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Free lawyers for your Military Education Benefits issues

We’ve provided free help to more than 5,000 veterans and servicemembers – and many corporate whistleblowers. Sometimes we win through negotiations, such as when we helped veterans at Stanford University get their full housing allowance, and sometimes we win through legal action. We also help law enforcement with information and victim and whistleblower connections. Most of our work is private and confidential, but here you can see our public filings.

OUR LEGAL REPORTS AND MEMOS

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OUR LEGAL ADVOCACY LETTERS

Some of our legal advocacy letters can be shared publicly.

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OUR COURT FILINGS

Our court filings to protect veterans, servicemembers, and military families.

Our FTC Petition: Lead Generators

Complaint, Request for Investigation, Injunction, and Other Relief Submitted by Veterans Education Success Pursuant to the Commission’s Rules, 16 C.F.R. § 2.2, Veterans Education Success respectfully requests that the Commission institute an investigation of businesses [...]

Our FTC Petition: Army.com and Partner Schools

Complaint, Request for Investigation, Injunction, and Other Relief Submitted by Veterans Education Success Pursuant to the Commission’s Rules, 16 C.F.R. § 2.2, Veterans Education Success respectfully requests that the Commission institute an investigation of schools [...]

11th Circuit ruling in Great Lakes

We filed an amicus brief to support students' rights to Public Service Loan Forgiveness. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit agreed with our brief that students can use state law to sue [...]

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OUR SUBMISSIONS TO ACCREDITORS

Our legal team provides submissions to college accreditors, documenting our findings about specific colleges, including our research findings, student veteran complaints, and whistleblower concerns.

OUR LEGAL BRIEFS

We serve as a solo amicus in a case regarding the rights of whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act: 

  • Court recognition of Veterans Education Success’ amicus curiae filing (Oct. 2017) (here)
  • Stephens Institute’s Reply Brief (Sept. 2017) (here)
  • Motion for permission to file amicus brief (Aug. 9, 2017) (here)
  • Amicus brief filed with the 9th Circuit (Aug. 7, 2017) (here)

We won two amicus cases to protect students’ rights to sue loan servicing companies that fail to comply with Public Service Loan Forgiveness – which is important to veterans and servicemembers and to recruiting and retention by the U.S. military, Veterans Affairs Department, and veterans organizations.

  • Our brief in Reavis v. PHEAA (Dec. 16, 2019) (here). On July 14 ,2020, the Montana Supreme Court agreed with us! (here)
  • Our brief in Lawson-Ross v. Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. (Dec. 10, 2018) (here). On April 10, 2020, the 11th Circuit Court agreed with us! (here)

We helped ITT Tech and Corinthian students, working closely with several hundred individuals to file claims with the Court. 

We also supported lawyers at Harvard Law School’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, who represent a class of all 750,000 former ITT Tech students (including veterans) who attended in the last 10 years:

  • ITT Class Action Settlement:  US Court awards financial recompense to ITT students (Jan. 2018) (here). Students win $168 million in student debt cancellation (June 2019) (here)
  • ITT Tech Student Class Complaint (Jan. 2017) (here)
  • Veterans Education Success President Carrie Wofford’s Affidavit (here)
  • US Securities & Exchange Commission rejects settlement terms for ITT Tech Executives who defrauded investors (Aug. 2017) (here)

We’ve joined several amici curiae briefs regarding the Gainful Employment rule at the US Department of Education that weeds out poor performing career college programs:

OUR FOIA REQUESTS

We file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to government agencies to help expose important facts to protect veterans, servicemembers, and military families.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS

Veterans Education Success works with federal and state law enforcement to protect the rights of veterans, service-members, military family members and survivors.

Press Release: Veterans Education Success Praises Decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to Suspend New GI Bill Students from Enrolling at the University of Phoenix, Career Education Corporation Institutions, Bellevue University, and Temple University

For Immediate Release              Contact:  Carrie Wofford | President (202) 838-5050 Tanya Ang | Vice President (202) 838-5050 March 9, 2020  Veterans Education Success Praises Decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to Suspend New [...]

Law Enforcement Actions Against Predatory Colleges

This document summarizes government actions against predatory colleges, providing links to the government actions.   Law Enforcement Actions Against Predatory Colleges (updated December 2019) ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, SAN FRANCISCO  City Attorney of San Francisco [...]

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