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.


Student Advocates’ Letter to the Department of Education on Ashford University/University of Arizona Global Campus and Title IV

April 5, 2022 Secretary Miguel Cardona U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20202 Dear Secretary Cardona: We urge the U.S. Department of Education to promptly address issues raised by the recent California state court decision[1] finding pervasive fraudulent abuse of federal financial aid programs by Zovio, [...]

Our Letter to the Department of Education on the Western Association of Colleges and Schools, Senior College and University Commission (WASCSR)

January 20, 2022 Dr. Herman Bounds Director Accreditation Group, Office of Postsecondary Education U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 RE: Call for Comments 86 FR 71251, Document Number 2021-27095 Submitted Electronically Dear Dr. Bounds, On behalf of Veterans Education Success, I am pleased to submit [...]

Our Nomination Letter to the Education Department for the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility

Vanessa Gomez U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Room 2C179 Washington, DC 20202 Docket ID ED-2021-OPE-0077 Dear Ms. Gomez, The undersigned veterans and military service organizations write to make the following nominations for the upcoming negotiated rulemaking Committee on Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility that the Department of Education [...]



Letter to Congress from 53 Veterans, Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, and Student Organizations

"In particular, we oppose all actions to delay, weaken, or repeal the gainful employment, incentive compensation, or recent “borrower defense to repayment” and college accountability regulations. Each of these accountability measures is essential to protecting students and taxpayers from sudden school closures and other misconduct by unscrupulous colleges, and to [...]

The ITT Collapse: Lessons Learned and Dealing with Future Challenges

The seeds of ITT Tech’s collapse were decades in the making. Deregulation of the for-profit college industry certainly played a rise in enabling ITT’s increasing dependence on federal dollars, but corporate short-term thinking, greed, consumer fraud, and a failure to learn were the primary causes of ITT Tech’s decline. At [...]


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