We work with Congressional Committees and Members to introduce bills, hold hearings, and urge the executive branch to protect military-connected students.
Our Work with the Executive Branch
We work with federal agencies to ensure military-connected students’ hard-earned education benefits are successful and effective.
Our Work with the States
An emerging area of our work is helping state policymakers better understand and address the need to improve college quality and accountability.
Congressional Roundtable: From GI Bill Student to U.S. Representative
In 2020 we hosted a roundtable discussion featuring Members of Congress who used federal education benefit programs like the GI Bill to support their journey through higher education. Learn what they said about their experience and more.
Highlights from the Congressional Roundtable
Blue Star Families are truly grateful to Veterans Education Success
“All of us at Blue Star Families are truly grateful to Veterans Education Success for their indispensable work fighting to ensure our veterans and the military spouses and children who earned the GI Bill receive the value of it. Veterans Education Success is the leader in working with Congress to help us maintain this important benefit and fight against bad actors who would leave veterans and family members with worthless credentials. Carrie Wofford is a visionary and dedicated leader I am proud to know through her three decades of work for the public good.”
– Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet
Veterans Education Success has been such an exceptional leader for years
“Veterans Education Success has been such an exceptional leader for years in efforts to defend military and veteran education benefits. They continually defend the Post-9/11 GI Bill from cuts and abuse and have advocated for smart policy to expand the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Today, they are spearheading the fight to ensure the Congressional re-authorization of the Higher Education Act is free from provisions that hurt vets. They are true leaders and we are fortunate to partner with them. Carrie Wofford and her team are top watchdogs, always fighting to preserve the benefits women and men have earned through their service.”
– Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Founder Paul Rieckhoff
The work of Veterans Education Success has been absolutely critical
“The work of Veterans Education Success has been absolutely critical to efforts to ensure that veterans get the value they deserve from the GI Bill. Whether they are advising an individual vet or putting together a research project, the team at Veterans Education Success is top-notch”