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 LETTERS TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Letter to NC-SARA re: Proposal to Elevate SARA’s Consumer Protection Standards

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), administered by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), lowers barriers for schools to offer online programs in multiple states, easing the way for institutions to expand the reach of their online programs. SARA’s impact is immense - almost 6 million students were enrolled in online programs at more than 2,300 SARA participating schools in Fall 2020, including 1.6 million students enrolled in online programs based outside of their state.1 Every state except for California is a SARA member. 2 However, the agreement’s standards set an extremely low bar for consumer protection, leaving millions of online students vulnerable to abuse by unscrupulous schools.

Our Letter to the Department of Education on the Council on Occupational Education.

VES advocacy letter on behalf of students and veterans in higher education in response to the call for third-party comments announced on November 14, 2022, in the Department of Education’s Notice Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for the Purpose of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education. 1 Our comments concern the Council on Occupational Education (“COE”) and the senior Department official’s (SDO) decision letter dated October 27, 2021, requiring COE to come into compliance with 34 C.F.R. Part 602 within 12 months and to submit a compliance report within 30 days thereafter.

Our Nomination Letter for Debbie Cochrane for Appointment to NACIQI

September 15, 2022 The Honorable Miguel Cardona, Ed.D. Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue SW Washington, DC 20202 Mr. Secretary, Responding to the Department of Education’s Federal Register notice of August 16, 2022, I write on behalf of Veterans Education Success to nominate Ms. Debbie Cochrane, [...]

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REPORTS

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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OUR WORK WITH THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Veterans Affairs

Defense Department

Education Department

Consumer Financial Protection Agencies

Federal Trade Commission