Like most of you, I am a veteran that did my time and lived to tell about it. I was with a unit with bad leadership and due to that I decided the Marine Corps was not something I wanted to do for a career. After a long period of moving around to dead end job after dead end job, I decided to throw caution to the wind and earn my college education. It was always my dream to accomplish this. Like many of you, I had many questions concerning educational benefits and how to use them. I was fortunate to go to Arizona State University. The staff was very helpful and aided me in my pursuit of my own personal educational goals. Like many of you, I was unable to purse education on active duty because of “mission essential” bullshit. That was then and this now…. These for-profit universities prey on unsuspecting service members both active duty, reserve and prior service. I am speaking on experience because I used to work for one of these companies and I can tell you that they are all run the same. I was a recruiter for South University, which is a part of Education Management Corporation. I can tell you that no one who works for these companies cares about your education; all they care about is the “Bottom Line.” Let me break they down barney style: they don’t give a good fuck about you or your education, all they care about is enrolling you in class and getting you on the hook for your benefits. In the next couple of days I am going to be sharing a few stories with all of you concerning for profit schools and other “Veteran Friendly” scams that I have seen with my own two eyes. I want to alert as many of you as possible about what goes on to veterans in these situations, and what you can do to avoid being scammed. Don’t read into the hype about these schools being voted as “veteran friendly”. The only friendly thing they do is smile while they are fucking you out of the benefits that you worked so hard to earn.
Submitted by: thewittyone