“Veterans Education Success, an advocacy group that focuses on student-veterans, said in statement that it learned “the leadership of VA decided to affirmatively approve Ashford for GI Bill and ensure Ashford’s continued access to GI Bill funds.” Ashford is the nation’s 13th-largest recipient of GI Bill funds, according to VA data.

“It is outrageous that VA continues to violate federal law in order to help for-profit colleges, while throwing veterans under the bus,” Veterans Education Success President Carrie Wofford said. “Veterans have legal rights to be protected from fraud and VA has a legal obligation to stop funding that fraud — but VA keeps refusing to follow the law.”

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