NewsLocal News

Actions

NY lawmakers to review oversight of for-profit colleges

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WKBW.png
Posted at 12:27 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 00:27:32-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the New York state Senate are taking a look at oversight of for-profit colleges.

The Senate's Standing Committee on Higher Education is scheduled to hold a public hearing Wednesday in Albany on the current level of regulations on for-profit colleges and trade schools with a focus on whether changes would better serve students.

Members of the Democrat-led Legislature have pushed different proposals in recent years to increase regulations on the growing for-profit college industry to address student debt.

The industry has pushed back on some of them, arguing that new rules could put them at a disadvantage and reduce educational opportunities for students.