Check out the Chronicle of Higher Education's expose on Bridgepoint (Ashford University), a client of QNST.
"This does not pass the smell test," said Carrie Wofford, president of Veterans Education Success. "How could a company that’s headquartered in California hastily open a tiny office in Arizona, pull a lot of political strings, and get Arizona to recognize the tiny office as the main campus of a national university?"
"A few days later, after The Chronicle asked the VA if GI Bill funding to Ashford could be considered an "improper payment" under federal law, the agency shifted its stance. On Thursday, VA officials notified Ashford that it was in violation of GI Bill rules, and that it had 60 days to comply with the law. If that doesn’t happen, the VA says it will halt GI Bill aid for Ashford’s veteran students."