VA Plans to Suspend University of Phoenix and Other Colleges From Accessing GI Bill Benefits

Five schools, including the for-profit behemoth University of Phoenix and Temple University, may be prevented from enrolling new students using GI Bill benefits because they engaged in deceptive recruiting and advertising practices, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday.

The decision is rooted in investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general that claim the colleges use misleading sales tactics to lure veterans and their families, according to VA. The schools — University of Phoenix, Colorado Technical University, American InterContinental University, Bellevue University and Temple — have 60 days to address the problems or the federal agency will cut off access to the GI Bill benefits of new enrollees.

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