Join Senator Carper to Protect Servicemembers & Veterans
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Education benefits for our military servicemembers and veterans help the men and women who have sacrificed for our country obtain the best education possible. The Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits help servicemembers and veterans get the skills they need to find a good job, repay their college loans, and get a strong start on their lives as civilians.
However, these very education benefits are currently under attack. Many servicemembers and veterans are being aggressively recruited by some for-profit colleges that seek to enroll as many veterans or military students as possible — and get their hands on GI Bill, Pell Grant, and guaranteed student loans money — through abusive recruitment tactics, false promises of shortcuts to lucrative career paths upon graduation or purposely misleading marketing practices. These bad actors among the for-profit schools generally have higher costs, higher default rates and higher dropout rates.
The 90/10 rule was put in place in the 1990s in order to protect students from predatory for-profits by ensuring that at least 10 percent of a school's revenue comes from someplace other than federal funds subsidized by taxpayer dollars. However, due to a loophole in the 90/10 rule, taxpayer subsidized Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits aren't considered federal funding and so some bad actors among the for-profit colleges seek to exploit this loophole by drawing in GI Bill dollars by any means necessary.
Our brave servicemembers and veterans deserve better. A veteran himself, Senator Carper introduced the Military and Veterans Education Protection Act to close the 90/10 loophole in current law and protect our veterans and servicemembers by taking the target off the backs of our veterans and servicemembers. Senator Carper's bill eliminates the incentive in current law that has led predatory for-profit schols to aggressively recruit veterans with high pressure sale pitches and dishonest marketing tactics. The law also keeps non-compliant schools from receiving additional federal funds until they clean up their act.
Stand with Senator Carper to protect our veterans and servicemembers and help them get the best education possible.
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