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Jun 16, 2010 8:30 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Proposed new rules for college recruitment

Colleges would no longer be allowed to pay recruiters for students or engage in aggressive or misleading recruitment under proposed new federal regulations that target the practices of for-profit colleges.

The proposed new Department of Education rules are to be announced Wednesday. They apply to all colleges but are of particular interest to the for-profit world, where some institutions have been accused of misleading students about the cost and value of their programs.

The proposed rules are set to be published in the Federal Register on Friday and will be open to public comment until Aug. 2. Final rules are scheduled to be announced in November and would go into effect in July 2011.

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