We have provided free legal advice and advocacy to nearly 5,000 veterans and servicemembers – and to more than a dozen corporate whistleblowers. We also support law enforcement, providing key information and victim and whistleblower connections. Most of that work is private and confidential.

Sometimes we win through negotiations, such as when we helped veterans at Stanford University get their full housing allowance. Sometimes we win through legal action to protect the rights of our students.

Although we cannot share confidential legal information, we can share our public filings, including our legal reports, submissions to college accreditors, FOIA requests, and court filings.

If you are active duty, veteran, or a military family member and having issues with your education benefits, contact us for free help now.

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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 [...]

Army.com List of Partner Schools Exposed

The Federal Trade Commission shut down a number of copycat military websites in September of 2018. This report examines one of those websites, Army.com, and the list of partner schools it displayed while in operation. [...]

Piercing the Veil of Covert For-Profit Colleges

Recent efforts by certain predatory for-profit colleges to convert to nonprofit status1 raises the question of whether the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can continue to exercise jurisdiction over those entities’ misleading and deceptive recruiting [...]


Some of our legal advocacy letters can be shared publicly.


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


Veterans Education Success serves 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)

Veterans Education Success has filed amicus briefs to protect Public Service Loan Forgiveness – which is important to veterans and servicemembers and to recruiting and retention by VA, the Armed Forces, and veterans organizations – and to oppose loan servicers’ active misrepresentations to students about Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

  • Reavis v. PHEAA (here)
  • Lawson-Ross v. Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. (Dec. 10, 2018) (here). In April 2020, the 11th Circuit Court agreed with us! (here)

Veterans Education Success 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)

Veterans Education Success has joined multiple amici curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs to protect the rights of students, including:

  • To protect the Gainful Employment rule at the US Department of Education that weeds out poor performing career college programs


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


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


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

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