Since January, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has received thousands of complaints against various schools but has completed a review of only 324 of them, according to an internal agency document.
Returning Home to Battle
For many veterans, the end of active duty means the beginning of a new fight with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs – for benefits, housing and a chance to rebuild their lives.
If you want to help veterans, get attention by shaming the VA
In general, the VA has jumped to fix long-festering issues only after they have blown up in the media, embarrassing the president.
CIR’s VA backlog investigation got the president to change his tone
In the wake of CIR’s investigative series into the long wait times veterans faced when submitting disability claims to the VA, there was real, substantive change.
Navy SEAL who claims he killed bin Laden finally reveals his name
The previously anonymous Navy SEAL who claims he fired the shot that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has come forward and is scheduled to appear on Veterans Day in an interview with Fox News.
Taxpayer funds are lifeline for more than 100 for-profit schools
A never-released federal audit finds dozens of colleges are so dependent on taxpayer money that they would be violating a law designed to prevent profiteering, if not for a loophole.
California lawmakers approve stripped-down reform for GI Bill funding
California lawmakers unanimously approved legislation designed to prevent for-profit schools from preying on veterans at taxpayer expense – but not before the bill’s author removed most of its significant provisions.
VA overturns veteran enrollment ban on University of Phoenix programs
Citing new information, the federal agency lifted restrictions put in place after California regulators audited the for-profit school’s San Diego campus.
What you need to know about America’s homeless veteran problem
On any given night, nearly 58,000 veterans across the U.S. experience homelessness. Here’s a look at what government officials are doing to try to combat the problem.
GI Bill loophole keeps 4 major for-profit educators from violating law
The parent companies of the University of Phoenix and Art Institutes chains, as well as ITT Tech and Strayer University would be at risk of losing all federal funding if not for the exemption, according to a Senate report.
University of Phoenix barred from enrolling veterans in 7 programs
California auditors find popular academic programs at the for-profit school’s San Diego campus violate restrictions for GI Bill funding.