Concord Law School announced that it is merging with Kaplan University. Both online institutions are already owned by the Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, which is owned by the Washington Post Company.
But the new arrangement does have significant impact. Concord students will be eligible for Title IV student financial aid for the first time, including federal student loans and grants. It also brings Concord under the roof of a regionally accredited institution, which is considered more mainstream than the national accreditation Concord already had.
Concord’s new name will be the Concord Law School of Kaplan University. Even under the new arrangement, though, Concord law students will still not be eligible to take the bar exam in any state except California. —Dan Carnevale