VETERANS EDUCATION NEWS

February 15, 2018

CAPITOL PANEL: Improving College Access and Success through the Voices of Student Veterans

January 24, 2018

$1.5 Billion Lawsuit by Former ITT Tech Students Moves Forward in Federal Bankruptcy Court

INDIANAPOLIS – A federal Bankruptcy Court granted preliminary approval today for a $1.5 billion settlement proposal that could potentially cancel millions of dollars of student debt in […]
January 22, 2018

Study: Online education enrollment rates increase, traditional college enrollment rates remain stagnant

This story first appeared in DailyOrange.com. Enrollment in nonprofit education programs is growing while for-profit enrollment rates are dropping significantly, a new federal study shows. Affordability, […]
January 22, 2018

Are states doing enough to regulate for-profit colleges? This study says no.

This story first appeared in the Washington Post. California has an extensive set of laws and regulations governing for-profit colleges, new research shows, but most states fall […]
January 19, 2018

Trump administration further weakens rule to regulate career-training programs

This story first appeared in the Washington Post. The U.S. Department of Education on Friday reduced the amount of information career-training programs must disclose to students under an Obama-era rule […]
January 19, 2018

Capella Education Company Shareholders Approve Proposed Merger with Strayer Education, Inc.

This announcement was first posted on BusinessWire.com. MINNEAPOLIS — Capella Education Company announced today that at a special meeting this morning, its shareholders approved a proposal to effect […]
January 18, 2018

Dept. of Education proposes disclosure of pre-dispute arbitration agreements by schools receiving Title IV aid for student borrowers

This story first appeared in NatLawReview.com. The Department of Education, in an issue paper submitted as part of negotiated rulemaking on its final “borrower defense” rule, is proposing […]
January 16, 2018

Veterans Education Success 2017 District Meetings

Download the PDF report HERE.
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. […]
January 10, 2018

‘Captured by the Interests It’s Supposed to Regulate’: A Whistle-Blower’s Grim Assessment of the Ed. Dept.

 Jon Oberg testifies (above) before the Senate H.E.L.P. committee about college costs and debt, including proposals to increase need-based aid to college students, help student […]
December 28, 2017

Deceptive marketing lawsuit against Ashford should surprise no one

This story originally appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune. As a Marine veteran who both worked at San Diego-based Ashford University and took classes there […]
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 21, 2017

For Students Swindled by Predatory Colleges, Relief May Only Be Partial

Education Department Secretary DeVos meets with officials from Saudi Arabia (Source: USED Flickr) This story first appeared in the New York Times. Thousands of students who […]
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 5, 2017

Military veterans are being targeted by an industry ‘infamous for saddling people with debt and useless degrees’

A funding loophole in the for-profit college industry puts veterans at risk. (Source: DOD) This story first appeared in Business Insider. The Department of Education is […]
December 1, 2017

Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Fall 2017

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

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal meets with Connecticut Student Veterans about GI Bill Issues, the Forever GI Bill, and How to Protect Future Student Veterans

HARTFORD – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) met today with a group of Connecticut military veterans, including some who were targeted for fraud when they utilized […]
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
December 1, 2017

Congressman Mark Takano meets with California Veterans about GI Bill Issues

RIVERSIDE – U.S. Representative Mark Takano (D-CA) met today with a group of California military veterans who were targeted for fraud when they utilized their GI […]
November 29, 2017

California Attorney General sues Ashford for deceiving students

SAN FRANCISCO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that he is suing Ashford University, an online for-profit school based in San Diego, and its […]
November 29, 2017

Senator Durbin Testimony: Department of Defense Actions Concerning Voluntary Education Programs

TESTIMONY OF SENATOR DICK DURBIN (IL) Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education programs, including the Tuition Assistance (TA) program, play a critical role in strengthening our […]
November 28, 2017

Elevating Veterans’ Voices – After Action Report – Summer and Fall 2017

Elevating Veterans’ Voices – After Action Report – Summer and Fall 2017 ARCHIVED LINK
November 27, 2017

Veterans and Military service organizations call on Congress to preserve and expand Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Dear Chairmen Alexander and Foxx, and Ranking Members Murray and Scott: We write to urge your Committee to preserve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and […]
November 21, 2017

Senator Murray, Speaker Ryan Introduce Evidence-Based Policymaking Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) –  Yesterday, following recommendations made in the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking’s final report, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking […]
November 21, 2017

Senators urge Defense Secretary Mattis to warn servicemembers attending Ashford and to cease new enrollments

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE WASHINGTON — On November 9, the VA notified Ashford University that it is not in compliance with GI Bill eligibility requirements related to […]
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 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 13, 2017

Representative Luke Messer meets with Indiana Student Veterans About Forever GI Bill

“When ITT Tech closed its doors, thousands of veterans were left with no degree or path forward. Our servicemen and women count on those benefits to […]
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, […]
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 8, 2017

House Veterans Affairs Committee: A Review of the Interagency Transition Assistance Program and the Need for Outcome Measures

OFFICIAL RECORD PDF HERE LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON A REVIEW OF THE INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND THE NEED FOR OUTCOME MEASURES BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC […]
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 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 […]
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 19, 2017

Federal Trade Commission announces Lawsuit and Settlement terms with Victory Media/Gi Jobs/Military Friendly

In the Matter of Victory Media, Inc., a corporation, also doing business as G.I. Jobs, and also doing business as Military Friendly The Federal Trade Commission […]
October 11, 2017

House Veterans Affairs Committee: Pending and Draft Legislation

OFFICIAL RECORD PDF HERE LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON PENDING AND DRAFT LEGISLATION BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OCTOBER […]