Veterans Education Success works with federal and state law enforcement to ensure that veterans, servicemembers, and military families and survivors get their legal rights!

More information is below on law enforcement actions to protect military-connected students.


 VES Legal director sean marvin (far right) urges va & state approving agencies to protect student veterans from deceptive colleges. along with reps from The American Legion, Student veterans of america, & VFW (Feb. 2017)

VES Legal director sean marvin (far right) urges va & state approving agencies to protect student veterans from deceptive colleges. along with reps from The American Legion, Student veterans of america, & VFW (Feb. 2017)

Select Law Enforcement Actions

September 2018:  Federal Trade Commission shuts down predatory fake military websites (Army.com, Air-Force.com, NavyEnlist.com, and ArmyEnlist.com) (click here)

September 2018: Courtroom hearing on Colorado Attorney General’s Lawsuit against Stevens-Henager CollegeAmerica for defrauding students (click here)

August 2018:  American Military University settles lawsuit with Massachusetts Attorney General, paying $270,000 for high pressure enrollment tactics and failure to disclose graduates' job prospects. (click here)

July 2018:  DeVry students in Texas sue DeVry based on FTC's findings of deceptions about job placement (click here)

June 2018: California Attorney General Secures $67 Million in Debt Relief for Defrauded Former Corinthian Students in California (click here)

March 2018:  Massachusetts Attorney General announces settlement with New England College of Business and Finance (click here)

February 2018: New York Attorney General announces settlement with Trump University for defrauding students (click here).

December 2017:  State Attorney Generals sue US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for withholding student loan debt relief to defrauded Corinthian students (click here).

November 2017:  California Attorney General sues Ashford for deceiving students (click here)

November 2017:  Massachusetts Attorney General announces restitution for students deceived by unlicensed for-profit nursing school Hosanna College of Health, Inc. and school permanently barred from Massachusetts (click here)

October 2017:  Federal Trade Commission announces lawsuit and settlement terms with Victory Media/GI Jobs/Military Friendly (Oct. 19, 2017) (click here)

  • US Senators urge FTC to strengthen settlement terms (click here)

  • 19 veterans & military organizations urge FTC to strengthen settlement terms (click here)

  • Student Veterans of America (click here)

  • Education and consumer groups (click here)

  • House Veterans Committee Vice Ranking Congressman Takano urges FTC to strengthen settlement (click here)

October 2017:  Kentucky Attorney General announces final approval of sanctions against National University (aka American National University of Kentucky) for defrauding students and failing to comply with state subpoena (click here)

October 2017:  New York Attorney General announces $375,000 settlement with Flatiron Computer Coding School for misleading students about job placement and salaries and for operating without a license (click here)

October 2017:  US Attorneys Office, District of New Jersey, announces $24 million GI Bill scam by Ed4Mil website and Caldwell University (click here)

August 2017 Albany Times Union:  Schneiderman: DeVry Students to Get $2,800 Each

August 2017 Mercury News:  Thousands of Former Corinthian Colleges Students Win Debt Relief:  Californians Will Get Some $51 Million in Debt Relief (settlement between CA Attorney General and Aequitas Capital Management)

August 2017: Attorneys General of several states announce $192 million in restitution for Corinthian students (click here)

July 2017 18 State Attorneys General Sue the Education Department for Denying and Abandoning Student Rights

January 2017 New York Attorney General Announces $2.75 Million Settlement with DeVry University for False Job Placement Claims

January 2017: Minnesota Attorney General announces court order awarding injunction, penalties, and restitution to students defrauded by Minnesota School of Business and Globe University (click here)

December 2016 Federal Trade Commission Announces $100 Million Settlement with DeVry University for False Job Placement Claims

December 2016:  Kentucky Attorney General announces $1.2 million in restitution for students defrauded by Daymar College (click here)

July 2016  Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlements Totaling $4.29 Million With For-Profit School And Its Former Chief Operating Officer

July 2016  U.S. Investigates Bridgepoint Over Its Use of Federal Student Aid

February 2016  State Attorneys General Urge Greater Protections for Veterans Affected By Predatory For-Profit Schools

January 2016  FTC Files Suit Against DeVry University for Deceptive Recruiting

November 2015  UPI:  For-Profit College Must Pay $200 Million to Forgive Student Loans, Pay Settlement

October 2015 National Organizations Thank Defense Department for Enforcing its Rules to Protect Service Members from Deceptive Recruiting

October 2015 U.S. Department of Defense Suspends University of Phoenix for Violations of Defense Department Rules on Recruiting Service Members

June 2015  Justice Department Settles with Education Affiliates’ Fortis College and other Brands over Misleading Recruiting Practices

May 2015  FTC Settles with Ashworth College over Misleading Recruiting

December 2014  Massachusetts Attorney General Settles with Premier Education Group’s Salter College over Misleading Recruiting Practices

September 2014  CFPB Sues For-Profit College Chain Corinthian for Predatory Lending

July 2014  Corinthian College Shut Down by Education Department. Had claimed to be Pentagon-approved

June 2014  City Attorney of San Francisco Settles with EDMC’s Art Institutes over Use of Illegal Marketing Practices

June 2014  Florida Attorney General Settles with Kaplan over Misleading Recruiting Practices  

May 2014  Iowa Attorney General Settles with Bridgepoint’s Ashford College over Misleading Recruiting Practices

February 2014  CFPB Sues For Profit College Chain ITT for Predatory Lending

February 2014  New Mexico Attorney General Sues ITT for Nursing Program

December 2013  Colorado Attorney General Recoups $3.3 Million for Students of Argosy (EDMC) for Deceptive Practices

October 2013  Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Suit in Alleged For-Profit College Predatory Scheme that Included Inappropriately Using Military Seals

August 2013  New York Attorney General Announces $10.25 Million Dollar Settlement With For-Profit Education Company That Inflated Job Placement Rates To Attract Students

August 2013 Justice Department Settles with ATI over Misleading Recruiting Practices

June 2012  GIBill.Com Deceptive Website Taken Down

March 2012  Colorado Attorney General Announces $4.5 Million Settlement with Westwood College to Address Deceptive Business Practices