U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Resources

VA's Dashboard on student complaints (Continually updated dashboard)

VA's GI Bill College Comparison Tool sets record usage, helping millions of veterans (Feb 2017)

VA's Principles of Excellence for Veterans' Education

GI Bill Actions

VA Letter to Arizona SAA Regarding Standards Required for Approving Education (Aug. 3, 2017) (click here).

VA Alert:  Ashford University Update -- You can continue to attend Ashford beyond August 16th (Aug. 4, 2017) (click here).

VA Alert: Critical Information for Students Attending Ashford University on the GI Bill (July 20, 2017) (click here).

U.S Dept. of Defense

Tuition Assistance Actions

University of Phoenix Placed on Probation

Rules for Colleges

Defense Department rules for school participation in Tuition Assistance:  DOD MOU

U.S. Dept. of Education

Rules for Colleges

July 10 and July 12, 2017 Public Hearings on Education Department Announcement to Cancel and Revise Student Protections

  • Public Comment from 33 Leading National Veterans Service Organizations and Military Service Organizations (click here)
  • Testimony of Sean Marvin, Legal Director, Veterans Education Success (written testimony here and video here at minute 00:31:33)
  • Testimony of Army veteran Ryan Clark (written testimony here and video here at minute 00:29:00)
  • Testimony of Navy veteran Kevin Thompson (written testimony here, video here, and interview here)
  • Testimony of Walter Ochinko, Veterans Education Success (written testimony here and video here at minute 00:00:40)
  • Testimony of Will Hubbard, Student Veterans of America (written testimony here and video here)
  • Testimony of John Kamin, The American Legion (written testimony here and video here)
  • Testimony of Congressman Mark Takano, Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee (written testimony here and video here at minute 00:41:00)
  • Testimony of Bethany Keirans, Vietnam Veterans of America (written testimony here and video here at minute 00:58:10)
  • Testimony of Heather Donnithorne, Blue Star Families (written testimony here and video here at minute 1:52:00)
  • Testimony of Anthony Hardie, Veterans for Common Sense (video here at minute 2:22:00)

Data

U.S. Education Department Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS):  Decision regarding Collecting Data from Colleges on Veteran Enrollment (Technical Review Panel #36: Collecting Data on Veterans)

Reports

New Analysis Finds Many For-Profit Colleges Skirt Federal Funding Limits: 90/10 Data Released (Dec. 2016)

Report on first 6 months of Education Dept's student complaint system: "Federal Student Aid Feedback System Preliminary Report" (Dec. 2016)

Title IV Actions

Matt Mitchell, a student veteran, and Sara nolan collins, legal services director, testify at naciqi meeting concerning acics accreditation

Matt Mitchell, a student veteran, and Sara nolan collins, legal services director, testify at naciqi meeting concerning acics accreditation