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DOD RULES FOR SCHOOLS

We worked closely with the Defense Department to develop these student protection rules

DOD’S TUITION ASSISTANCE – REPORTS, UPDATES & MORE

Our Press Release: Analysis of How the Defense Department’s Tuition Assistance Funds are Spent

For Immediate Release            Contact Walter Ochinko May 25, 2021                                                    Veterans Education Success Releases Analysis of How the Defense Department’s Tuition Assistance Funds are Spent  For-profit colleges enrolled fewer servicemembers but received more TA revenue and one [...]

Factsheet: Defense Department Tuition Assistance Program: Enrollment and Credentials Earned, by Institutional Sector, for Fiscal Year 2019

In fiscal year (FY) 2019, almost 250,000 servicemembers participated in the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program. The program allows eligible servicemembers to take postsecondary classes on a part-time basis during off-duty hours at one of 1,808 participating schools.[1] Servicemembers (1) must obtain approval from their [...]

Our Letter to President Biden – Ideas for an Executive Order

February 17, 2021   President Joseph R. Biden The White House Washington, DC  20500   Dear President Biden: Thank you for committing to protect veterans, servicemembers, and military families from predatory colleges that deceive them out of their hard-earned GI Bill and other military education benefits: “We’ll… crack down on [...]

Report: Protecting Military Borrowers: How the Department of Education Can Restore the Promise of Public Service Loan Forgiveness for American Servicemembers

Introduction Policymakers have long acknowledged that financial readiness is intrinsic to military readiness and that the unique financial stress imposed by military life can impede America’s national security. In fact, Congress has repeatedly taken steps to mitigate this financial stress with protections specifically crafted to alleviate certain obstacles imposed during [...]

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OUR LETTERS TO DOD

Our Letter to DoD & ED Asking Them to Improve PSLF

May 7, 2021   The Honorable Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue SW Washington, DC  20202   Secretary Lloyd Austin US Department of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1000   Re: Streamlining Public Service Loan Forgiveness for Past & Present Active Duty Servicemembers   [...]

Our Letter to President Biden – Ideas for an Executive Order

February 17, 2021   President Joseph R. Biden The White House Washington, DC  20500   Dear President Biden: Thank you for committing to protect veterans, servicemembers, and military families from predatory colleges that deceive them out of their hard-earned GI Bill and other military education benefits: “We’ll… crack down on [...]

Coalition letter to the Biden Transition Team regarding for-profit college influence

December 1, 2020 Ted Kaufman 1401 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20230 Cathy Russell 1401 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20230 Dear Mr. Kaufman and Ms. Russell, As organizations working on behalf of students, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights advocates, researchers, and others concerned about unaffordable student debts and [...]

Protecting Servicemember Loan Rates

Military and veteran groups wrote to the Department of Defense thanking them for automating SCRA rights and asking for restitution to servicemembers who previously were not accorded to these rights that they were entitled to.

Press Release: Our Full-Page Ad for the Military Lending Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 CONTACT: Dom Slowey, 781-710-0014 dslowey@sloweymcmanus.com Mike Saunders: 202-838-5050 mikesaunders@veteranseducationsuccess.org  Veterans & Military Service Organizations Urge CFPB & DOD Not To Rollback Servicemembers' Protections Under the Military Lending Act  WASHINGTON - In the wake of threats to the Military Lending Act, Veterans Education Success (VES), [...]

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OTHER ISSUES & PROGRAMS AT DOD

The Military Lending Act and You

This post was originally published by Military.com on August 13, 2019.  The Military Lending Act and You By Mike Saunders, Director for Military and Consumer Policy, Veterans Education Success As an active-duty service member, you [...]

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OUR WORK WITH THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

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Defense Department

Education Department

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