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VA Benefit Misidentified as a Free Lunch

Student Veterans of America (SVA) publicly stated its disappointment with comments made to the press last week regarding the GI Bill. In a statement to Stars & Stripes, a representative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) incorrectly referred to the GI Bill as a “proverbial ‘free lunch.’ ”

“The GI Bill, in the plainest of terms, is not free,” said SVA President and CEO D. Wayne Robinson in response. 

Updated Tool Presents Opportunity for Student Veterans

Student Veterans of America (SVA) applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) yesterday as they unveiled an enhanced GI Bill Comparison Tool. Originally launched in February 2014, the updated tool provides comprehensive institution-level information that allows veterans to maximize the utility of their VA education benefits.

SVA Applauds the Appointment of Loree Sutton

Today, SVA applauds the announcement of Loree Sutton as the Commissioner of the New York Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA). Sutton is the former Founding Director of the Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE), a retired Brigadier General of the U.S. Army, and well-versed with the many issues facing a broad array of veterans.

Congress Passes Veterans Access and Accountability Act

Yesterday, Congress passed historic legislation that will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) critical tools to carry out their mission of providing veterans and their families with access to care and benefits. Student Veterans of America’s (SVA) President and CEO, D. Wayne Robinson, hailed the comprehensive measure’s passage as a step towards accountability within the VA.

SVA Announces 'Not Recommended List'

Today, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is announcing an initiative to raise awareness of schools facing issues that may present challenges for veterans, and will strongly urge student veterans to avoid these institutions. The decision to create this resource came after SVA received several complaints regarding student recruitment practices taking place in Southern California; Even after Corinthian Colleges announced their business closure, several schools affiliated with the company continued to actively recruit students, traveling to military bases to speak with active duty servicemembers.

SVA Provides Support to Vets Amid Uncertainty

In the midst of Corinthian Colleges' announcement that it will be closing its doors, Student Veterans of America (SVA) urged officials to make the transition for students as smooth as possible. With approximately 80,000 students enrolled in one of the various Corinthian affiliated schools, which include Everest College, Everest Institute, Heald College, and Wyotech, almost 9,000 GI Bill users make up roughly 11% of the students to be effected by this decision.

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