BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- For-profit post-secondary schools, known for their flexible schedules and aggressive marketing techniques, boomed over the past decade, particularly as people bet that a college certificate would boost their employment chances in the midst of the recession.They also benefited from huge demand for college and vocational programs that the public sector couldn't meet, low borrowing rates, the increased availability of federal student loan funding, including the G.I. Bill and Pell Grants, low cost and online-course delivery.
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