Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014

 Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014

Veterans throughout the United States are returning to school for the Fall 2014 semester and need to know the developments that have taken place in veteran’s education benefits. The summer has been relatively busy for the staff at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on Capitol Hill with the passing of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability (VACA) Act of 2014 and across the U.S. with the expansion of VetTogethers in each region.

Veterans Beware - One Student-Veterans Experience With Deception

Veterans Beware - One Student-Veterans Experience With Deception

After studying for three full semesters in their criminal justice program, I discovered that my degree was not properly accredited and would not lead to a career in law enforcement. I also learned that the credits would not transfer to a properly accredited school. At this point, I had used up my GI Bill benefits and was saddled with $50,000 in student loan debt for a worthless degree.

A Game Changer for the New GI Bill

Last Thursday, a host of government departments and agencies—including the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Education, and Justice, in coordination with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission—came together to release an online feedback tool designed to give student-veterans and family members the ability to report negative experiences with educational institutions.