Vets group suspends campus chapters at for-profits

For-profit colleges enroll about 9 percent of student veterans.

A leading student veterans group is suspending chapters at 40 for-profit colleges, saying it’s concerned they’ve been set up by the colleges as shell organizations to help them appeal to veteran students who carry lucrative government tuition benefits.

The schools may be creating what are essentially fake SVA chapters to help them qualify for lists of “military friendly” or “veterans friendly” colleges that are proliferating in guidebooks and online, Student Veterans of America executive director Michael Dakduk said April 5.

On some lists, the existence of an SVA chapter at a school figures into the formula.…Read More