military / veterans background

Information and background on the issue of veterans and military education benefits and career education programs

Media Coverage of Veterans and Military Education

Legal Brief from 16 Organizations Representing Students, Veterans, and More in Support of the Gainful Employment Rule  — March 2018

Veterans and Military Organizations Letter Opposing Any Delay of the Borrower Defense and College Accountability Rules – June 2017

Veterans and Military Organizations Letter Opposing Efforts to Weaken Student Protections — February 2017

In a news release issued July 30, 2014, a new analysis by the majority staff of the Senate HELP Committee reveals that “two years after a landmark investigation into the for-profit college industry revealed a host of serious problems, including poor student outcomes and high debt burdens” the new report “shows that for-profit colleges are collecting billions of taxpayer dollars from veterans using their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits. Although overall student enrollment has decreased at each of the eight top for-profit Post-9/11 G.I. Bill beneficiaries, their enrollment of veterans has dramatically increased — anywhere from 61 to 657 percent — during the same period.

News Release: Two Years After Harkin Report Revealed Questionable Business Practices in For-Profit College Industry, New Analysis Shows For-Profit Colleges Are Top Recipients of Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Dollars

Analysis: Is the New G.I. Bill Working?: For-Profit Colleges Increasing Veterans Enrollment and Federal Funds

On a visit to Fort Stewart in Georgia on April 27, 2012 the President signed an Executive Order designed to protect veterans and servicemembers and their families from colleges that seek to mislead them. In his speech, the president said:

“I’m not talking about all schools.  Many of them — for-profit and non-profit — provide quality education to our servicemembers and our veterans and their families.  But there are some bad actors out there.  They’ll say you don’t have to pay a dime for your degree but once you register, they’ll suddenly make you sign up for a high interest student loan.  They’ll say that if you transfer schools, you can transfer credits.  But when you try to actually do that, you suddenly find out that you can’t.  They’ll say they’ve got a job placement program when, in fact, they don’t.  It’s not right.  They’re trying to swindle and hoodwink you.  And today, here at Fort Stewart, we’re going to put an end to it.”


The goal of the Executive Order is to:

•   Create a centralized complaint system for students receiving Federal military and veterans educational benefits to register complaints that can be tracked and  responded to by the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Justice, and Education, the CFPB, and other relevant agencies.
•   Provide students with educational and financial information to make informed decisions.
•   End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques on and off military installations.
•   Ensure support services for service-members and veterans.
•   Develop and collect service member- and veteran-specific student outcome data.
•   Begin the process to trademark the term “GI Bill.”

The full text of the Executive Order is here; the White House news release is here; background on the visit and event is here; the text of the President’s Fort Stewart speech is here, and President’s weekly radio address, which was also on this topic, is here. Veterans organizations that have been working on this issue came out in strong support of the Executive Order. Statements were issued by many groups, including the American LegionMilitary Officers Association of AmericaStudent Veterans of AmericaIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaVeterans of Foreign Wars, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

In a news release issued February 23, 2012, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced the release of “new Department of Defense (DoD) data showing that for-profit colleges received half of all military Tuition Assistance (TA) dollars – $280 million out of $563 million spent last year on the program that gives service men and women the opportunity to take college classes while on active duty.  This new information underscores the impact of for-profit colleges’ aggressive recruiting on bases and military-related websites.  It also emphasizes the importance of strengthening eligibility requirements for colleges participating in the TA program in order to ensure that service members and their spouses are getting a quality education and taxpayer dollars are not being wasted.”

News Release: New Data Reveals For-Profit Colleges Take in Bulk of Active Duty Military Education Benefits

U.S. Senate HELP Committee analysis: Department of Defense Data Reveals For-Profit Colleges Are Taking in the Bulk of Military Tuition Benefits

Charts produced by HELP Committee majority staff: For‐Profit Colleges Collect Half of All Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Benefits

The 90-10 Rule is a federal law barring for-profit colleges from receiving more than 90% of their revenues from Department of Education federal student aid. It is modeled on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ long-standing 85-15 Rule, which prohibits more than 85% of a program’s students from receiving VA funding.

Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Tom Carper (D-DE)  held a press conference on September 22, 2011 to unveil new data on which colleges are taking in the most Post-9/11 G.I. Bill education benefits. The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill is providing those who have served our nation since 9/11 the most comprehensive educational benefits since World War II. The Senators, who are all military veterans themselves, are seeking to ensure that those who use the benefits get a quality education.

New Data on Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Benefits and For Profit Colleges (pdf), data updated November 3, 2011

Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security

Hearing: Improving Educational Outcomes for our Military and Veterans, September 22, 2011.

Includes witness list, testimony, a link to the hearing webcast and letters from veterans organizations calling for stronger oversight of the GI Bill.

Letter from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to Senator Patty Murray, Chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, expressing concern over “reported rampant exploitation of our veterans and military members eligible for robust education benefits . . . “, August 24, 2011

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Full Committee Hearing: Improving For-Profit Higher Education: A Roundtable Discussion of Policy Solutions, July 21, 2011

Includes testimony of Holly Petraeus, Director, Office of Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC. Ms. Petraeus’ testimony begins at minute 54 in the webcast.

