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A Boon to Boot Camps? U.S. Extends Aid to Campus Deals with Nontraditional Programs

Boot camps, MOOC’s and other “non-institutional providers” have become popular with lawmakers, who see the programs as a way to get more students to earn a postsecondary credential more quickly and at a lower cost. But the programs fall outside traditional accreditation, and haven’t been eligible for federal student-aid, until now. This article examines the risks – and possible rewards – that come with that experiment.