Cuts to public higher education funnel students into for-profit colleges, raise financial concerns

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As the state’s public institutions come under the knife, California’s for-profit colleges have thrived, enrolling more students and benefiting from lax regulation — a trend that could place more students at financial risk. Continued cuts in state funding have forced some cash-strapped public schools to reduce class offerings and collapse
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Federal bill cuts Pell Grants for about 100,000 students nationwide

Pell Grants will be cut for an estimated 100,000 students nationwide as part of a nearly $1 trillion federal omnibus appropriations bill passed into law Friday.Amid a flurry of end-of-year Congressional activity, President Barack Obama signed a legislative compromise that tightens eligibility requirements for Pell Grant recipients while keeping the
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