State Policy

Check out our work to improve student protections and college quality at the state level

Student veterans zach hastie and michelle kernizan joined our state policy manager ramond curtis to ask NY legislators to protect student veterans (Albany, NY, March 2019)

Student veterans zach hastie and michelle kernizan joined our state policy manager ramond curtis to ask NY legislators to protect student veterans (Albany, NY, March 2019)

New York

In New York, Veterans Education Success is working with the Governor’s office to protect student veterans and force colleges to close the 90/10 loophole:

  • Testimony of VES State Policy Manager Ramond Curtis (March 4, 2019) (here)

  • Testimony of student veteran Zach Hastie (here)

  • Testimony of student veteran Michelle Kernizan (here)

  • Letter of Support from The American Legion (March 13, 2019) (here)

  • Letter of Support from 15 leading national veterans and military support organizations (March 20, 2019) (here)

Veterans Education Success also testified before the New York State Assembly regarding veterans’ transition to civilian career and how to ensure economic success:

  • Testimony of VES Director of Military & Consumer Policy Mike Saunders (Dec. 12. 2018) (here)

our State policy manager ramond curtis testified in favor of maryland legislation to protect student veterans (annapolis, md, Feb. 20, 2019)

our State policy manager ramond curtis testified in favor of maryland legislation to protect student veterans (annapolis, md, Feb. 20, 2019)

Maryland

In Maryland, Veterans Education Success urged legislators to protect student veterans and force colleges to close the 90/10 loophole:

  • Testimony of VES State Policy Manager Ramond Curtis (Feb. 20, 2019) (here)

  • Testimony of student veteran Michael Miedzinkski (here)

  • Testimony of student veteran Cynthia Castellon (here)

Oregon

In Oregon, Veterans Education Success is working to protect student veterans and force colleges to close the 90/10 loophole.

  • Testimony of VES State Policy Manager Ramond Curtis (March 20, 2019) (here)

Ashford university whistleblower eric dean spoke at a press conference announcing california legislation to protect student veterans (Sacramento, CA, Feb. 27, 2019)

Ashford university whistleblower eric dean spoke at a press conference announcing california legislation to protect student veterans (Sacramento, CA, Feb. 27, 2019)

California

In California, Veterans Education Success is working to protect student veterans and force colleges to close the 90/10 loophole:

  • One of our college whistleblowers, Eric Dean, a former Ashford University admissions rep, spoke at a press conference to announce the legislation (Feb. 27, 2019) (here)

In California, Veterans Education Success has also been urging state regulators to improve their college oversight and student protections:

  • 19 Veterans and Military Organizations, along with two education organizations, write in support of proposed regulations by the California Department of Veterans Affairs to better protect the GI Bill and student veterans (Dec. 10, 2018) (here)

  • VES Submission regarding revised California regulation (March 13, 2019) (here)