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Adams, Kristen

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Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:41 PM
To: Shireman, Bob
Subject: Fw: Data and Training

Who is best to get this info?

Gabriella Gomez, Assistant Secretary


. Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs
u .S. Department of Education
(202) 401-0020

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Kristen
Sent: Thu May 27 17:32:562010
Subject: RE: Data and T raining

eabv-r know Kriste n is out to mo rrow-can yo u see that someone gets us some numbers on th is?

From: Baylor, Elizabeth (HELP Committee)


Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:21 PM
To: Adams, Kristen
Cc: Juliano, Robin (HELP Committee); Stein, Beth (HELP Committee); Swarthout, Luke ( HELP Committee)
Subject: Data and Training

Hello Kristin - I have some specifi c data requests, explained below. Also, on th e call we had a few weeks back you (or
maybe Bob Shire man) had offere d t o set up a t raining session at our offices wit h the dat a sta ff, RoblnJullano and I
wou ld like t o take you up on t hat offer. The Se nate is in recess next week, so that might be a good ti me fo r us t o do it.
Tuesday and Thursday are good, possibly Wednesday aft erno on.

Enrollment
Total enro llment for each of the last t en years by t ype of institution (public, private not-far-pro fit, fo r-pro fit )
Then, by ty pe of institution (public, private not-fa r-profi t, for- profi t ) and by type of program (4 year, 2 year, less than 2
year).

Title IV $$
Fo r each of th e last 10 years, total Titl e IV money by type of institut ion (public, private not-fo r-profi t, fo r-profit)
And t hen split it out by programs in t he fo llowing way: 1) Pell, 2) Perkins, 3) FFEl + Dl (subsidized and unsubsidized)4)
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Top Pel! Recipients


For each of the last ten years, can we get the top 10 Pell recipient instit utio ns and the amoun t they received?

Spending/Expenses
Is t here a breakdow n of cat egories of spending - such as facilities, faculty, adm issio ns, marketin g - by t ype of institution
(public, private nct -for-proflt, for-profit) f or t he last ten years

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Please feel free t o call me t omorrow if yo u would like t o go over these data requests He some of t hem may be good
examples of information t hat th e t rainers could show us how t o pull ou rselves).

Debt
Ca n yo u tell us for th e last three years where w e have a-veer Cohort Default Rat e, what percentage of enrolled stude nts
defa ulted with in 3 years of leaving school, broken down by Not -for profit privat e, for-profit private, pub lic, A.A. and BoA.

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To; Shireman, Bob
Subject: FW: Dear Colleagues related to gainful employment

From: Gomez, Gabriella


Sent: Tuesday, May 04,201012:46 PM
To: Rogers, Margot; Martin, Carmel; Miller, Tony; Rose, Charlie; Cunningham, Peter; Kanter, Martha
Subject: fIN: Dear Colleagues related to gainful employment

FYI - here is what is circulating on the Hill.

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.New College Board Study: For-Profit College


Graduates Have Highest Levels of Loan Debt
From: The Honorable Jared Polis
Sent By: fuJiros.Protopsaltis@mail.house.gov
Date: 4/30/2010
New College Board Study Shows For-Profit College Graduates Have
Highest Levels of Loan Debt

53% ofbachelor's degree recipients from for-profit schools had a debt of $3 OJ 500 or more!

Dear Colleague,

Yesterday the College Board released a new study, "Who Borrows Most? Bachelor's Degree Recipients with
High Levels ofStudent Debt;" which provides additional evidence of the alarming levels of student loan
debt burden at for-profit colleges and underscores the need to protect students, their families and
taxpayers through meaningful policies and regulations. The study can be found at:
http://advocacy.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/Trends-Who-Borrows-Most-Brief.pdf

According to the study, more than half (53%) of bachelor's degree recipients who graduated from
for-profit colleges had a cumulative debt of $30,500 or more (excluding PLUS Loans, credit cards or
home equity loans), compared to 24% among those from private nonprofit colleges and 12% from 4-year
public colleges, And while 38% of bachelor's degree recipients from public colleges and 28% from
private nonprofit colleges had no debt, only 4% from for-profits were debtless.

