Protect Students and Taxpayers from Career Education Rip-Offs!
The Department of Education has released its proposed "gainful employment" regulation, but it needs to be strengthened to adequately protect students and taxpayers. Tell the Department the rule needs to prompt schools to quickly improve or end weak programs that consistently leave students with debts they can't pay, and it needs to require schools to provide financial relief to students who enrolled in programs that don't meet the modest proposed standards.
The rule enforces a federal law requiring career education programs that receive federal student aid - at public, nonprofit, and for-profit colleges - to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. According to the Department of Education, an astonishing 72 percent of the for-profit college programs subject to the proposed regulation produced graduates who on average earned less than high school dropouts.
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Take action now! Contact the Education Department and urge a strong rule that protects students and taxpayers from career college cons.