Original reports from Veterans Education Success (VES) and coalition partners.

January 12, 2018

Graduate and Professional School Debt: How Much Students Borrow

This report appeared on the Urban Institute. There is wide variation in the way graduate and professional degree students finance their education. Research doctoral students outside […]
January 12, 2018

Financing Graduate and Professional Education: How Students Pay

This report appeared on the Urban Institute. Thirteen percent of adults in the United States ages 25 and older hold advanced degrees—master’s, doctoral or professional degrees. […]
December 21, 2017

Harvard Law Report: Veteran and Servicemember Complaints About Misconduct and Illegal Practices at Kaplan Schools

READ THE FULL HARVARD LAW SCHOOL REPORT HERE I. Introduction For-profit schools have garnered significant attention for their illegal practices and their unfair, deceptive, and misleading […]
December 14, 2017

Center for American Progress: Who Are Student Loan Defaulters?

Every year, 1 million student borrowers default on nearly $20 billion in federal loans.1 New data present the best picture ever accessible of who these borrowers […]
December 13, 2017

Encouraging Innovation & Preventing Abuse in For-Profit Higher Education: 2018 Toolkit for State Policy Makers

The Century Foundation: Encouraging Innovation & Preventing Abuse in For-Profit Higher Education: A 2018 Toolkit for State Policy Makers
December 12, 2017

Veteran and Servicemember Complaints About Misconduct and Illegal Practices at Ashford University

 READ FULL REPORT HERE I. Introduction Ashford University is an online, for-profit university owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (hereinafter “Bridgepoint”). Bridgepoint is a publicly-held education services […]
December 10, 2017

Federal Student Aid Feedback System Annual Report 2016-17

Federal Student Aid Feedback System Annual Report | COVERING THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2016 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2017 ARCHIVED LINK
December 10, 2017

State Higher Education Finance: FY 2016

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, State Higher Education Finance: FY 2016  
December 10, 2017

Ashford University | Enrollment Trends and Student Outcomes

December 8, 2017

Federal Student Aid’s Borrower Defense to Repayment Loan Discharge Process

The Student Loan Reform Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-66) amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan […]
December 8, 2017

Fail State: A Documentary on Higher Education Failures

In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and how a cabal of politicians and unscrupulous […]
December 1, 2017

Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Fall 2017

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center:  Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Fall 2017
December 1, 2017

Gainful Employment and for-profit college regulatory structure

The Century Foundation: Gainful Employment and for-profit college regulatory structure ARCHIVED LINK
December 1, 2017

Higher Learning Advocates: 101: Postsecondary Data

Higher Learning Advocates: 101: Postsecondary Data
November 16, 2017

How Well Does Our Higher Ed System Serve Those Who Served Us?

How Well Does Our Higher Ed System Serve Those Who Served Us? PDF REPORT
November 10, 2017

Fact Sheet: The Gainful Employment Rule and Its Importance to Veterans

READ FULL REPORT HERE What is the Gainful Employment Rule? The Gainful Employment Rule, finalized in 2014 and upheld by federal courts multiple times, implements the requirement […]
November 10, 2017

Fact Sheet: The Borrower Defense Rule and Its Importance to Veterans

READ FULL FACT SHEET HERE What is the Borrower Defense Rule? The Education Department forgives federal student loans for students that prove their debt was incurred because […]
November 9, 2017

Department of Education Data Shows Increased Targeting of Veterans and Servicemembers, Highlighting Urgency of Closing 90/10 Loophole

READ FULL REPORT HERE WASHINGTON – Today, Veterans Education Success is releasing a report that highlights the importance of closing the 90/10 loophole in federal law in order […]
November 9, 2017

Ashford’s Fight to Maintain GI Bill Access Raises Questions About the Enforcement and Adequacy of Statutory Requirements

READ FULL REPORT HERE WASHINGTON — Today, Veterans Education Success is releasing a report on Ashford’s fight to maintain its eligibility to enroll veterans and receive […]
November 1, 2017

Insult to Injury: How the DeVos Department of Education is Failing Defrauded Students

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE What happens when a predatory college deceives a student in order to get that student to enroll? For tens of thousands of […]
November 1, 2017

College Complaints Unmasked: 99 Percent of Student Fraud Claims Concern For-Profit Colleges

College Complaints Unmasked: 99 Percent of Student Fraud Claims Concern For-Profit Colleges KEY FINDINGS Out of the total of 98,868 complaints reviewed by TCF, for-profit colleges generated […]
October 27, 2017

A 50-state look at complaints about student loans

Over the past five years, student loan borrowers across the country have turned to us to submit complaints about the struggles they face when repaying their […]
October 23, 2017

Veterans Education Success Releases Analysis of Veteran Student Loan Repayment and Default Rates

READ FULL REPORT HERE WASHINGTON — Today, Veterans Education Success released an analysis of federal data on repayment and default rates for veteran and non-veteran independent […]
October 6, 2017

GI Bills Enacted Prior to 2008 and Related Veterans’ Educational Assistance Programs: A Primer

GI Bills Enacted Prior to 2008 and Related Veterans’ Educational Assistance Programs: A Primer
October 5, 2017

Repayment of Student Loans as of 2015 Among 1995–96 and 2003–04 First-Time Beginning Students

