College Fights Education Department Decision on Going Nonprofit

The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, a Utah-based chain of career colleges, is demanding the Department of Education reconsider its request to become a nonprofit under the federal financial aid program, accusing the agency of disregarding legal precedent to advance a political agenda.

The appeal arrives two weeks after the department denied the company’s bid to change its status out of concern that the Center for Excellence, which runs Stevens-Henager College and College America, was trying to skirt regulations aimed at for-profit colleges.

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