November 15, 2022

Feds Tell Accreditor SACS to Shape Up, Examine Keiser University

The U.S. Department of Education last month determined that one of the country’s major accreditors of colleges and universities is out of compliance with numerous federal regulations. It also directed the accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), to provide more information regarding its oversight of Florida-based Keiser University and
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November 13, 2022

Why Is Perdoceo’s Chairman Selling So Much Company Stock?

Todd Nelson, the executive chairman of Perdoceo Education Corp., one of America’s largest for-profit college companies, has sold a huge volume of his shares in the company in recent weeks — even as Perdoceo has been telling investors that things are going well. Nelson has frequently been featured on this website because of his outsized
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November 13, 2022

Troubled ASA College Loses Accreditation

Accreditor Middle States Commission on Higher Education has withdrawn accreditation from troubled for-profit ASA College. As a result, unless that decision is reversed on appeal, ASA will lose access to the federal student aid that has made up almost two-thirds of its revenue. In a letter dated November 11, Middle States told ASA that accreditation
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October 27, 2022

Keiser U Loses Court Argument Over Robocalls

A Florida federal judge last week rejected a motion by controversial career school Keiser University to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Maria Fernanda Soto Leigue, who says she was bombarded with messages from Keiser urging her to enroll – conduct that she claims violated Florida’s statute governing robocalls.  The October 20 opinion by U.S. District
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October 26, 2022

ASA College Withdraws Bid to Stay Licensed in Florida

Troubled for-profit ASA College today told a Florida oversight agency that it is not seeking renewal of licensure for its Hialeah, Florida, campus, the only campus the company operates in the state. ASA’s  president told a meeting of the Florida Commission on Independent Education (CIE) that the company plans to close the campus next spring
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October 26, 2022

Education Department Restricts Cash Flow to Florida Career College

The U.S. Department of Education has placed troubled for-profit Florida Career College (FCC) on Heightened Cash Monitoring 2 (HCM2), a restrictive status under which a school must request reimbursements from the Department for student financial aid, rather than getting payments in advance. The decision was recently made public through the Department’s quarterly filing of schools
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October 4, 2022

New York For-Profit College Fined For Deceptive Subway Ads

For-profit ASA College has agreed to pay $112,500 in penalties for deceptive ads displayed on New York City subway cars this year. The ads were exposed in a February article on Republic Report, thanks to photos sent to us by eagle-eyed straphangers, including staff of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), a non-profit legal
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September 28, 2022

Biden EPA Is Failing To Protect Americans From Chemical Disasters

This week, a group of national security and environmental experts — including former EPA administrator and New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman, former OSHA head David Michaels, and retired Army generals Russel Honoré and Randy Manner — along with this author, sent a letter to Biden EPA director Michael Regan calling on the administration to
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