Senator Tom Harkin floor speech on deceptive marketing to veterans including video and related documents (PDF), May 19, 2011

Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security

Hearing: Preventing Abuse of the Military’s Tuition Assistance Program, March 2, 2011

Member Statements, Witness Testimony, and hearing webcast  

Government Accountability Office (GAO) report: DOD Education Benefits: Increased Oversight of Tuition Assistance Program is Needed, March 2011

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions report Benefitting Whom? For-Profit Education Companies and the Growth of Military Education Benefits, December 8, 2010.

House Armed Services Committee:  Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

Letter summarizing the findings from its review of Department of Defense Tuition Assistance programs, November 5, 2010

House Armed Services Committee: Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

Hearing: A Question of Quality and Value: Department of Defense Oversight of Tuition Assistance Used for Distance Learning and For-Profit Colleges, September 22, 2010

Media Coverage:

New York Times — Exploiting Veterans for Profit
November 24, 2017

Military Times — What will the Trump era mean for for-profit schools?
November 15, 2017

Delaware Online — Veterans Day should mean more than salutes: Editorial
November 11, 2017

Chronicle of Higher Education — Inside the Scramble to Save Ashford U.
November 10, 2017

Politico – Morning Education — Senate Democrats Renew Push to Change ‘90/10 Rule’
November 9, 2017

Politico- Morning Education — VA Update on Implementation Of ‘Forever GI Bill’
November 6, 2017

Huffington Post — FTC Slaps Wrist Of For-Profit College Marketer That Tricked Vets; Many Bad Wrists Remain
October 24, 2017

Politico- Morning Education — VA eyes ‘narrower approach’ to for-profit college ethics waivers
October 17, 2017

Reveal — Trump administration now says it won’t scrap VA anti-corruption law 
October 11, 2017

Washington Post — Trump administration wants to weaken law protecting veterans from predatory for-profit colleges, senators say
October 6, 2017

Task & Purpose — To Protect Veterans, Keep The VA Ban On Employees Working With For-Profit Colleges
October 5, 2017

Dallas News — Hundreds of veterans scramble after Garland for-profit college closes
September 30, 2017

New York Times — Veterans Agency Seeks to Scrap Ethics Law on For-Profit Colleges
September 29, 2017

USA Today — New questions raised about how for-profit colleges recruit the military
September 18, 2017

Hechinger Report — At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate
April 21, 2017

Politico Morning Education — The Defense Department announced last year that it would roll out a new framework for overseeing the colleges participating in the military’s Tuition Assistance program
April 10, 2017

Stars and Stripes — After another college closure, American Legion implores Congress to protect student veterans
April 7, 2017

Tribune Review — GI Bill a ‘cash cow’ for some Pennsylvania schools
March 25, 2017

NASFAA — Veterans Groups Urge Lawmakers to Protect Gainful Employment, Borrower Defense Regs
February 6, 2017

Politico Morning Education — Veterans Groups Request Changes From University of Phoenix
February 3, 2017

The Washington Post — Opinion – In the Trump era, here’s how colleges can help veterans
January 25, 2017

The Century Foundation — Commentary – Truman, Eisenhower, and the First GI Bill Scandal
January 24, 2017

Fox9 (MN) — Navy veteran among Globe University students scrambling to transfer
January 5, 2017

The Mercury News — For-profit colleges violate funding limit, report says 
December 28, 2016

Stars and Stripes — Report: For-Profit Schools Skirting Federal Law With GI Bill Revenue
December 27, 2016

The Herald (WA) — Editorial – Predatory schools using veterans as loophole
December 27, 2016

Killeen Daily Herald (TX) — For-profit colleges aggressively targeting military and veterans
December 23, 2016

MarketWatch — Nearly 200 for-profit colleges get over 90% of their funding from the government
December 23, 2016

Time — Nearly 200 For-Profit Colleges Are Benefiting From a Federal Funding ‘Loophole’
December 22, 2016

The News Journal (DE) — Carper: some for-profit colleges preying on veterans
December 22, 2016

Consumerist — Many For-Profit Colleges Get More Than 90% Of Funding From Federal Government
December 21, 2016

Inside Higher Ed — Some For-Profits Exceed Limits on Federal Funding
December 21, 2016

Task and Purpose — Column – McCain Has To Stand With Veterans, Not For-Profit Colleges
December 14, 2016

Huffington Post blog — McCain Slams Pentagon For Protecting Troops From For-Profit College Abuses
December 7, 2016

NBC News — Student Sues Walden University: ‘I Wasted Six Years of My Life’December 2, 2016

BuzzFeed — McCain Slams Obama Admin’s “Ideological Agenda” Against For-Profit Colleges
November 30, 2016

The Hill — McCain defends for-profit colleges against DOD ban
November 30, 2016

Reveal – Center for Investigative Reporting — McCain assails Pentagon for being too harsh on for-profit college
November 29, 2016

Insight Into Diversity — Recent Demise of For-Profit Colleges Opens Up Opportunities to Recruit Veterans
November 22, 2016

