“Well, what’s the degree worth? It’s not even worth the paper it’s printed on. I’ve had an extremely hard time finding employment,” says student veteran Jarrod Thoma.

“This is a huge deal for many students who were tricked and deceived and cheated by really lousy, mostly for-profit colleges. This is not student debt cancellation for any student. This is only if you were cheated,” says Carrie Wofford. “These veterans like Jarrod Thoma, who were just totally targeted for their GI Bill and targeted in really ugly ways.”

“I was at a loss for words. I was in shock, disbelief, really ecstatic. I told my wife first thing. I’m still at a loss for words. I can’t believe it’s finally at some sort of resolution, and I feel vindicated,” says student veteran Jarrod Thoma.

Read the full story in NPR here.