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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 [...]

Defense Department Office of Inspector General: Audit of Controls at Military Installations for Schools Participating in the DoD Tuition Assistance Program DODIG-2019-122

The US Defense Department (DoD) Office of Inspector General determined whether military installations had implemented controls for the DoD Tuition Assistance Program that were designed to ensure that educational institutions with authorized access to DoD installations complied with DoD policies and partnership memorandums ofu nderstanding(MOUs) to prevent improperrecruitment of service [...]

U.S. Defense Department: Credentialing Program Utilization

The report that follows is submitted in response to the request in Senate Report 115-125, page 150, that the Department of Defense (DoD) submit a report to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives on the utilization of the program to assist members in obtaining [...]

Military Times: DOD Review: 0% of Schools Following TA Rules

Every single college that the Department of Defense examined last year, as part of a new tuition assistance review process, was found in violation of DoD rules ― but schools won’t be punished just yet. Marketing materials that included pictures of service members in uniform, as well as difficult-to-find tuition information, [...]

Press Release: Defense Department Puts University of Phoenix on Probation

October 9, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Carrie Wofford | (202) 422-6338 Defense Department Puts University of Phoenix on Probation Statement by Matthew Boulay, Executive Director, Veterans Student Loan Relief Fund and an Iraq War veteran Washington, D.C. - The Department of Defense yesterday announced sanctions against the University of [...]

DOD Puts University of Phoenix on Probation

The Defense Department put the University of Phoenix on probation, prohibited from enrolling military students, following several law enforcement actions and news exposes that University of Phoenix was circumventing Defense Department rules. Below is the Defense Department's letter to the University of Phoenix, notifying it of the suspension.  It includes: [...]

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: Department of Defense Data Reveals For-Profit Colleges Are Taking in the Bulk of Military Education Benefits (2012)

New information provided by the Department of Defense (DOD) and analyzed by the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) shows that for-profit colleges are receiving one of every two military Tuition Assistance (TA) dollars – $280 million of the total $563 million [...]


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