According to Chistopher Madaio, vice president for legal affairs at Veterans Education Success, for-profit colleges often seek out veterans because of their GI money — federal dollars from the Post 9/11 GI Bill that funds the full cost of a veteran’s undergraduate education at a public, in-state university or a significant portion of their education at a private university — and other federal and state benefits they receive.

“Because of their status as a veteran, they target them with lies and other deceptions that, of course, turn out to be untrue later,” Madaio said. “We try to let veterans know what options they have. Unfortunately, there are only a few, if any.”

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