“These students deserve to have their student loans canceled after having been so misled about the education at ITT, the transferability of credits, and employment after graduation,” said Della Justice, vice president of legal affairs at Veterans Education Success. “But it is a total shame that veterans who were cheated out of their GI Bill benefits will not get their GI Bill back.”
Tasha Berkhalter, an Army veteran who spoke at the Department of Education’s announcement, said she accumulated nearly $100,000 in student loan debt because of shortfalls in her GI Bill benefits with ITT’s tuition policies. Veterans like her will now get that money back.
Veterans Education Success officials said members of Congress have discussed restoring GI Bill benefits for more students victimized by poorly-run schools, but no new action is imminent.
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