University of Phoenix does NOT appreciate their Veterans! sign now

The University of Phoenix has decided to change the way the Veterans of this country receive the benefits that they worked for. For any Veteran attending school at the University of Phoenix, they will now be subjected to this backwards way of thinking.

It use to be that every Veteran would have to verify his or her enrollment on the last day of the month. Depending on whether it was verified online or via phone it only took 5-7 days to process before the money was deposited into the Veterans bank account. It was very simple and convenient. Now, University of Phoenix has decided they will not verify students status until after they completed each course. VA Benefits will go from month to month to every 5 weeks- that is a loss of 2 whole payments a year.

Not only are the Veterans losing money that they have earned by serving their country, the turnover period has increased dramatically. Instead of the 5-7 processing days, the VA now has 30 days to process a payment. Not only are they making these Veterans wait longer for their entitlements but the payments will be sporadic, which can pose a problem for people who depend on the money.

You also must know that if any of these Veterans are cash paying students who rely on their GI Bill to pay for school this will also pose another problem. The University requires students to pay for each class on week before it begins; with the new system that will be impossible because the payment is not guaranteed and may not arrive until 3 weeks after the Veteran has begun his next class. The University of Phoenix will most likely delay that class from beginning for nonpayment which could put the Veteran in nonattendance for missing 21+ days.

Does this sound fair to you? How about the convenience?

In a letter written to the students the University states:

With the new automated VA payment system VA ONCE, payments will be generated within 3-5 days after the submission of the enrollment dates to the VA regional processing unit. We do not anticipate any interruption to your monthly entitlement.

Another advantage of confirmed enrollment is you will NOT have to call or use the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system to verify enrollment status on a monthly basis.

Lies! I spoke with the VA directly and they stated they have 30 days to process enrollment with the new system, not 3-5.

WAVE was never a disadvantage; any Veteran can attest to how easy it is.

Please know that this is not something that is a VA change- ONLY the Univeristy of Phoenix has made this change.

When my husband called and expressed his concerns about the way he receives his GI Bill and was shot down: the University is not interested in their Veterans opinions. It is time to take a stand and tell the University NO!

If you are interested in the Universitys side of the story before you sign I urge you to call them at 877-572-7232 or email them at [email protected] and ask them to explain how they think this new system is going to better serve those who have laid their lives on the line to protect them and this Country. It is important to know both sides of the story before making a decision. Although I feel I have given a truthful account of the situation I feel it only fair to allow the University to defend itself and the accusations. We thank you for your continued support of our Troops and Veterans!

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Latest Signatures

  • 10 December 2015250. Maureen Y
    Glad I found this before I used them
  • 07 December 2015249. James W
    City, State San Diego, CA I can't even trust them to verify my enrollment! I had to call them to remind them cause I never received my funds!
  • 28 October 2015248. David M
    City, State Round Lake, IL I have lost benefit monthl;y since the inception of this program. The VA Affairs staff is difficult to reach, do not return phone calls.
  • 28 October 2015247. Chris L
    City, State Summerville, SC i rely on this money to live off of. With out the prompt payment of my gi bill, like i was getting last semester, i can not even pay my rent. This is bogus and should not be this way at all.
  • 09 October 2015246. Gordon G
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015245. Louise B
    I support this petition
  • 09 September 2015244. Melinda Jh
    City, State Fairfield, ME U of P should be ashamed, take a page of those veteran's books and demonstrate a little integrity.
  • 16 August 2015243. Nicole C
    I support this petition
  • 15 August 2015242. Michael K
    I support this petition
  • 11 August 2015241. Duke Horton
    City, State DC Without education our country will collapse. Let's not make this hard
  • 20 July 2015240. Rodolfo B
    City, State Imperial, California Now only getting paid 4 out of the 5 weeks needed for each class. Injust.
  • 12 July 2015239. Sandrea S
    I support this petition
  • 28 June 2015238. Albert L
    I support this petition
  • 31 May 2015237. Latoya Luna
    I support this petition
  • 19 May 2015236. James D
    I support this petition
  • 24 April 2015235. Shakara Mj
    I support this petition
  • 07 April 2015234. Quintin E
    City, State San Antonio Tx I agree with you all. This is crap. I have gone to other schools, and used the WAVE site and it was very simple. Phoenix has made the enrollment process very difficult, and I am in a Veteran City so I know that I am not the onl
  • 06 April 2015233. Laura S
    City, State Oakland, CA This is not RIGHT!
  • 31 March 2015232. Carlos R
    City, State houston, Texas They always beat around the bush. I call often and there is always someone new that "doesnt know" what is going on.... they always seem to say that VA is the reason for the enrollment verification delaying payment.
  • 24 March 2015231. Greg N
    City, State Honolulu, HI Thanks for the tip, I already transferred to CMU (their Tuition is much better)
  • 08 March 2015230. Lisa C
    City, State Livermore, CA The University should be ASHAMED!!!! All they think of is MONEY!!!!!!
  • 23 February 2015229. Richard S
    I'm a Veteran with a Service-Connected disability. I've not worked in 1.5 years. Has been difficult to find employment that would be flexible and willing to work with me as I have a number medical appts at the VA Clinic and referred, associated medical fa
  • 07 February 2015228. John Edallenj
    I support this petition
  • 06 January 2015227. Christopher S
    City, State Phoenix, AZ UoP VA Office is extrememly unresponsive.
  • 17 December 2014226. Matthew Cb
    I thought I was the only one. I have almost sunk myself financially while waiting on my GI Bill payments. It's my fault, I suppose, for counting on UoP to take care of its veterans.
  • 17 December 2014225. Kristy U
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2014224. Willie C
    I support this petition

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