Law protects Nebraska students if for-profit schools close

A new state law allows students at Nebraska’s for-profit colleges to be protected financially if those schools suddenly close.

Under the measure passed May 16 and signed into law by the governor Tuesday, student records from for-profit schools that close will be sent to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Students can also recover lost tuition and fees if a school closes midterm, the Lincoln Journal Star ( ) reported.

“Students who turn to for-profit schools with the promise of a good education should have the opportunity to recover lost tuition and obtain academic records to help them further their education pursuits and careers,” said Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, who proposed the measure. “This bill will help them do that.”

Those colleges must also reimburse the state if government-subsidized students are unable to finish an academic term because of a closure.

The measure is in…

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