Even more troubling is the fact that excessive debt in the for-profit sector seems to affect students
regardless of family income or status:
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• For-profit colleges serve a higher proportion of low-income students. But according to this study, -',
among dependent bachelor's degree recipients from for-profit colleges, students from families '
with incomes of $100,000 or more were equally likely (52%) as students from families with
incomes less than $30,000 to graduate with $30,500 or more in student debt! ..

• Also, while more bachelor's recipients at for-profit colleges are independent (88%) than
dependent (12%), the study finds that dependent and independent recipients from for-profit
colleges had almost equal rates of high debt levels: 49% of dependent students and 53% of
independent students had $30,500 or more in cumulative debt.

These findings are consistent with-the independent study recently commissioned by the for-profit
sector's industry association - the Career CollegeAssociation - which found that, even after controlling
for student demographic characteristics, for-profit college students are twice as likely as other .
college students to default.
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not banks or big corporations. As we work on education issues in the 111 th Congress, we look forward to
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making further progress on protecting both students and taxpayers and we support the U.S. Department
I of Education's ongoing process of revising and strengthening its "program integrity" regulations to curb
federal student loan abuse and safeguard taxpayer dollars.

Ifyou have questions or need more information, please contact Spiros.Protopsaltis@mail.house.gov at ~­


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Jared Polis Patrick S. Murphy Raul M. Grijalva


Member of Congress Member of Congress Member of Congress

''' College Inc." Tonight on PBS: FRONTLINE.


Investigates For-Profit Higher Education
From: The Honorable Jared Polis
Sent By: fuJiros.Protopsaltis@mail.house.gov
Date: 5/4/2010 .
Dear Colleague,
I would like to bring to your attention tonight's airing on PBS of a new FRONTLINE investigation of the
for-profit higher education industry, and specifically "the rise of for-profit universities and the tensions
between their Wall Street backers and regulators." College, Inc. airs today, Tuesday, May 4,2010, at 9 P.M~

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ET on PBS (check local listings). The trailer for tonight's documentary can be found at
www.pbs.orglfrontline/collegeinc

-------- ----Accordingi o-PBS;- "Higher education-i s-a- $400-billion-industry -fueled--by-taxpayer-money;-One- of-the -fastest- -------------------·-
growing-sand most controversial--sectors of the industry is the for-profit colleges and universities. Unlike
traditional colleges that raise money from wealthy alumni and other donors , many for-profit schools sell shares
to investors on Wall Street. .. FRONTLINE follows the money to uncover how for-profit universities are
transforming the way we think about college in America." For 27 years, FRONTLINE has produced highly
acclaimed documentaries and has served as public television's flagship public affairs series.
_As we continue to work on improving higher education access and success in the 111th Congress, I encourage
you and your staff to view College Inc., which promises to provide important information and insights through
the high-quality investigative journalism of FRONTLINE that we are used to.
Sincerely,
Jared Polis
Member of Congress

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Adams, Kristen
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Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:52 AM
To: Shireman, Bob
Subject: Re: my speech

Sorry went to bed earlier than I thought I would. Let's talk toda y if poss ible .

Gabriella Gomez, Assistant Secretary


Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs
U.S. Department of Education
(202) 401-0020

From: Shireman, Bob


To: Gomez, Gabriella
Sent: Wed Apr 28 21:26:51 2010
Subject: RE: my speech

Call me?

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From: Gomez, Gabriella


Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 10:21 PM
To: Shireman, Bob
Subject: Re: my speech

Seriously. And I was trying to say we need to talk to you beforemaking judgements or believing things. So frustrating .

Separate note we should talk about Miller.

Gabriella Gomez, Assistant Secretary


Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs
U.S. Department of Education
(202) 401-0020

From: Shireman, Bob


To: Gomez, Gabriella
sent: Wed Apr 2821:19:272010
Subject: Fw: my speech

Why do people believe these things?

