The VA identified University of Phoenix, Colorado Technical University, American InterContinental University, Bellevue University and Temple University as in violation of U.S. law which prohibits illegal “advertising, sales, or enrollment practices.”
About 54,000 fewer people used the GI Bill in fiscal 2018 – a 7 percent decline from fiscal 2017, which was itself down about 7 percent from fiscal 2016’s GI Bill enrollment total, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The three schools receiving the most GI Bill money nationwide from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2017 – University of Phoenix, DeVry University and Strayer University, all of which are for-profit schools – spent only 15.3 percent, 12.4 percent and 10.9 percent respectively of their overall revenue on instruction in 2017.
The University of Phoenix said Wednesday it has stopped accepting new students at several brick-and-mortar locations. The move comes as the university — the nation’s largest for-profit institution and top destination for student veterans — looks to “adapt and restructure” for its mostly online student base.