VES advocates for student veterans before VA

National GI Bill Delays

VES 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.

Specific Schools

VES works 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.

VA’s Obligation to Stop Colleges’ Deceptive Recruiting

VES has pushed VA for years to stop colleges’ deceptive recruiting. VES 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.

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, Veterans Education Success 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.

GI Bill Reinstatement for GI Bill 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 disappoval (if the disapproval was due to a change in law or VA interpretation of statute).


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA’s Oversight of State Approving Agency Program Monitoring for Post-9/11 GI Bill Students

Prior VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports have identified significant financial risks in how the education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill are administered. The OIG conducted this audit to determine if VA and State Approving Agencies (SAAs) effectively reviewed and monitored education programs in accordance with the provisions [...]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Economic Communities Initiative Pilot: 2016 Report & Highlights

In January 2015, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the 2015 Veteran Economic Opportunity Report to provide data on indicators of the possible success of ongoing initiatives and barriers to economic competitiveness for Veterans. In addition to providing demographic information about the Veteran population, the report included data [...]


VA Out on a Limb

A letter from 23 military and veteran organizations to the VA

VES to VA: It’s Time to Do Your Job

After multiple for-profit colleges have been caught defrauding veterans, the VA has still failed to act. VES wrote a letter to the VA reminding the agency of its duty to protect veterans.

VA, Protect the GI Bill

A letter to Secretary McDonald requesting additional oversight of the GI Bill to protect veterans from predatory colleges. Signed by 23 veteran and military organizations.  

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VA Proposes to Waive Ethics Rule for VA Employees

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to waive the application of applicable Federal regulations (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) for all VA employees who receive any wages, salary, dividends, profits, gratuities, or services from, or own any interest in, a for-profit educational institution in which an eligible person or veteran is [...]

Behind the Scenes: How We Protect You from Bad Actors

There are websites designed to extract information from you by appearing to be endorsed by VA or as the primary source of information about the GI Bill. That’s why in 2012 the President instructed us to trademark the phrase “GI Bill,” which we did the same year.

VA Releases New Version of the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched an improved version of the GI Bill®Comparison Tool, which was first launched in February 2014.  The GI Bill Comparison Tool is designed to make it easier for Veterans, Servicemembers, and dependents to estimate their GI Bill education benefits and [...]

New Online GI Bill Comparison Tool Available

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs launched today an online GI Bill® Comparison Tool to make it easier for Veterans, Servicemembers and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country.

Federal Agencies Partner to Protect Veterans, Service Members and their Families Using GI Bill Education Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Education and Justice, along with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission announced today the launch of a new online complaint system designed to collect feedback from veterans, service members and their families who are experiencing problems with [...]

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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.


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