“The reality is that there are thousands of schools in America and none of them are facing this unique situation that is purely based on the decisions of UAGC,” said William Hubbard, vice president for veterans and military policy at Veterans Education Success, which is one of the advocacy organizations that signed the letter to the education department.
“It’s shocking that they’d be so reckless with the well-being of their students, but it’s not surprising based on their long history of bad behavior,” he said. “Unfortunately at the end of the day, their students are the ones who are feeling the pain.”
In a letter sent to the VA, Veterans Education Success President Carrie Wofford asked the organization to “not entertain any other state approving agency’s request to resume approval of UAGC programs.”
As the school awaits the approving agency’s decision, UA Global Campus is offering grants to cover the gap created for GI Bill recipients, though it’s not paying for housing allowances.
Without that housing stipend many students “would be forced to work a second, or even third job to make ends meet,” Hubbard said. “Staying in school would no longer be an option.”
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