For-Profit-College Group Sues Education Dept. Over New Recruiting Regulations

The association representing for-profit colleges sued the U.S. Department of Education on Friday, alleging that three new rules—one designed to prevent misrepresentation in recruiting,  another to end the use of bonus payments tied to enrollments, and a third to allow states greater oversight over distance education—are so “vague and poorly written” that they will force colleges to waste time and money defending themselves against frivolous lawsuits. Echoing complaints it has been voicing for months, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities said in a news release that its 1,500 member colleges believe in fair oversight but filed the federal lawsuit to block regulations that “as written are not fair, lawful, or workable.”

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