Education Business

For-profit colleges tap GI Bill loophole for business

July 30, 2014
Bloomberg News
The so-called “90/10 rule” limits a for-profit college to getting no more than 90 percent of its revenue from the government. However, veterans’ and military tuition programs are excluded from the cap, and the colleges have aggressively recruited from the military.
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For-profit educator closing 12 campuses in 11 states

July 8, 2014
Associated Press
Corinthian Colleges Inc., which competes against Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc., said Tuesday that a campus in Indiana is on its closure list.
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ITT Educational says access to student-loan funds in danger

July 2, 2014
 Bloomberg News and IBJ Staff
Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. said the U.S. Education Department may limit its access to student-loan funds because the company is unable to provide audited financial statements.
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IPS, Mind Trust choose school-turnaround fellows

June 26, 2014
J.K. Wall
The fellows will work to develop new approaches for struggling IPS schools, including concepts that focus on entrepreneurship and the Montessori method.
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For-profit education company warns it may have to shut down

June 20, 2014
Associated Press
Corinthian Colleges is a competitor of Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. Firms in that field have seen enrollment drop amid heightened government scrutiny.
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UPDATE: ITT's stock tumbles after report of loan losses

May 22, 2014
J.K. Wall
ITT Educational Services Inc. stock plunged more than 31 percent Thursday after it announced that it spent an extra $43.7 million in the first quarter to cover mounting losses on private student-loan programs.
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Small school systems dispute consolidation report

April 12, 2014
Associated Press
School officials across Indiana are taking issue with a report by Ball State researchers that suggests mergers of smaller districts are inevitable.
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Feds revise for-profit college rules after court block

March 14, 2014
Bloomberg News
ITT Educational stock fell Friday after the Obama administration said it has revised its regulatory package for for-profit colleges, rewriting a proposal that the education industry blocked in court almost two years ago.
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ITT delays financial statements amid student-loan probe

March 4, 2014
Bloomberg News
Carmel-based ITT Educational Inc. said it’s unable to file its 2013 annual report because of a federal investigation into its accounting practices.
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Feds sue ITT Educational over loan practices

February 26, 2014
 Bloomberg News and IBJ Staff
ITT Educational Services Inc. is being sued by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over allegations the for-profit college chain engaged in predatory lending by pushing students into loans likely to end in default.
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UIndy plans $50M in expansion projects

February 21, 2014
J.K. Wall
The bulk of the money, to be spent over five years, will go to a 134,000-square-foot health sciences center, which will provide training space for the university's nursing, physical therapy and other health care students.
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ITT shares in freefall as student-loan losses mount

January 30, 2014
J.K. Wall
ITT Educational Services took it on the chin in the fourth quarter as big payments stemming from a 2009 student-loan arrangement forced an $11.6 million loss. Adding to the woes is another probe by the federal government.
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ITT stock sinks as for-profit colleges face more probes

January 29, 2014
Bloomberg News
For-profit colleges, bruised by years of investigations and rule-making, may face additional financial pressure from a new wave of state probes by attorneys general and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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States investigating ITT, other for-profit education firms

January 27, 2014
Associated Press
For-profit education companies are facing public criticism and regulatory scrutiny over high drop-out rates, graduates' poor job prospects and the high debt levels of its students.
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ITT, Corinthian face consumer bureau probe over lending

November 24, 2013
Bloomberg News
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating at least two for-profit colleges, including ITT Educational Services Inc., over potentially abusive practices in marketing and originating student loans.
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ITT tops expectations despite falloff in profit, revenue

October 24, 2013
 IBJ Staff
ITT Educational Services Inc. said new-student enrollment rose 5.2 percent in the third quarter, to 20,307. However, total student enrollment was down 7 percent from a year ago, to 60,997.
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Former Star reporter to head new education website

October 15, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Chalkbeat Indiana will focus on Indianapolis Public Schools, the Indiana General Assembly and the State Board of Education. Editor Scott Elliott took the reins on Monday.
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Outrage-laden ITT ruling tossed aside by appellate courtRestricted Content

August 10, 2013
Greg Andrews
The outrage that seemed to leap from an order that Judge Tonya Walton Pratt issued last year was entirely missing from a new appeals court ruling  reversing her dismissal and the attorneys’ sanctions.
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Shares rise after ITT halts 3-year swoon in new students

July 25, 2013
J.K. Wall
The Carmel-based operator of for-profit colleges signed up 16,883 new students in the quarter ended June 30, a 7.5-percent increase from the same period last year.
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IPS taps Ferebee as district's next superintendent

July 1, 2013
J.K. Wall
The IPS board has chosen Lewis Ferebee from North Carolina to replace Eugene White, who led IPS for nearly eight years. The 39-year-old Ferebee has been chief of staff in the Durham Public Schools district, roughly the same size as IPS.
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Sallie Mae expects split to have 'limited' effect in Indiana

May 30, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
The student lender wants to separate its education loan management and consumer bank businesses into two publicly traded entities. The firm is a major employer in Indiana, with more than 2,600 employees at offices in Indianapolis, Fishers and Muncie.
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Purdue makes fast progress on tuition freeze

May 19, 2013
Associated Press
The school is nearly three-fourths of the way to reaching its goal of $40 million in savings or new revenue.
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Herff Jones acquisition to form $1B company

May 16, 2013
Mason King
Dallas-based BSN Sports will join the Herff Jones portfolio of companies and continue to operate as its own branded entity. Combined annual revenue is expected to top $1 billion.
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Shares of Angie's List, ITT skyrocket after reports

April 26, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
In the heart of a mediocre earnings season for public companies, Indianapolis-based firms Angie's List and ITT Educational Services on Thursday shot to the top of the stock ticker.
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Sinking enrollment still a drag on ITT Educational

April 25, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Profit and revenue fell dramatically in the first quarter as students continued to steer away from the Carmel company, one of the country's largest for-profit colleges.
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  1. The deductible is entirely paid by the POWER account. No one ever has to contribute more than $25/month into the POWER account and it is often less. The only cost not paid out of the POWER account is the ER copay ($8-25) for non-emergent use of the ER. And under HIP 2.0, if a member calls the toll-free, 24 hour nurse line, and the nurse tells them to go to the ER, the copay is waived. It's also waived if the member is admitted to the hospital. Honestly, although it is certainly not "free" - I think Indiana has created a decent plan for the currently uninsured. Also consider that if a member obtains preventive care, she can lower her monthly contribution for the next year. Non-profits may pay up to 75% of the contribution on behalf of the member, and the member's employer may pay up to 50% of the contribution.

  2. I wonder if the governor could multi-task and talk to CMS about helping Indiana get our state based exchange going so Hoosiers don't lose subsidy if the court decision holds. One option I've seen is for states to contract with healthcare.gov. Or maybe Indiana isn't really interested in healthcare insurance coverage for Hoosiers.

  3. So, how much did either of YOU contribute? HGH Thank you Mr. Ozdemir for your investments in this city and your contribution to the arts.

  4. So heres brilliant planning for you...build a $30 M sports complex with tax dollars, yet send all the hotel tax revenue to Carmel and Fishers. Westfield will unlikely never see a payback but the hotel "centers" of Carmel and Fishers will get rich. Lousy strategy Andy Cook!

  5. AlanB, this is how it works...A corporate welfare queen makes a tiny contribution to the arts and gets tons of positive media from outlets like the IBJ. In turn, they are more easily to get their 10s of millions of dollars of corporate welfare (ironically from the same people who are against welfare for humans).

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