MarketWatch — Veterans have fewer protections from shady college chains
October 24, 2016

Huffington Post blog — For-Profit Computer Systems Institute Stays Alive
October 24, 2016

The Washington Post — Veterans are getting short shrift as for-profit colleges close down, report says
October 21, 2016

MarketWatch — Military veterans are losing GI Bill benefits because of ITT bankruptcy
October 8, 2016

USA Today — Thousands of student veterans affected by closure of ITT Technical Institute
October 7, 2016

KGOU (OK) — House Committee Discusses For-Profit Colleges, Sexual Assault During Interim Studies
October 6, 2016

Cleveland Plain Dealer — Veterans harmed by ITT Tech’s closing can’t get congressional help yet
September 29, 2016

Inside Higher Ed — GI Bill Benefits and ACICS Colleges
September 26, 2016

Business Insider — A 32-year-old disabled vet thought ITT Tech was his ticket out of poverty — his story shows everything wrong with for-profit colleges
September 24, 2016

Military Times — Technical college prospect? How veterans can make a smart pick
September 14, 2016

Indianapolis Star — Why ITT closing hits veterans hardest
September 7, 2016

Stars and Stripes — Troubled for-profit ITT Tech Institute closes its doors on thousands of student veterans
September 6, 2016

Inside Higher Ed — Military Students More Likely to Attend For-Profits and Online
August 31, 2016

Stars and Stripes — Financial troubles at for-profit ITT leaves student vets vulnerable
August 26, 2016

Stars and Stripes — Ashford U. edges closer to losing GI Bill certification for thousands of vets
August 5, 2016

Slate — This Army Veteran Wanted to Become a Video Game Animator
July 20, 2016

The New York Times — Should For-Profit Colleges Be Able to Benefit From the G.I. Bill?
June 9, 2016

The New York Times — Op Ed – Veterans Deserve a Chance in College, Not a Free Pass
May 30, 2016

Huffington Post blog — Veterans Groups Oppose Manchin Amendment Giving For-Profit Colleges Unfettered Access to Military Bases
May 25, 2016

The New York Times — Veterans Groups Seek a Crackdown on Deceptive Colleges
May 21, 2016

Star Tribune (MN) — Veterans’ Student Loan Relief Fund helps vets misled into using their GI Bill benefits.
May 9, 2016

Politico – Morning Education — VA watchers want more GI Bill oversight
April 6, 2016

Inside Higher Ed — Study Finds VA Fails to Protect Veterans From Deceptive Recruiting
April 4, 2016

Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting — University of Phoenix sued for hiding improper veteran recruitment
March 17, 2016

Chicago Tribune — VA suspends for-profit DeVry from ‘excellence’ program
March 15, 2016

Military Times — A reprimands DeVry University based on federal lawsuit, GI Bill complaints
March 14, 2016

The Washington Post — VA suspends DeVry University from a key veterans program
March 14, 2016

Consumerist — AGs Seek Better Protections For Servicemembers Deceived By For-Profit Colleges
February 29, 2016

Politico — GI Bill Funds Still Flow to Troubled For-Profit Colleges
February 25, 2016

Huffington Post blog — Military-Branded Websites Push Veterans to Troubled For-Profit Colleges
February 1, 2016

NPR — For-Profit Colleges Seeking Veterans’ GI Bill Dollars Aren’t Always The Best Fit
January 29, 2016

Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting — Pentagon ends ban on University of Phoenix, but scrutiny continues
January 21, 2016

Military Times — DoD reinstates University of Phoenix for military tuition assistance
January 19, 2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Defense Dept. Lifts Suspension of U. of Phoenix From Tuition Assistance Program
January 15, 2016

Los Angeles Times — Pentagon lifts University of Phoenix military recruiting ban
January 15, 2016

Inside Higher Ed — For-Profit Group’s Entreaty to John King
January 5, 2016

The Hill — Dems want to tighten limits on federal aid to for-profit colleges
November 11, 2015

The Christian Science Monitor — Does the government need to do more to protect vets seeking a degree?
November 11, 2015

Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting — Bill would limit for-profit colleges’ access to federal funds
November 11, 2015

The Hill — Op-Ed: Protecting the integrity of the GI Bill and military tuition assistance
November 11, 2015

Fayetteville Observer — White House supports Sen Thom Tillis’ veterans bills
November 11, 2015

The Washington Post — White House urges Congress to protect U.S. troops from aggressive for-profit colleges
November 11, 2015

Inside Higher Ed — White House Push on Veterans Education
November 11, 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Obama Takes Steps to Assure Quality of Education Programs That Recruit Veterans
November 11, 2015

Military Times — Obama using Veterans Day to prod Congress
November 11, 2015

MarketWatch — Why veterans and servicemembers struggle with student loan debt, despite a generous GI Bill
November 11, 2015

Consumerist — Lawmakers Continue Crusade To Rein In For-Profit Colleges Targeting Servicemembers
November 11, 2015

Military Times — Common threads in TA actions against Phoenix, Globe
November 9, 2015

