Days after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it was pulling Ashford University’s eligibility to enroll students using the GI Bill ― a move that could also jeopardize its tuition assistance eligibility ― the school believes it has found a fix.
The for-profit school and popular vet destination has been in danger of losing its eligibility to receive VA funds as a result of a court ruling against the school in Iowa last week. The decision came more than a year after Ashford closed its brick-and-mortar campus in that state, and the VA’s withdrawal of eligibility was set to go into effect Aug. 16.
But according to a statement from the school Thursday, Ashford has found a lifeline in Arizona.
“We have been pursuing every available option to ensure our veteran students’ GI Bill benefits are not disrupted. As a result of those efforts, Ashford University has received approval from the state of Arizona to provide GI Bill benefits to its students,” said Lauren Coartney, a spokeswoman for Bridgepoint Education, Ashford’s parent company.
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