Reversal on Recruiter Bonus Pay

After two lawsuits by for-profit colleges, the Obama administration is backing down from its ban on colleges paying recruiters bonuses based on graduation rates.

The Education Department formally announced Friday that it had reconsidered its position and will no longer prohibit colleges from paying commissions to recruiters that are tied to students’ graduation or completion rates.

The reversal comes after federal courts have twice sided with for-profit colleges in ruling that the administration did not provide a sufficient justification for the rule.

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