Using Veterans Day as a backdrop, the Obama administration announced its support for a bill that seeks to rein in for-profit schools that prey on veterans and military personnel eligible for the GI Bill and military tuition assistance programs.
The GI Bill was intended to give veterans a leg up, but billions of dollars have been hijacked by for-profit colleges.
Veterans groups question McCain’s defense of University of Phoenix
Sen. John McCain stood by the University of Phoenix after the Defense Department put it on probation, claiming that the move was orchestrated by a lawmaker who has a record of not supporting the military. But the Arizona senator has been criticized for his own actions on veterans issues.
Nice to meet you, too, John McCain
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., criticized the Pentagon’s recent decision to put the University of Phoenix on probation. He called it “a result of an investigation by an outfit that no one had ever heard of.” We decided to introduce ourselves.
Senator, veterans defend Pentagon crackdown on University of Phoenix
Veterans groups and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who have pressed for wider inquiries into for-profit schools, are defending the Defense Department’s decision to withhold new tuition assistance money from the University of Phoenix because of violations of military rules.
University of Phoenix responds to federal ban, but it’s secret so far
The Defense Department is reviewing a response from the University of Phoenix to the military’s decision to ban its recruiters from military facilities and suspend it from enrolling more military personnel under the tuition assistance program, even as Republican senators came to the for-profit school’s defense.
Stock plummets at company behind for-profit University of Phoenix
Executives of the parent company of the University of Phoenix attempted to regain investor confidence this morning amid plummeting stock prices and ongoing scrutiny from state and federal officials investigating the for-profit school’s recruiting practices.
University of Phoenix probation brings calls for VA to pull the plug
Veterans groups are urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to follow the Defense Department’s lead in stemming the flow of federal education funds to the University of Phoenix.
University of Phoenix put on probation over its military recruiting
The Department of Defense said it would suspend the University of Phoenix from federal tuition assistance programs and bar school officials from recruiting at military facilities after revelations of improper recruiting and marketing practices by the for-profit school.
VA pledges to scrutinize unaccredited schools getting GI Bill funds
The Department of Veterans Affairs has vowed to increase scrutiny of unaccredited schools that received federal funds through the GI Bill and to review state criteria that allow the financial benefit for such schools.
Army base declines to release records of University of Phoenix concert
Fort Campbell officials declined to immediately release public documents related to an agreement between the U.S. Army base in Kentucky and the for-profit college for a recruiting event last year.