The Hill — Opinion – Lawmakers must keep faith with vets by doing more than making promises
November 9, 2015

The Sacramento Bee — Foon Rhee: A small victory for veterans
November 9, 2015

Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting — Veterans groups question McCain’s defense of University of Phoenix
November 5, 2015

Inside Higher Ed — ‘The Good Wife’ vs. a Bad For-Profit
November 3, 2015

The New Yorker — The Rise and Fall of For-Profit Schools
November 2, 2015

KUTV (UT) — Full Measure: For-profit colleges allegedly prey on military members
November 1, 2015

Los Angeles Times — Generous GI Bill isn’t keeping today’s veterans out of student loan debt
October 30, 2015

WSB (Atlanta) — Congressman says for-profit schools taking advantage of vets
October 28, 2015

Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting — Senator, veterans defend Pentagon crackdown on University of Phoenix
October 28, 2015

Inside Higher Ed — Senate Republicans Question Probation of U of Phoenix by Pentagon
October 23, 2015

Consumerist — University Of Phoenix Parent Company Tries To Explain Sinking Stock Price
October 23, 2015

Military Times — Senators blast Pentagon action on University of Phoenix
October 22, 2015

Business Insider — Things don’t look good for America’s largest for-profit college
October 22, 2015

Diverse – Issues in Higher Education — G.I. Bill Still Paying Off for Service Members, Veterans
October 21, 2015

The Kansas City Star — Editorial – Follow Defense Department lead to crack down on for-profit colleges
October 19, 2015

Consumerist — Under-Investigation Educators Still Received $8.1B In Federal Funds Last Year
October 13, 2015

The New York Times — For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Receive U.S. Funds
October 12, 2015

Minneapolis Star Tribune — For-profit colleges face more Defense Department scrutiny
October 12, 2015

Business Insider — It’s never been clearer that America’s biggest for-profit college fleeced the US military and taxpayers
October 10, 2015

Inside Higher Ed — Uniting to Regulate For-Profits
October 10, 2015

Kansas City Star — University of Phoenix is barred from enrolling military members
October 10, 2015

Consumer Affairs — Feds probe University of Phoenix, DoD bars it from recruiting on military bases
October 10, 2015

Military Times — Pentagon hits University of Phoenix with probation
October 9, 2015

The Washington Post — Why the Defense Department is kicking the University of Phoenix off military bases
October 9, 2015

Los Angeles Times — Pentagon bars University of Phoenix from recruiting on military bases
October 9, 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Why a Certain $21 Million Is Worth Much More to the U. of Phoenix 
October 9, 2015

Inside Higher Ed — Defense Department Puts U of Phoenix on Probation
October 9, 2015

Consumerist — University Of Phoenix Barred From Military Bases, Using New Tuition Assistance Funds
October 9, 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Defense Department Suspends U. of Phoenix From Its Tuition Assistance Program
October 8, 2015

Phoenix News Times — Ex-Employees Claim University of Phoenix Illegally Recruited Veterans
September 24, 2015

Phoenix News Times — Veterans Student Group Demands that University of Phoenix Drop Cardinals Stadium Sponsorship
September 18, 2015

Los Angeles Times — For-profit colleges are using the GI Bill to make money off veterans
August 18, 2015

Consumerist — Servicemembers At Failing For-Profit Schools Not Protected By Veterans Affairs
August 18, 2015

Consumerist — University Of Phoenix Faces Probe Into Military Recruiting Practices
August 10, 2015

Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting — Defense Department now reviewing University of Phoenix recruiting
August 6, 2015

Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting — How the University of Phoenix woos veterans and their GI Bill funds
July 24, 2015

PBS Newshour — Are for-profit universities taking advantage of veterans?
July 24, 2015

Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting — GI Bill pays for unaccredited sex, Bible and massage schools
July 15, 2015

Here and Now — GI Bill Funding 2,000 Unaccredited Schools For Veterans
July 15, 2015

Michigan Public Radio — For-profit colleges outcompete Michigan’s public institutions for post 9/11 GI Bill funds
July 8, 2015

The Wall Street Journal — Senator Calls for Probe Into University of Phoenix’s Marketing to Military Personnel
July 2, 2015

New York Post — Senator slams for-profit college for ‘deceiving’ veterans
July 1, 2015

Consumerist — 10 Things We Learned About The University Of Phoenix’s Alleged Military Marketing Strategy
July 1, 2015

Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting — University of Phoenix sidesteps Obama order on recruiting veterans
June 30, 2015

The Washington Post — For-profit colleges aggressively target veterans for enrollment. These Democrats want it to stop.
June 25, 2015

International Business Times — For-Profit Colleges’ 90/10 Loophole Latest Target For Democrats With Military And Veterans Education Protection Act
June 24, 2015

Consumerist — Senators Introduce Legislation To Close Federal Funding Loophole Exploited By For-Profit Colleges… Again
June 24, 2015

The Atlantic — ‘Dollar Signs in Uniform’: Why For-Profit Colleges Target Veterans
June 24, 2015

KPCC — California tells for-profit chain to stop enrolling veterans
May 15, 2015

CNN Money — Veterans stranded after using GI Bill at defunct for-profit college
May 11, 2015

