National Press Club to Host 'NEWSMAKER' Media Briefing with Senator Durbin

Jun 24, 2010, 10:20 ET from National Press Club

Senator Durbin to speak about for-profit colleges and universities absorbing a growing share of federal student aid dollars.

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard Durbin, U.S. Senator and Assistant Majority Leader, will talk about the issues that have arisen as for-profit colleges and universities have expanded and absorbed a growing share of federal student aid dollars. Durbin will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, in the Lisagor Room of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC.

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Currently, for-profit colleges and universities are among the fastest growing institutions in the higher education sector, and a high percentage of their students receive financial aid. 

In his address, Senator Durbin plans to discuss the scope and rapid growth of the federal investment in for-profit higher education and the need to put protections in place to avoid abuses that might hurt students and taxpayers. 

SOURCE National Press Club