graduation season's here, and life after the diploma doesn't look as daunting as last year for new grads. Things may be looking up as some MBA students figure out how to land a job in a tough economy. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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