LETTERS to FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS and AGENCIES

November 20, 2017

19 Veterans and Military service organizations’ public comment on US Federal Trade Commission’s proposed settlement with Victory Media’s “Military Friendly Schools”

Mr. Donald S. Clark Secretary Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610 (Annex D), Washington, DC 20580 Public Comment Regarding Proposed Settlement In the […]
November 13, 2017

Veterans and Military Service Organizations’ public comment on the Education Department’s priorities for discretionary funding

Dear Ms. Bell-Ellwanger: Please include the following public comment in Docket # ED-2017-OS-0078:
 PUBLIC COMMENT FROM VETERANS & MILITARY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS. As organizations working for veterans, servicemembers, […]
October 24, 2017

Consumer, education, and veterans organizations urge House and Senate Armed Services Committees to review and update regulations governing debt collectors’ interactions with military unit commanders (NDAA §653)

Dear Chairman McCain, Chairman Thornberry, Ranking Member Reed, and Ranking Member Smith: Men and women who serve in the United States military should be protected from […]
September 29, 2017

Letter from 30 national veterans & military service organizations nominating veterans/military representatives for the Education Department’s Borrower Defense and Gainful Employment nominations

Letter from 30 national veterans & military service organizations nominating veterans/military representatives for the Education Department’s Borrower Defense and Gainful Employment nominations ARCHIVED LINK
September 20, 2017

Letter from 34 national veterans & military service organizations urging the Education Department not to roll back student protections

Letter from 34 national veterans & military service organizations urging the Education Department not to roll back student protections ARCHIVED LINK
July 12, 2017

Public Comment from 33 Leading Veterans and Military Organizations to the Education Department Regarding its Proposal to Revise “Borrower Defense” and “Gainful Employment”

Dear Ms. Macias: Please include the following public comment in Docket # ED-2017-OPE-0076: PUBLIC COMMENT FROM VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS & MILITARY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS On June 9, […]
June 5, 2017

Letter from State Attorneys General to Education Secretary DeVos re: Borrower Defense to Repayment applications

Letter from State Attorneys General to Education Secretary DeVos re: Borrower Defense to Repayment applications We, the undersigned Attorneys General of Illinois, Washington, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, […]
May 4, 2017

Letter from veterans, military, civil rights, education, and consumer groups to US Education Secretary re: EDMC’s proposed conversion to, and merger with, the non-profit Dream Center Foundation

Letter from veterans, military, civil rights, education, and consumer groups to US Education Secretary re: EDMC’s proposed conversion to, and merger with, the non-profit Dream Center […]
April 24, 2017

Letter from VES to U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau re: monitoring of student loan servicers

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE ARCHIVED LINK
March 30, 2017

Comment to U.S. Education Department’s National Advisory Council on Institutional Quality and Integrity regarding Distance Education Accrediting Commission

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE Written Comment: Distance Education Accrediting Commission Submitted by: Walter Ochinko, Policy Director, Veterans Education Success and William Hubbard, VP for Government Affairs, Student Veterans […]
September 9, 2016

Indiana Governor Michael Pence Letter to VA Secretary Calling for Reinstatement of GI Bill for Veterans at ITT Technical Institutes

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE Secretary Robert A. McDonald U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420 Dear Secretary McDonald, On behalf of all […]
May 16, 2016

Twenty-three Veterans and Military Organizations Ask for More Oversight of the GI Bill

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Secretary McDonald: We appreciate your leadership for America’s veterans. The undersigned veterans and military organizations write to bring to your attention some concerns […]
May 10, 2016

VES And Student Veterans of America Provide Recommendations of Criteria for Caution Flags in the GI Bill Comparison Tool

DOWNLOAD PDF Robert M. Worley Director, Education Service Department of Veterans Affairs Washington, D.C., 20420 Dear Mr. Worley: The goal of the GI Bill College Comparison […]
April 8, 2016

9 Veterans and Military Organizations Write Regarding the Renewal of ACICS as an Accreditor

DOWNLOAD PDF National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) c/o U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 Dear NACIQI: We […]
March 15, 2016

Eight Veterans and Military Organizations Urge the Department of Education to Ban Forced-Arbitration Clauses in Enrollment Agreements

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Secretary King, The undersigned groups represent veterans, servicemembers, and their families. We write to urge the Department of Education (Department) to protect the […]
February 8, 2016

Veterans, Military, Education, and Consumer Organizations Write to Education Department regarding New Student Complaint System

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Secretary King: Thank you for working to create the state-of-the-art federal student aid complaint and feedback system envisioned in the March 2015 Presidential […]
October 27, 2015

Veterans & Military Organizations Thank Defense Department for Upholding Rules Against University of Phoenix, Request Strong Enforcement of DOD Rule

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Secretary Carter: We write to thank you and your staff for the Department’s recent action to enforce its Tuition Assistance Memorandum of Understanding […]
July 22, 2015

Veterans, Military, Education, and Consumer Organizations Urge Education Department to Alert Consumers to Investigations of Colleges

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Secretary Duncan: Thank you for your recent statements and actions to strengthen college accountability to better protect both students and taxpayers. In light […]
June 3, 2015

Veterans, Military, Education & Consumer Organizations Write to Education Secretary Requesting Action on Consumer Fraud

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Secretary Duncan: The widespread fraud over many years and ultimate collapse of Corinthian Colleges raise broad issues about how the government should address […]
February 4, 2015

Veterans, Military, Education & Consumer Organizations Write to President Obama Requesting Strong Rules on “Gainful Employment”

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Mr. President: Our organizations—which work on behalf of students and college access, veterans, consumers, and civil rights—were heartened by your remarks last August […]
May 27, 2014

VES Public Comment on the Need for Gainful Employment Regulations

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Secretary Duncan, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed regulation of gainful employment programs. Veterans Education Success is a non-profit […]
February 4, 2014

Public Comment by Veterans & Military Organizations on the Education Department’s Proposed College Ratings System

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Mr. President: Our organizations—which work on behalf of students and college access, veterans, consumers, and civil rights—were heartened by your remarks last August […]
April 15, 2013

Public Comment by Veterans & Military Organizations Providing Suggestions for VA’s Student Complaint Intake System

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Mr. President: Our organizations, which work on behalf of students and college access, consumers, veterans, and civil rights, thank you for your determined […]
April 15, 2013

Veterans, Military, Education & Consumer Organizations Write President Obama to Request Effective Rulemaking on “Gainful Employment”

DOWNLOAD PDF Dear Mr. President: Our organizations, which work on behalf of students and college access, consumers, veterans, and civil rights, thank you for your determined […]
January 25, 2013

Public Comment by Veterans & Military Organizations on the Need to Count Veterans in the Education Department’s IPEDS System

DOWNLOAD PDF We write to commend the Education Department for its proposals to improve its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data collection. First, we support […]
January 25, 2013

Public Comment by Veterans & Military Organizations Providing Suggestions to Defense Department on Tuition Assistance MOU

Public Comment by Veterans & Military Organizations Providing Suggestions to Defense Department on Tuition Assistance MOU ARCHIVED LINK
January 25, 2013

VES Letter to the Education Department Regarding its 2013 Strategic Plan

DOWNLOAD PDF Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Strategic Plan. Veterans Education Success is a new non profit organization dedicated to protecting the […]