Repayment of Student Loans as of 2015 Among 1995–96 and 2003–04 First-Time Beginning Students (finding for-profit colleges are twice as likely to produce students who default […]
September 20, 2017

Education Should Address Oversight and Communication Gaps in Its Monitoring of the Financial Condition of Schools

Education Should Address Oversight and Communication Gaps in Its Monitoring of the Financial Condition of Schools
September 13, 2017

The Post-9/11 Veterans’ Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 GI Bill): A Primer

The Post-9/11 Veterans’ Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 GI Bill): A Primer
July 22, 2017

National Veteran Education Success Tracker: A Report on the Academic Success of Student Veterans Using the Post-9/11 GI Bill

National Veteran Education Success Tracker: A Report on the Academic Success of Student Veterans Using the Post-9/11 GI Bill
July 1, 2017

The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility

]The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility Fact sheet: PDF Non-technical summary: PDF Paper: PDF Slides: PDF | PPT Data: Stata / Excel NYT Interactive Tool to Explore Data: Web
July 1, 2017

Veterans with Pending Borrower Defense Applications at the Education Department (Summer 2017)

Veterans with Pending Borrower Defense Applications at the Education Department (Summer 2017) ARCHIVED LINK
June 16, 2017

The Closure of Institutions of Higher Education: Student Options, Borrower Relief, and Implications

The Closure of Institutions of Higher Education: Student Options, Borrower Relief, and Implications
June 7, 2017

Impact of the Financial CHOICE Act on Military Families

Impact of the Financial CHOICE Act on Military Families
May 1, 2017

CFPB: The Office of Servicemember Affairs: Charting our course through the military lifecycle

CFPB — This report introduces the Office of Servicemember Affairs’ new focus: charting the financial issues a servicemember faces throughout his or her military career. We have […]
May 1, 2017

Yale Law School Analysis of Student Veteran Complaints Alleging Illegal Practices at Large Online For-Profit College

In our mission to preserve the integrity of the GiBill, Veterans Education Success commissioned Yale Law School to review several hundred complaints made by veterans and […]
April 1, 2017

Are Current Military Education Benefits Efficient and Effective for the Services?

Are Current Military Education Benefits Efficient and Effective for the Services? Key Findings Post-9/11 GI Bill (PGIB) Benefits Appear to Play a Small Positive Role in […]
March 9, 2017

When President George H. W. Bush “Cracked Down” on Abuses at For-Profit Colleges

When President George H. W. Bush “Cracked Down” on Abuses at For-Profit Colleges
March 1, 2017

An Overview of Accreditation of Higher Education in the United States

An Overview of Accreditation of Higher Education in the United States
February 13, 2017

The Reagan Administration’s Campaign to Rein In Predatory For-Profit Colleges

The Reagan Administration’s Campaign to Rein In Predatory For-Profit Colleges
February 13, 2017

Vietnam Vets and a New Student Loan Program Bring New College Scams

Vietnam Vets and a New Student Loan Program Bring New College Scams
February 10, 2017

A Profile of the Enrollment Patterns and Demographic Characteristics of Undergraduates at For-Profit Institutions

A Profile of the Enrollment Patterns and Demographic Characteristics of Undergraduates at For-Profit Institutions
February 1, 2017

Understanding Misleading Websites and “Lead Generators”: A Case Study: Victory Media’s “Military Friendly Schools”

READ FULL REPORT HERE Victory Media is a “service-disabled, veteran-owned business” that distributes magazines (GI Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur, STEM Jobs) to transitioning soldiers, military spouses, […]
January 24, 2017

Truman, Eisenhower, and the First GI Bill Scandal

Truman, Eisenhower, and the First GI Bill Scandal
January 22, 2017

Protecting Those Who Serve: How the CFPB Safeguards Military Members and Veterans from Abuse in the Financial Marketplace

Protecting Those Who Serve: How the CFPB Safeguards Military Members and Veterans from Abuse in the Financial Marketplace
January 21, 2017

Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI) Pilot: 2016 Program Report and Highlights

Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI) Pilot: 2016 Program Report and Highlights
January 11, 2017

Brookings Institution: How Much Do For-Profit Colleges Rely on Federal Funds?

Brookings Institution: How Much Do For-Profit Colleges Rely on Federal Funds?
January 1, 2017

Population Representation in the Military Services: Annual Reports

Population Representation in the Military Services: Annual Reports
December 22, 2016

Marching Across Generations? An Analysis of the Benefits Transfer Provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill

Marching Across Generations? An Analysis of the Benefits Transfer Provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill  
December 21, 2016

Federal Student Aid Feedback System Preliminary Report

Federal Student Aid Feedback System Preliminary Report | COVERING DATA SUBMITTED APRIL 11 THROUGH SEPT. 30, 2016 ARCHIVED LINK
December 21, 2016

New Analysis Finds Many For-Profit Colleges Skirt Federal Funding Limits

Education Department Makes Substantial Progress Securing Student Loan Benefit for Veterans New analysis released today by the U.S. Department of Education reveals many for-profit schools would […]
November 10, 2016

Oversight of Servicemembers’ Interest Rate Cap Could Be Strengthened

Oversight of Servicemembers’ Interest Rate Cap Could Be Strengthened