An emerging area of our work is helping state policymakers better understand and address the need to improve college quality and accountability.

CALIFORNIA

In California, Veterans Education Success is working to protect student veterans and force colleges to close the 90/10 loophole:

MAINE

In Maine, Veterans Education Success’ State Policy Manager Ramond Curtis worked with Maine Senators on legislation to require better oversight of for-profit colleges. It passed unanimously in May 2019!

MARYLAND

In Maryland, Veterans Education Success urged legislators to protect student veterans and force colleges to close the 90/10 loophole:

NEW YORK

In New York, Veterans Education Success is working with the Governor’s office to protect student veterans and force colleges to close the 90/10 loophole:

NYS Senate Public Hearing on Higher Education – 4/10/19

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Chair: Senator Toby Ann Stavisky Public Hearing: To explore ways to review oversight over for-profit schools in order to better inform students, parents and consumers about for-profit education schools Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York

NYS Senate Public Hearing on Higher Education – 4/10/19

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Chair: Senator Toby Ann Stavisky Public Hearing: To explore ways to review oversight over for-profit schools in order to better inform students, parents and consumers about for-profit education schools Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York

OREGON

In Oregon, Veterans Education Success is working to protect student veterans and force colleges to close the 90/10 loophole.

NON-GOVERNMENTAL REPORTS

The Century Foundation: Encouraging Innovation & Preventing Abuse in For-Profit Higher Education

Public, nonprofit, and for-profit colleges all struggle with inconsistent quality. On average fewer than three in five students graduate within six years.1 More than a million students default on their federal loans every year.2 However, these challenges are greatest among for-profit colleges, whose students are less likely to see earnings gains, more likely to have unaffordable debt, and more likely to default on their student loans.

OUR ADVOCACY

See how VES is working to advance higher education success, protecting the integrity and promise of the GI Bill.

Our Advocacy Letters

  • We collaborate with our veteran & military allies to maximize our collective advocacy impact.  We frequently submit formal letters, with policy recommendations, to federal agencies and Congress.

  • We work with Congressional Committees and Members to introduce bills, hold hearings, and urge the executive branch to protect military-connected students.

Our Work with the Executive Branch

  • We work with federal agencies to ensure military-connected students’ hard-earned education benefits are successful and effective.

Our Work with the States

  • An emerging area of our work is helping state policymakers better understand and address the need to improve college quality and accountability.