Bill would keep for-profit schools from targeting military personnel

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Legislation making its way though the Senate could put an end to for-profit marketing campaigns targeting service members and their families by changing the way in which those schools count student aid.

The Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2015, which passed the House last week and currently awaits Senate action, includes language that would place new restrictions on some of the federal military benefits currently used toward for-profit education.

The provision, which was introduced by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, changes the language of the “90/10 rule” – used to cap for-profit colleges’ federal funding – to include the Defense Department’s voluntary military education programs.

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