Ashford U. edges closer to losing GI Bill certification for thousands of vets
SAN ANTONIO — Ashford University withdrew its request to receive GI Bill certification in California, further endangering benefits for more than 6,000 veterans attending their mostly online program, according to a report filed Tuesday.
Bridgepoint Education, the university’s parent company, withdrew its request for certification from the state of California on June 30, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission report.
The school’s request withdrawal comes after Iowa postponed a decision to pull GI Bill certification on June 20, giving Ashford until September to seek and receive approval in California.
Iowa pulled Ashford’s approval for GI Bill funding when the university announced their operations would leave the state and move west.
Now, Iowa could be Ashford’s only option for certification.
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