Los Angeles Times — Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren’t enforced, records show
March 23, 2015 — Budget Proposal Restricts GI Bill Funding to For-Profit Colleges
February 11, 2015

Pittsburgh Business Times — EDMC, for-profits could lose major funding source under Obama’s 2016 budget proposal
February 10, 2015

The New York Times — When Colleges Use Veterans as Pawns
February 10, 2015

Fortune — Obama’s budget aims to eliminate for-profit colleges’ GI Bill loophole
February 3, 2015

NPR — White House May Close Loophole That Sends Billions To For-Profit Schools
February 2, 2015

Buzzfeed — Whistleblower Suit Alleges For-Profit College Tricked Veterans Into Debt
December 16, 2014

Pittsburgh Tribune Review — EDMC accused in GI Bill scheme
December 15, 2014

Center for Investigative Reporting — VA lags in addressing complaints against colleges using GI Bill funds
November 19, 2014

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education — For-Profit Colleges Under Fire
November 17, 2014

Forbes — Veterans Are Most Vulnerable To For-Profit College Manipulation
November 12, 2014

Fortune — For-profit colleges still reap millions from veterans GI Bil
November 11, 2014

The Seattle Times — For-profit colleges reap rewards, controversy under new GI Bill
November 10, 2014

The New York Times — Op-Ed: Fix the New G.I. Bill
November 10, 2014

Time – Money — How For-Profit Colleges Target Military Veterans (and Your Tax Dollars)
November 10, 2014

Military Times — Quality of vet education, for-profit college controversy could be clarified by new data
November 6, 2014

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education — Opinion: Many For-Profit Institutions Do Little to Benefit Students
November 2, 2014

Star-Tribune (MN) — Pentagon puts Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business on probation
October 17, 2014

Star-Tribune (MN) — U.S. Senate report questions for-profit schools’ approach to vets on GI Bill
October 13, 2014

Star-Tribune (MN) — Veterans at for-profit colleges often find diplomas come up short
October 5, 2014

CBS Sacrramento — CalVet Pulls Funding For Student Veterans Attending Corinthian Colleges
August 29, 2014

Task and Purpose blog — Here’s How For-Profit Schools Mislead Veterans
August 27, 2014

Consumerist — Regulations Help To Rein In Runaway For-Profit Colleges, But Schools Still Find Loopholes
August 15, 2014

The Sacramento Bee — Editorial: Legitimate for-profit colleges should welcome legislation to clean up their industry
August 7, 2014

Capitol Public Radio — California Considering Rights Bill For Student Veterans At For-Profit Colleges
August 6, 2014

The Center for Investigative Reporting — GI Bill loophole keeps 4 major for-profit educators from violating law
July 30, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education — For-Profit Colleges Still Cash In on Post-9/11 GI Bill, Harkin Report Says
July 30, 2014

Consumerist — Aggressive Recruiting At Military Bases Pays Off: For-Profit Schools Received $1.7B Of Post-9/11 GI Bill Funds
July 30, 2014

Inside Higher Ed — For-Profits Increase Veteran Enrollment, GI Bill Revenue
July 30, 2014

PBS Newshour — New report shows nearly $2 billion in GI Bill funds go to for-profit colleges
July 30, 2014

Bloomberg — For-Profit Colleges Lead Top Recipients of GI Bill Funds
July 30, 2014

Associated Press — For-profit colleges got $1.7B in GI Bill benefits in 2012-13, report finds
July 30, 2014

The Takeaway — A powerful politician kills a bill that advocates say would have protected veterans
July 24, 2014

The Center for Investigative Reporting — Legislation to close loophole in GI Bill college aid dies in minutes
July 23, 2014

Republic Report — Opinion: This veteran says: Obama rule would help students and taxpayers
July 22, 2014

San Diego Free Press — San Diego For-Profit Universities Making Tons of Money Handing Out Worthless Degrees
July 21, 2014

Wausau Daily Herald — Column – For-profit colleges prey on veterans
July 18, 2014

Marine Corps Times — Colleges are for sale but they continue to recruit on bases
July 18, 2014

Wisconsin Public Radio — Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: For-Profit Colleges Prey On Veterans?
July 14, 2014

Times of San Diego — Davis Seeks Protections for Military in For-Profit Colleges
July 13, 2014

PBS Newshour — Is GI Bill benefitting for-profit colleges instead of helping veterans?
July 7, 2014

Wisconsin State Journal — Opinion – Saul Newton: For-profit colleges prey on veterans
July 6, 2014

The Modesto Bee — Our View: Next VA chief has a lot on his plate
July 2, 2014

Sacramento Bee — Editorial: Next VA chief must crack down on for-profit colleges
July 1, 2014

The Take Away — Report: G.I. Bill is Failing Veterans
June 30, 2014

The California Report — GI Bill Dollars Flow to For-Profit Schools
June 30, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education — California Suspends GI Benefits at Corinthian Colleges
June 30, 2014

U-T San Diego — GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools
June 28, 2014

