New York Times, 9/21/11


This Op-Ed, written by Hollister K. Petraeus, assistant director for service member affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and wife of David H. Petraeus and timed to coincide with new hearings on the military tuition assistance benefit, describes predatory practices by private-sector universities. Specifically, the piece argues that because military funds are not considered Title IV aid for the 90/10 rule, the situation "gives for-profit colleges an incentive to see service members as nothing more than dollar signs in uniform, and to use aggressive marketing to draw them in and take out private loans, which students often need because the federal grants are insufficient to cover the full cost of tuition and related expenses."

AuthorKeith Blakeman
CategoriesMedia Coverage