GI Bill Restrictions Loom for For-Profit Schools

4/30/2012

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The Army Times reported recently that Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., the father of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, has "launched a battle" to preserve the benefit by proposing new restrictions on tuition payments to for-profit schools.

The modern-day GI Bill has cost more than $17.2 billion, and about 37 percent of the money has gone to for-profit institutions. Some of these schools have been under fire for deceptive and high-pressure recruiting practices, and questions about the value of the courses they teach.

To combat the problems. Webb introduced a bill that would set strict, specific standards for schools to receive both the Post-9/11 GI Bill and military tuition assistance.

Read the rest of the Army Times article here.

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