Center for Investigative Reporting — GI Bill funds flow to for-profit colleges that fail state aid standards
June 28, 2014

CBS Sacramento — California VA Pulls GI Benefits Going Toward Private Corinthian Colleges
June 27, 2014

WBUR (Boston) — Opinion: An Enemy In Common? The Case Against For-Profit Colleges
June 19, 2014

The Reporter (CA) — Bill by Assemblyman Jim Frazier aims to help veterans obtain educational benefits
April 23, 2014

AlJazeera America — Profiteering Off the GI Bill
April 18, 2014

Air Force Times — Irregularities cited in student vet study – For-profits under-represented
March 28, 2014

East County Today (CA) — Assemblyman Frazier Wants Safeguard for Veteran Students at For-Profit Colleges
March 6, 2014

The Navy Times — For-profit schools hit with lawsuits, subpoenas
March 5, 2014

Stars and Stripes — New GI Bill tool helps calculate benefits, compares schools
February 5, 2014

Inside Higher Ed — Complaint System for Student Veterans
January 31, 2014

KSDK (MO) — Protecting veterans from for-profit colleges
January 30, 2014

The Washington Post — New federal Web site allows veterans to report abuses by colleges
January 30, 2014

AP — Feds Establish Complaint System for Student Vets
January 30, 2014

Stars and Stripes — Online complaints system will police colleges over GI Bill benefits
January 30, 2014

Huffington Post blog — Feds Launch Online Complaint Portal for Vets Abused By For-Profit Colleges
January 30, 2014

Huffington Post blog — Protecting Our Veterans From Domestic Enemies
January 27, 2014

Marine Corps Times — Proposed MOU would require TA schools to be eligible for civilian financial aid program
January 16, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education — 2 Senators Seek Overhaul of Program for Military Members Leaving for College
January 14, 2014

CantonRep — Editorial – Simple rule change could help eliminate financial-aid fraud
December 27, 2013

WFMY (NC) — Senators Question Where GI Bill Money Is Spent
December 5, 2013

Inside Higher Ed — FTC Joins For-Profit Fight
November 14, 2013

Frontline — Bill Tries, Again, to Curb For-Profit Colleges’ Share of GI Cash
November 14, 2013

CNBC — Are for-profit colleges unfairly ‘targeting’ vets?
November 11, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Federal Trade Commission Warns Veterans About For-Profit Colleges
November 1, 2013

Huffington Post blog — FTC Warns Vets That For-Profit Colleges ‘Lie About How Well Their Graduates Fare’
October 31, 2013

Moyers & Company — For-Profit Colleges Thrive, Veterans Suffer
September 19, 2013

Inside Higher Ed — Senate Panel Votes to Include Military Tuition in 90/10 Rule
August 6, 2013

Washington Monthly — How For-Profit Colleges Target Veterans
August 2, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Defense-Spending Bill in Senate Takes Aim at For-Profit Colleges
August 2, 2013

Diverse Issues in Higher Education — For-Profits Come Under Criticism for Treatment of Military Veterans
August 1, 2013

Marine Corps Times — TA school under fire for its name
August 1, 2013

Inside Higher Ed — Follow the Money
July 26, 2013

Frontline — For-Profit Colleges Under Scrutiny, Again
July 25, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Senators Renew Scrutiny of For-Profit Colleges’ Recruitment of Veterans
July 23, 2013

Roll Call — Commentary – On 5th Anniversary of GI Bill, Benefits Need Protections From Unscrupulous For-Profit Colleges
July 10, 2013

Inside Higher Ed — Effort Ends to Set Standards for For-Profit Colleges in Wisconsin
Mar 25, 2013

Stars and Stripes — For-profits offer new guidelines for student veterans
Feb 26, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education — For-Profit Group Suggests Best Practices for Serving Military and Veteran Students
Feb 27, 2013

Inside Higher Ed — For-Profit Group’s Report on Veteran Education
Feb 27, 2013

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal — State probes for-profit colleges over aggressive recruiting of military vets
Feb 18, 2013

Star Tribune (Minn) — Minn. investigates for-profit colleges’ recruitment of vets with GI benefits
Feb 17, 2013

CBS SF Bay Area — Many Calif. Vets End Up With Huge Debts From For-Profit Colleges
Feb 16, 2013

Stockton Record — Editorial – No shortcuts to good education
Jan 10, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Veterans Affairs Dept. Trademarks ‘GI Bill’
Dec 6, 2012

Inside Higher Ed — Senate Passes Bill to Protect Veterans
Dec 21, 2012

Army Times — Senate OKs bill aimed at protecting GI benefits
Dec 6, 2012

Marine Corps Times — DoD unveils new agreement for colleges
Dec 6, 2012

McClatchy News Service — VA trademarks term ‘GI Bill’ to shield vets from deception
Dec 4, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education — New Scholarship Helps Student-Veterans Who Say For-Profit Colleges Victimized Them
Nov 30, 2012

Air Force Times — For-profit schools group to explore improvements
Nov 23, 2012

Los Angeles Times — Op-Ed – Dollar signs in uniforms
Nov 12, 2012

Pittsburgh Post Gazette — Op Ed – Veterans Fight Back: Unscrupulous for-profit colleges are bilking them of their GE benefits
Nov 12, 2012

