We advocate for student veterans before VA

VA’s Obligation to Stop Colleges’ Deceptive Recruiting

We have pushed VA for years to stop colleges’ deceptive recruiting. We helped bring to VA’s attention a Vietnam-era statute, 38 USC 3696, that requires VA to cut off GI Bill funding to schools that engage in deceptive recruiting. We continue to prod VA to comply with the law, including engaging Congressional pressure on VA.

GI Bill Reinstatement for Students Whose School Closed

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 allows VA to restore entitlement to beneficiaries affected by school closure or disapproval (if the disapproval was due to a change in law or VA interpretation of statute).

National GI Bill Delays

We worked to ensure that GI Bill delays were addressed immediately, and has fought to make sure the VA makes back payments on all missed payments.

VA Proposes to Waive Ethics Rule for VA Employees

When the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a rule to waive federal ethics rules to legalize bribery of VA employees, we alerted and worked closely with ethics experts, and our military, veteran and education allies to organize opposition efforts to force VA to reverse its decision.

Specific Schools

We work with the VA to make sure bad-actor schools that rip off students are brought under proper oversight so that veterans get the best quality education and training for their hard-earned education benefits.

OUR LETTERS TO VA

Comment to VA on the Collection of Conflicting Interests Certification for Proprietary Schools

August 21, 2020 Dr. Paul Lawrence, Undersecretary for Benefits Veterans Benefits Administration Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420 Via electronic submission Re: VBA’s Collection of Conflicting Interests Certification for Proprietary Schools, OMB Control Number: 2900-0657   Dear Dr. Lawrence: Thank you for the opportunity to [...]

Letter to VA and CSAAVE Requesting a Risk-Based Review of Ashford University

July 27, 2020   The Honorable Keith Boylan Deputy Secretary Veterans Services California Department of Veterans Affairs California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education 1227 O Street, Suite 625 Sacramento, CA 95814   Patrick Dworakowski, Ph.D. Oversight and Accountability Education Services Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont [...]

Our Letter to the VA Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Readjustment

Our letter to the VA Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans   June 11, 2020   Department of Veterans Affairs Readjustment Counseling Service (10RCS) 810 Vermont Avenue Washington DC 20420 Via electronic submission to VHA10RCSAction@va.gov Re: Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans   Dear Members of the Advisory [...]

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VA REPORTS & PRESS RELEASES

VA’s Resolution of 3696 Violations by 5 schools

On July 2, 2020, VA notified 5 schools at risk of losing eligibility to enroll GI Bill students over deceptive recruiting that their prior resolutions with federal and state law enforcement would suffice, rendering 38 USC 3696 meaningless. VA's letters are below

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MORE NEWS & INFO

Comment to VA on the Collection of Conflicting Interests Certification for Proprietary Schools

August 21, 2020 Dr. Paul Lawrence, Undersecretary for Benefits Veterans Benefits Administration Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420 Via electronic submission Re: VBA’s Collection of Conflicting Interests Certification for Proprietary Schools, OMB Control Number: 2900-0657   Dear Dr. Lawrence: Thank you for the opportunity to [...]

Our Letter to the VA Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Readjustment

Our letter to the VA Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans   June 11, 2020   Department of Veterans Affairs Readjustment Counseling Service (10RCS) 810 Vermont Avenue Washington DC 20420 Via electronic submission to VHA10RCSAction@va.gov Re: Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans   Dear Members of the Advisory [...]

Veterans Education Success Thanks Congress for Passing Important COVID-19 Fix for GI Bill and other VA-Funded Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tanya Ang, Vice President, (202) 838-5050 March 19, 2020   Congress Clears Important COVID-19 Fix for GI Bill and other VA-Funded Students WASHINGTON, DC:  This morning, Congress cleared an important COVID-19 fix for GI Bill and other VA-funded students.  Specifically, with the coronavirus causing many colleges to [...]

Letter to VA Regarding GI Bill Feedback Tool and 38 USC 3696 Compliance

January 21, 2020   Charmain Bogue, Executive Director U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration, Education Service 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20420   Re: 38 U.S.C. § 3696 and University of Phoenix, Career Education Corporation, and Ashford University   Dear Charmain, We are writing to bring information [...]

California backs down from threat to fight VA for GI Bill oversight

California backed down from a fight with the Department of Veterans Affairs over a decision that restricts the state’s power to regulate for-profit colleges enrolling students with GI Bill benefits. California had used its authority in the past to sanction colleges with shaky finances and to investigate complaints from veterans [...]

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Veterans Education Success was proud to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make this video, “Know Before You Go,” to educate service-members, veterans and military-connected students about their hard-earned education benefits.

OUR WORK WITH THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Veterans Affairs

Defense Department

Education Department

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Federal Trade Commission