VES Report: Is Trident University a Good Choice for Military-Connected Students?

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Trident, a University that focuses heavily on recruiting military-connected students, has a mixed record. Its outcomes are better than Ashford’s, another for-profit school that is exclusively online, and the proportion of Trident students with federal student loans is much lower than that of two other for-profit schools that also have a significant number of military-connected students. In 2017, however, VES became aware that Trident had used misleading information to recruit “survivors” who have Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Survivors are the children of a father or mother who was killed while on active duty and their widows or husbands.