Veterans pursuing higher education funded by GI Bill benefits should be able to rest assured knowing that the schools they’re attending will provide high-quality education. Making schools that don’t meet minimum education and transparency standards ineligible for GI Bill funding would go a long way towards that goal. It would also ensure that taxpayer dollars aren’t used to prop up undeserving educational institutions, such as unscrupulous for-profit institutions that lie to students and deliver subpar educations.
This bill would restrict veterans’ ability to choose where they use their GI Bill benefits. Given that these servicemembers earned this benefit through service to their country, it’s unfair to restrict their educational choices. For-profit institutions are a valid educational choice that some veterans may want to avail themselves of, as they’re often quicker and more career-focused than traditional four-year colleges.