Veterans Education Success has accused the VA of not abiding by a section of The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, which prohibits schools from participating in the GI Bill if they utilize “advertising, sales or enrollment practices of any type which are erroneous, deceptive, or misleading either by the actual statement, omission or intimation.”

Wofford said Wednesday’s new bill is a welcomed big first step, though more work still needs to be done to crack down on predatory colleges and assure students veterans don’t get roped into wasting their benefits at bogus schools.

“Why are law-breaking colleges getting the VA stamp of approval for GI Bill,” she said. “It should not have taken a decade to say that law-breaking colleges shouldn’t get the VA stamp of approval. But thank God it’s fixed.”

Read the full story by Stars & Stripes, “Sweeping veterans bill boosts protections for GI Bill recipients and cracks down on predatory schools” published December 17, 2020.