“The schools have now been put on notice,” said Veterans Education Success Vice President Tanya Ang. “… The hope is that the schools [will] actually really use this time to change and address and fix their marketing, outreach and quality and stop targeting veterans for their GI Bill dollars.”
For example, Veterans Education Success wants to see stronger requirements for which institutions are approved to receive GI Bill benefits to prevent these “fly-by-night programs from popping up” in the first place, Ang said.
Aniela Syzmanski, senior director for legal affairs and military policy at Veterans Education success, added that Tuition Assistance, the education benefit for active service members, requires similar protections. She also wants to see these funds more seamlessly transferred to veterans and their dependents.
Meanwhile, for-profit schools will have to adjust their funding models to be less reliant on enrolling veterans.
Syzmanski predicts they’ll fill the gap by pursuing corporate partnerships or putting out more short-term program offerings, like boot camps.
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