Several years ago, it was upsetting to read an article about “for-profit” schools that were charging veterans high tuition for courses that were worthless in getting them jobs. Millions in government-provided financial aid had been wasted.
Many of these colleges aggressively target veterans.
Amy Hebert, consumer education specialist for the Federal Trade Commission, said some for-profit schools:
- Seriously exaggerate their job placement rates after graduation or the transferability of credits.
- Pressure veterans to sign up for classes that don’t suit their needs.