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States seek limits on US funds to for-profit colleges

Attorneys general from more than a dozen states, including Massachusetts, are pushing Congress to restrict federal funding to for-profit colleges, which face growing complaints that they often leave students with piles of debt but not enough training to find high-paying jobs.

Specifically, the 14 attorneys generals urged congressional leaders in a letter last week to pass legislation that would bar institutions from using money from federal grants or student loans to market their programs and recruit students.

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