Hundreds of college programs that enroll military service members and veterans have gone years without adequate oversight to determine if they are delivering quality education, according to a recent audit by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General. As a result, more than $1.54 million in federal tuition and fee payments have gone to “ineligible or potentially ineligible” colleges participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program.

The colleges were part of a statistical sample of education programs reviewed as part of the audit, which “estimated that the risk of improper payments was particularly high at for-profit schools.” The audit found that for-profit institutions received $1.5 million of the improper payments.

Read the full story by Inside Higher Ed, “VA Inspector General Cites Poor Oversight of College Programs Approved for GI Benefits” published January 21, 2019.