From: Shireman, Bob


To: Kanter, Martha; Hamilton, Justin; Cunningham, Peter
Cc: Arsenault, Leigh
Sent: Wed Apr 28 21:13:31 2010
Subject: my speech

I was speaking to state regulators of postsecondary institutions (most of the agencies focus on for-profit and non-
degree). http://www;nasasps.orq/
For-profit colleges were there, too, and I thanked them for being responsive to the demand for education and training. I
cited their increases in federal aid.

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Using the current events, I pointed out the parallels between accrediting agencies and credit rating agencies (responsible
for j L: cig i i~ 9 quality, but paid by those who are being judged = inherent conflict of interest ). I said that's why t he other ·'. .
two parte; of t he regulat ory triad (states and fed) need to be strong. . . .' .. . ..' .. , .

I said nothing of Goldman Sachs.

I vlf i:f en; to send the audio file or post it on youtubeor something.

'-Bob

Rob ert Shireman


Deputy Unders ec retary
U.S. Department of Education
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From: Hammond, Cynthia </O=USDOED/OU=USDOED/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=CYNTHIA WETMORE>
To: Shireman, Bob
Arsenault, Leigh
Adams, Kristen
Gomez, Gabriella
Date: 4/5/2010 1:16:06 PM
Subject: Gainful Employment with Julie
From: Hammond, Cynthia <IO=USDQED/OU=USDOED/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=CYNTffiA WETMORE>
To: Hammond, Cynthia
lkrgeron, David
Smith, Kathleen
Shireman. Bob
Gomez, Gabriella
Date: 417/2010 3:34:28 PM
Subject: Gainful Employment -- Senate

When : Monday, April 19, 2010 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: Dirksen 430

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Senate Committee Dem staff.


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Date: 41912010 1:32:22 PM
Subject: Gainful Employment numbers

When: Monday. April 12. 2010 9:00 AM-9:30 AM (GMT-05:oo) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
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CC: 'Hollis, Liz'
Date: 411412010 1:57:18 PM
Subject: Gainful Employment

When: Friday, April 16, 2010 1:30 PM-2:00 PM (GMT-Q5:00) Eastem Time (US & Canada).
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Dat e: 4120120 10 12:49:56 PM


Subject: Gainful Employment House Briefing

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Adams, Kristen
Arsenault. Leigh
CC:
Date: 4126/2010 5:21:28 PM
Subject: Pell and For-Profits

When: Tuesday, May 04,2010 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where : Hart 513 (Sen. Carper's office)

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For:
Harlan Geer
Legislative Assistant
Senator Tom Carper
. Peter Tyler
Professional Staff
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services , and International
Security
U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
Carey Dukes
Senator McCaskill
And perhaps other Senate moderates.
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Hammond, Cynthia
Shireman. Bob
Miller, Tony
Date: 5/5/2010 11:10: 18 AM
Subject: Senate Republican briefing on gainful employment

When: Friday, May 07,2010 10:00 AM-II :00 A.lYf (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: 428 Dirksen

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From: Gomez. Gabr iella </O=USDOED/OU=DOED-E2K3/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=GABRTELLA GOMEZ>
To: Gomez, Gabriella
Miller, Tony
Shireman. Bob
Hammond, Cynthia
Arsenault, Leigh
Fine, Stephanie
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Date: 5/5/2010 11:11:10 AM
Subject: Senate Dem Caucus briefmg on gainful emplo yment

When: Friday, May 07, 2010 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: 538 Dirksen

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From: Gomez. Gabriella </O=USDOED/OU=DOED-E2K3/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=GABRIELLA.GOMEZ>
To: Gomez. Gabriella
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Shireman, Bob
Miller, Tony
Date: 5/5/2010 11: 10:02 AM
Subject: Senate Republican briefing on gainful employment

When: Friday, May 07, 201010:00 AiVI-ll :00 AM (GMT-05 :00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: 428 Dirksen

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