The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it will no longer approve any enrollment under the GI Bill at three institutions – the University of Phoenix, Career Education Corporation (Colorado Technical University and American InterContinental University), Belleview University and Temple University.
The suspensions took effect March 9, after VA inspectors found enough evidence to prove these institutions “utilized advertising, sales, or enrollment practices that are erroneous, deceptive, or misleading either by actual statement, omission, or intimation against GI Bill beneficiaries,” VA said.
The suspensions are to remain in effect for 60 days, unless the institutions can show that they have taken corrective action. The suspensions only would affect new applicants. Those veterans currently enrolled at the four schools are to see no interruption in their GI Bill benefits.
“Our aim in taking this action is to protect veterans and their dependents’ GI Bill benefits and comply with the law,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said.
“The department is committed to helping beneficiaries avoid any negative consequences that may result.”