The Department of Education has proposed changes that would expand accountability of for-profit colleges in addition to increasing financial transparency of all educational institutions.

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The Department of Education has proposed new regulations to protect students enrolled in for-profit institutions and certificate programs from being saddled with debt they can’t afford to repay. The public has until June 20 to comment on the proposal.

"We cannot turn a blind eye to the college programs that are leaving students with mountains of unaffordable debts," said Undersecretary of Education James Kvaal in a press release from May 17.

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