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Senate committee investigates for-profit colleges’ use of taxpayer money

By | 04.25.11 | 9:16 am | More from The Iowa Independent

At least 257 for-profit higher education institutions receive more than 85 percent of their income from federal student aid. That figure, however, does not include military aid and benefits paid to individuals going to school on GI Bill benefits. In addition, although roughly 10 percent of for-profit college enrollment is More…

VA Won’t Outsource New GI Bill

By | 10.22.08 | 1:22 pm

Miracles never cease.

In a quiet announcement made earlier this month, the Bush administration said it has canceled plans to outsource the development of an IT system under the new GI Bill, which became law in June.

GI Bill Plan Headed for ‘Disaster’

By | 09.12.08 | 4:39 pm

Responding to the Bush administration’s recent decision to privatize portions of the new G.I. Bill, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner (D-Calif.) blasted the VA on Thursday, saying the outsourcing plan will end in “disaster.”

The VA stirred up a hornets’ nest last month, when its plan to More…