Charleston Daily Mail — Editorial – On Veterans Day 2012, look out for new vets
Nov 12, 2012

Star-Telegram (Ft. Worth) — For-profit schools taking in millions from GI Bill
Sep 2, 2012

The Rachel Maddow Show — “Video- For-profit colleges target veterans, federal loans for huge profits”
Aug 9, 2012

The American Legion — Concern about for-profit schools justified
Jul 31, 2012

Navy Times — Senate report slams major for-profit schools
Jul 30, 2012

Los Angeles Times — Backlash builds as for-profit schools rake in GI Bill funds
July 16, 2012

Lexington Herald Leader — “Editorial: Vets deserve education, not scams”
July 1, 2012

Inside Higher Ed — $2.5M Settlement over ‘’
June 28, 2012

Marine Corps Times — handed over to VA in agreement
June 27, 2012

Stars and Stripes — shut down in settlement over defrauding veterans
June 27, 2012

Bloomberg BusinessWeek — ‘GI Bill’ Site Called Misleading Closed in Settlement
June 27, 2012

Sacramento Bee — Editorial – G.I. Bill abuses show why California vets want service to count
June 27, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education — For-Profit-College Marketer Settles Allegations of Preying on Veterans
June 26, 2012

Las Vegas Sun — Attorneys general target for-profit colleges looking to make a buck — especially off veterans
June 5, 2012

Army Times — States urge change in tuition benefits rules
May 31, 2012

USA Today — “After service, veterans go on to college”
May 30, 3012

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Attorneys General Urge Congress to Close Military ‘Loophole’ at For-Profit Colleges
May 29, 2012

Army Times — Vague education order may not help troops
May 24, 2012

USA Today — Editorial: Veterans are not ‘dollar signs in uniform’
May 13, 2012

DesMoines Register — Editorial – Heed Obama’s warning about for-profit schools
May 3, 2012

Los Angeles Times — Obama signs order to stop colleges that prey on veterans
April 27, 2012

ABC News — U.S. Veterans Targeted By Marketers in College Selection Process
April 30, 2012

New York Times — Obama Signs Order to Limit Aggressive College Recruiting of Veterans
April 27, 2012

Washington Post — Obama signs executive order to protect troops from for-profit college deceptive practices
April 27, 2012

USA Today — Obama: Protect servicemembers from deceptive practices
April 27, 2012

Bloomberg — Obama Moves to End Deceptive Recruiting of Veterans by Schools
April 27, 2012

Associated Press — Obama: For-profit colleges “swindle” veterans
April 27, 2012

Slate — White House Cracks Down on Diploma Mills That Target Vets
April 27, 2012

Salon — Obama’s GI Bill fight
April 27, 2012

Huffington Post — Obama Targets Colleges Preying On Veterans’ GI Bill Benefits
April 26, 2012

Air Force Times — Obama cracks down on schools targeting troops
April 26, 2012

Navy Times — SVA names schools where it shut down chapters
April 26, 2012

USA Today — Military career skills program for spouses under scrutiny
April 9, 2012

NPR — For-Profit Schools Under Fire For Targeting Veterans
April 9, 2012

Stars and Stripes — Student vets group shuts down sham chapters at for-profit colleges
April 5, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education — National Group for Student Veterans Kicks Out 40 Chapters at For-Profit Colleges
April 5, 2012

Associated Press — Vets group suspends campus chapters at for-profits
April 5, 2012

New York Times — Editorial – A Good Education With the G.I. Bill
April 5, 2012

Associated Press — For-Profit Colleges Raise Concerns By Calling Themselves ‘Military Friendly’
March 30, 2012

Navy Times — Sens.: Grade schools that take GI Bill benefits
March 27, 2012

Fox News — Senators propose new rules to prevent colleges from exploiting veterans for benefits
March 20, 2012

Inside Higher Ed — Unregulated for-profits receive big chunk of military spouse tuition aid
March 7, 2012

Air Force Times — Trademark ‘GI Bill,’ lawmakers urge VA
March 3, 3012

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Senators Want ‘GI Bill’ Trademarked to Curb Abusive Marketing to Veterans
March 2, 2012

Bloomberg/Businessweek — For-Profit Colleges Receive Half of Military Education Benefits
February 29, 2012

Military Times — Half of TA money goes to for-profit schools
February 23, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Senate Committee’s Report Focuses on For-Profit Colleges’ Share of Military Education Benefits
February 23, 2012

Washington Monthly — Cracking Down on Military Money and For-Profit Colleges
February 21, 2012

News Journal (Delaware) — Editorial – End this for-profit dupe of our military members
February 18, 2012

News Journal (Delaware) — Lawmakers target for-profit school loophole
February 17, 2012

New York Times — Bill Addresses Loophole in Financing of Veterans’ Education
February 16, 2012

Bloomberg — For-Profit Colleges Lose Incentive to Target Vets Under Bills
February 17, 2012

