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

Our Letter to the VA Advisory Committee on Education

October 18, 2021   U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education Service 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420 Via electronic submission to EDUSTAENG.VBAVACO@va.gov Re: Advisory Committee on Education Meeting October 19-20   Dear Members of the Advisory Committee, Veterans Education Success is a nonprofit organization that works to advance higher [...]

Letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs on Agency Information Collection Activity and the Assurance of Compliance with 85 Percent Enrollment Ratios

September 24, 2021 Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420 Submitted via electronic portal Re: Agency Information Collection Activity: Statement of Assurance of Compliance with 85 Percent Enrollment Ratios, 86 FR 40680 To Whom It May Concern: The undersigned veterans and military service organizations write to [...]

Our Letter to the Debt Management Center Regarding the Threshold for Reporting Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA” or “the Department”) Debts to a Consumer Reporting Agency (“CRA”)

September 21, 2021 Submitted via electronic portal Jason Hoge Director of Operations Debt Management Center Office of Management, 189 1 Federal Drive Suite 4500 Fort Snelling, MN 55111 Re: RIN 2900-AR20-Threshold for Reporting VA Debts to Consumer Reporting Agencies Dear Mr. Hoge: I write on behalf of Veterans Education Success [...]

Our Letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs Regarding the Veteran Readiness and Employment Questionnaire

July 14, 2021 Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Ave., NW Washington, DC 20420 Via electronic submission Re: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Veteran Readiness and Employment Questionnaire, OMB Control No. 2900-0092 Dear Sir/Madam: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) [...]

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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

Our Letter to the Debt Management Center Regarding the Threshold for Reporting Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA” or “the Department”) Debts to a Consumer Reporting Agency (“CRA”)

September 21, 2021 Submitted via electronic portal Jason Hoge Director of Operations Debt Management Center Office of Management, 189 1 Federal Drive Suite 4500 Fort Snelling, MN 55111 Re: RIN 2900-AR20-Threshold for Reporting VA Debts to Consumer Reporting Agencies Dear Mr. Hoge: I write on behalf of Veterans Education Success [...]

Veterans Education Success Hails Unanimous Passage of Landmark Legislation to Protect Student Veterans and Ensure Better Oversight of GI Bill Colleges

December 16, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact:  Carrie Wofford: carrie@vetsedsuccess.org Veterans Education Success hails unanimous passage of landmark legislation to protect student veterans and ensure better oversight of GI Bill colleges Veterans Education Success proposed, and provided significant input on, key legislation Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted [...]

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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 Agencies

Federal Trade Commission