Grand Canyon University's accreditor put a stop to the process to seek nonprofit status; the sudden response appears to have halted altogether the 18 month process.
"For the past 18 months, Grand Canyon Education Inc. has been working to convert from for-profit to nonprofit status. That process came to a halt on Friday, when Grand Canyon announced that its accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, would not support the change.
"Grand Canyon, which was a nonprofit institution for most of its history before becoming a for-profit in 2004, said in 2014 it was seeking to change back in an effort to shed the stigma associated with for-profit operations, according to a statement released on Friday. But the accreditor’s Board of Trustees voted no."--Courtney Kuepers, The Chronicle of Higher Education