VA Allows Penalized For-Profit Schools to Enroll GI Bill Students; Advocates Say Move Breaks the Law

Veterans Education Success, a veterans’ advocacy group in Washington, says the VA move violates a federal law that forbids the agency  from approving the enrollment of GI Bill students at schools proven to use “advertising, sales, or enrollment practices of any type which are erroneous, deceptive or misleading either by actual statement, omission or intimation.”

“The only winners today are the schools that used their money and political influence to evade the law and harm veterans,” Carrie Wofford, president of Veterans Education Success, said in a statement.

“Today’s news is disappointing at best, but not surprising given how much money and political power these schools have,” Veterans Education Success Vice President Tanya Ang said in a statement.

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