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Turmoil in For-Profit Education

Shares of for-profit education companies have survived Congressional inquiries, changing Department of Education rules, and more stringent oversight from regional accrediting bodies. But don't confuse surviving with thriving. Many of the largest for-profit companies are adjusting to a new regulatory landscape that means slower growth and lower profits. Charly Travers and Jason Moser give some ideas for navigating these waters.

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Charly Travers owns shares of Bridgepoint Education. Jason Moser has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of American Public Education and Bridgepoint Education. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend American Public Education. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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