Testimony Before the Department of Education: Negotiated Rulemaking Governing the 90/10 Rule

On behalf of the institute I want to express my concern with the proposed changes to the 90/10 rule governing the share of revenue that career colleges can receive from the federal government. At the Institute we analyzed the role of proprietary institutions in higher education back in October. Our research shows that proprietary and […]

The Economic Standard: DOE’s War on Career Colleges Will Harm the Very Students It Seeks to Help

This week, the Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking committee will meet to discuss sweeping changes to the 90/10 rule governing the share of revenue that career colleges can receive from the federal government. According to reports, the committee is likely to recommend broadening the scope of “federal funds” under 90/10 to make it more difficult […]

Current Pell Grant Provisions Will Not Build Back Better for Low-Income and Non-Traditional Students

ACI has learned that the current iteration of the Build Back Better plan politicizes Pell Grants, a long an effective means for allowing low-income Americans access to a quality education. Under the proposed changes, nearly one million students who use their Pell Grants to attend proprietary and career colleges would be excluded from the access […]

The Economic Standard: Proprietary Colleges Crackdowns Will Harm Students

Over the past ten years, proprietary colleges have become the boogeyman of the modern American education system. Critics routinely contend that these institutions “frequently charge their students too much in tuition while delivering too little in education and opportunities.” As a result federal regulators have proposed several regulations that would discriminate against proprietary schools, harm traditionally underserved […]

ACI Files Testimony with The Department of Education Regarding Proprietary Colleges

As advocates for quality education and school choice for all Americans, we commend the Department’s efforts to safeguard the quality of educational options available to students. When it comes to considering any changes to the 90/10 rule, we urge you to consider the full extent of ramifications that could potentially be at odds with the […]

New Study: Discriminatory Regulations in Higher Education and the Role of Proprietary Colleges

Discriminatory Regulations in Higher Education and the Role of Proprietary Colleges While proprietary higher-educational institutions are facing increased public and political scrutiny, those at the center of the debate ignore important empirical evidence that points to a broader function of these institutions in the American education system. This study examines the role proprietary colleges play in […]