Who is Profiting Off of the GI Bill?

Under an expanded GI Bill, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars can now go to college tuition-free. But there’s one campus in particular that has received more GI Bill money than any other campus in the country: the University of Phoenix in San Diego.

CIR reporter Aaron Glantz explains the phenomenon and why veterans who graduate from there say they can’t get jobs with their degrees.

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David Pace works as a maintenance electrician at Naval Base San Diego, despite having a University of Phoenix degree paid for with GI Bill funds.
Credit: Adithya Sambamurthy/CIR

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“The programs we offer are the ones that (veterans) desire,” says Garland Williams, the University of Phoenix’s vice president for military affairs.
Credit: Carlos A. Moreno for CIR