Navy Times — Bill seeks limits on for-profit schools funding
February 16, 2012

Stars and Stripes — Legislation looks to limit funds for schools that target veterans for GI Bill benefits
February 16, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Senators Introduce Second Bill Aimed at For-Profit Colleges’ Military Revenue
February 16, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek — For-Profit Colleges Face Curbs on U.S. Aid in New Vets Bill
January 26, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek — For-Profit Colleges Targeted for Law Protecting Veterans
January 24, 2012

Huffington Post — Senate Legislation Targets Aggressive Recruiting Of Veterans By For-Profit Colleges
January 24, 2012

Inside Higher Ed — Senator Plans Bill to Limit Federal Funds at For-Profit Colleges
January 23, 2012

Chicago Tribune — For-profit colleges under attack for treatment of veterans
January 22, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Senator Targets For-Profit Colleges’ Reliance on Federal Money and Aggressive Recruiting of Veterans
January 22, 2012

NPR Morning Edition — Military Tuition Assistance Rules May Limit Options
December 15, 2011

Marine Corps Times — Senators to DoD: Back off rules for TA schools
December 12, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Senate Committee Reported Incorrect Data on For-Profit Veterans’ Education Benefits
November 3, 2011

Virginia Pilot, Editorial — Ensuring GI Bill money is well spent
October 11, 2011

The New York Times Editorial — A Broader G.I. Bill
October 3, 2011

NPR Morning Edition — Holly Petraeus: For-Profit Colleges Misleading Soldiers
September 28, 2011

Inside Higher Ed — Serving Soldiers?
September 23, 2011

VFW On the Hill — VFW to Senate: Stop Predatory Schools From Stealing G.I. Bill Benefits
September 23, 2011

Federal News Radio — VA needs to tighten oversight of G.I. Bill
September 23, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education — 8 For-Profit Colleges Collect More Than $1-Billion in Veterans’ Education Benefits
September 22, 2011

Stars and Stripes — Senators blast rise in GI Bill funds going to for-profit colleges
September 22, 2011

Omaha World Herald — For-profit colleges under fire
September 23, 2011 — Critics Slam ‘Predatory’ For-Profit Schools
September 23, 2011

Time blog — Back to School
September 23, 2011

New York Times Op-Ed by Holly Petraeus: For-Profit Colleges, Vulnerable G.I.’s
September 22, 2011

Bloomberg — For-Profit Colleges Got $1 Billion in Veterans Benefits
September 22, 2011

AP — For-profit colleges getting more GI Bill dollars
September 22, 2011

NPR — Too Much GI Bill Money Going To For-Profit Schools?
September 22, 2011

Chronicle of Higher Education — Highlighting Flow of Military Benefits to For-Profits, Senators Seek Changes in Key Rule
September 22, 2011

Huffington Post — For-Profit Colleges Reaping Benefits From Veterans
September 22, 2011

Army Times — Senator: High veteran dropout rate disturbing
September 22, 2011

WFAA (Dallas/Fort Worth) — Federal investigation into for-profit schools
September 22, 2011

Radio Iowa — Colleges allegedly taking advantage of soldiers and GI Bill
September 22, 2011

Mother Jones – Let’s Enroll
September/October 2011

Military Times via VFW Facebook page
September 8, 2011

VFW seeks tighter rules on for-profit schools
September 8, 2011

Stars and Stripes via Center for New American Security

Op Ed – Count GI Bill Benefits As Federal Financial Aid
August 25, 2011

VFW – VFW Looks for Accountability in G.I. Bill Funds – Share Your Stories
August 24, 2011

Military Advantage blog — Why All the Fuss Over For-Profit Schools?
August 11, 2011

Student Veterans of America blog — The Need to Constrain For-Profit Institutions
August 5, 2011

The American Legion — Legion attends for-profit schools roundtable
July 26, 2011

Forbes blog — Must-View Frontline Video on Mistreatment of Vets by For-profit Colleges
July 21, 2011

The American Legion — Legion outraged by many for-profit schools
July 1, 2011

Stars and Stripes — For-profit colleges promise veterans a high-quality degree … but do they deliver?
June 29, 2011

Frontline – Educating Sergeant Pantzke
June 2011

Marine Corps Times: Editorial — “Congress, Pentagon must keep eye on for-profit schools targeting troops”
March 11, 2011

NBC4 – Are For-Profit Colleges Squeezing Veterans?
February 17, 2011

The New York Times: Editorial – “Preying on Veterans”
December 12, 2010

The Associated Press: Report: “For-Profit colleges cashing in on veterans”
December 9, 2010

Bloomberg: “For-Profit Colleges Scam Military for $521 Million, Report Says”
December 9, 2010

Youth Today: “Harkin Questions Whether For-Profits Deliver for Vets”
December 9, 2010

The New York Times: “Profits and Scrutiny for Colleges Courting Veterans”
December 8, 2010

Bloomberg: “Veterans Failing Shows Hazards of For-Profit Schools in GI Bill”
September 23, 2010

Bloomberg News: “Marine Can’t Recall His Course Lessons at For-Profit College”
December 15, 2009

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