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VA’s Resolution of 3696 Violations by 5 schools

On July 2, 2020, VA notified 5 schools at risk of losing eligibility to enroll GI Bill students over deceptive recruiting that their prior resolutions with federal and state law enforcement would suffice, rendering 38 [...]

Press Release: Veterans Education Success Praises Decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to Suspend New GI Bill Students from Enrolling at the University of Phoenix, Career Education Corporation Institutions, Bellevue University, and Temple University

For Immediate Release              Contact:  Carrie Wofford | President (202) 838-5050 Tanya Ang | Vice President (202) 838-5050 March 9, 2020  Veterans Education Success Praises Decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to Suspend New [...]

HR 4162: GI Bill Planning Act of 2019

This bill: extends in-state tuition at public universities and colleges for all veterans, eliminating the provision that had required veterans to enroll "within 3 years" of leaving military service; gives servicemembers more time (6 months) [...]

HR 4085: Student Veteran Empowerment Act of 2019

We are grateful to the GOP leadership of the House Veterans Affairs Committee for this excellent bill, which: Helps solve the problem of GI Bill overpayments by requiring monthly enrollment verification; Ensures that "deemed approved" [...]

HBO: Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas: The Cost of College

The HBO news show, Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, worked with Veterans Education Success to expose for-profit colleges' targeting and fraud against veterans.  They interviewed student veterans we are helping and whistleblower former college recruiters [...]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Inspector General: VA’s Oversight of State Approving Agency Program Monitoring for Post-9/11 GI Bill Students

Prior VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports have identified significant financial risks in how the education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill are administered. The OIG conducted this audit to determine if VA and [...]

Politico Morning Education: Restoration of Veterans Benefits for Corinthian, ITT Students Will Be Added to GI Bill Expansion Deal

THE FOR-PROFIT-COLLEGE-CHIEF-TURNED-CONGRESSMAN WHO’S FIGHTING FOR BETTER STUDENT DATA: Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.) might be new to Congress this year, but he’s no novice when it comes to the political battles over for-profit colleges that are flaring again as [...]

VA Secretary Nominee David Shulkin commits to protecting veterans from deceptive, predatory colleges, answering Sen. Blumenthal

In this C-SPAN video, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, questions VA Secretary-Nominee David Shulkin on his commitment to protecting student veterans from deceptive, predatory colleges. At minute [...]

Benjamin Castleman, Francis Murphy, and William Skimmyhorn, Marching Across Generations? An Analysis of the Benefits Transfer Provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill

This study explored the use of standardized tests within nursing programs. Standardized tests have been used within nursing programs for several decades (Shultz, 2010), but recently their use has increased. This rise in utilization may be [...]

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs, Report: Education Denied: The Importance of Assisting Veterans Harmed by School Closures (Oct. 2016)

For over 70 years, the GI Bill has helped our nation’s veterans and their families obtain a high- quality education. In 2008, Congress expanded higher education benefits for a new generation of returning service members [...]

HuffPost Politics: Veterans Groups Oppose Manchin Amendment Giving For-Profit Colleges Unfettered Access to Military Bases

Just as America’s veterans organization are coming together to demand better government protection against deceptive and abusive practices by for-profit colleges, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) seems to want to move in the opposite direction, pushing [...]

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: Is the New GI Bill Working? For-Profit Colleges Increasing Veteran Enrollment and Federal Funds (2014)

Almost three years ago the HELP Committee determined that eight of the top 10 recipients of veterans’ educational benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits were large, publicly traded companies that operate for-profit colleges. A [...]

Former DeVry military recruiter/whistleblower testimony

Chris Neiweem, a former DeVry military recruiter, testified before the US Senate Committee on Defense Appropriations for its hearing on the Defense Department's Voluntary Education programs. The full hearing link is here (https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/hearings/hearing-on-voluntary-military-education-programs) Chris Neiweem's [...]

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: Department of Defense Data Reveals For-Profit Colleges Are Taking in the Bulk of Military Education Benefits (2012)

New information provided by the Department of Defense (DOD) and analyzed by the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) shows that for-profit colleges are receiving one of [...]

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: Benefitting Whom? For-Profit Education Companies and the Growth of Military Educational Benefits (2011)

Serious questions have emerged about the share of the military educational benefit pool going to for- profit schools with questionable outcomes. Congress may have unintentionally subjected this new generation of veterans to the worst excesses [...]

U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Report to Accompany S.2784 Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (S. Rep. 907, 93d Congress) (1974) (see especially pages 71-72 and 126 re: 85-15 rule)

The Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to which was referred the bill (S. 2784) to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the vocational rehabilitation subsistence allowance, educational assistance allowances, and the special training allowances [...]

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