Government Looks To React Quicker to Allegations of Illegal Actions by Colleges

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Government Looks To React Quicker to Allegations of Illegal Actions by Colleges

Oct, 30th 2016

Feb. 8, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.

By JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.

The Education Department said Monday that it was creating a new student aid enforcement unit that will "respond more quickly and efficiently to allegations of illegal actions by higher education institutions."

Critics have complained the government didn't move swiftly enough to take action against for-profit schools like Corinthian Colleges, which filed for bankruptcy protection last year amid fraud allegations, closing schools and leaving thousands of students with hefty student debt and frustrated efforts at earning degrees.

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