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Repeal of the Gainful Employment Standards for Career Programs

May 31, 2019

In the coming days, the U.S. Department of Education will publish a final regulation repealing the gainful employment rule, which identifies career education programs that consistently leave students with large debts they cannot afford. Many of these programs are offered by for-profit colleges, and they disproportionately enroll veterans and students of color.

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Memo to Policymakers on California Student Grant Aid Consolidation

September 27, 2018

Memo to California state policymakers on a framework to facilitate conversations about how to more effectively harness financial aid dollars to serve California’s students.  This analysis includes rough estimates on the cost of implementing a “statewide affordability pledge” under specified parameters.