U.S. Education Department increases oversight of how colleges work with outside companies

The U.S. Department of Education made its move to strengthen oversight of revenue-sharing agreements between colleges and companies that help operate online courses — in steps that could have a big impact in the edtech sector, as well as for the many students enrolled in online degree programs.

Last week, the department issued new guidance about how higher ed institutions work with companies that offer a bundle of support for online programs, including student recruitment.

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