We advocate for military-connected students before the Education Department

Disabled veterans’ right to student loan forgiveness

We had a major win in forcing the US Education Department to honor disabled veterans’ legal right to student loan forgiveness. Still more to do!

Loan Relief for Students Defrauded by a School

We fight for defrauded veterans to get their student loans forgiven by the Education Department, and their Pell Grants restored.

Integrity and Quality Standards by Colleges

We advocate for rules requiring colleges to abide by basic integrity rules and meet minimum quality standards.

Accreditation and Accreditors

We push for high quality standards by accreditors and we expose lax accreditors.

90/10 Loophole

Military connected students are targeted by aggressive and deceptive college recruiting because of a loophole in federal law.

Student Loan Debt

We work on policy to alleviate student loan debt.


Our Testimony to the Education Dept. NACIQI Hearing on Accreditors

Testimony of Walter Ochinko Research Director, Veterans Education Success U.S. Department of Education National Advisory Council on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) Review of the Higher Learning Commission July 29, 2020 Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Education Department’s surprising conclusion that the Higher Learning Commission failed [...]

Letter from Student Veterans of America and Veterans Education Success to Secretary DeVos on CARES Act Guidance

May 19, 2020 The Honorable Betsy DeVos Secretary of Education Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue SW Washington, DC 20202 Re: CARES Act Guidance and Military-Connected Students Dear Secretary DeVos: On behalf of veterans, service members, their families, and survivors represented by our organizations, we ask for clarification on guidance [...]

Comment from 50 Groups on Proposed Distance Education and Innovation Regulations

May 4, 2020 Mr. Gregory Martin U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Mail Stop 294-42 Washington, DC 20202. Re: Distance Education and Innovation, Docket ID number ED-2018-OPE-0076-0845 Submitted electronically via: http://regulations.gov Dear Mr. Martin: The 50 undersigned organizations representing and advocating for students, families, taxpayers, veterans and service [...]

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U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences: Military Service and Educational Attainment of High School Sophomores After 9/11: Experiences of 2002 High School Sophomores as of 2012

This Statistics in Brief examines 2002 high school sophomores’ entrance into military service through 2012, up to 8 years after most graduated from high school in 2004. The report provides estimates regarding the timing of military service; the demographic and academic characteristics of those who served in the military; the [...]

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Veterans’ Use of Private Student Loans: A Primer

Click here to download a PDF copy of the report.  Highlights Based on our analysis of ED survey data from academic year 2007-08 to 2015-16: The proportion of undergraduate student veterans at for-profit schools taking out private student loans dropped by almost 95 percent (see fig. 1). Although the proportion [...]

Advocates and Veterans Groups Urge Financial Institutions to Follow Military Consumer Protection Law During Covid-19 Mobilizations

On Friday, May 1 the Student Borrower Protection Center, Student Veterans of America, Veterans Education Success, and over a dozen national military and veteran service organizations sent letters to the nation’s major financial institutions urging them to ensure that service members—including those called up to support COVID-19 emergency response efforts—are [...]

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