The federal government on Thursday started an online complaint system that will make it easier for veterans, members of the armed services, and their families to report problems with colleges that receive funds from veteran and military education-benefits programs.
The announcement followed a 2012 executive order by President Obama that set out stiffer rules for those institutions, including that they provide more information to veterans. The order also directed the federal government to take steps to stop deceptive practices aimed at veterans by institutions that receive funds from federal programs like the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The online reporting system, which is modeled after one in place at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is one such step. <Read more.>