A Fight Over Regulating GI Bill Payments Is Pitting California Against The Trump Administration... Again.

World War II veterans and other students at the University of Iowa in 1947. That year, due to federal assistance from the GI Bill, 60 percent of the school's enrollment was made up of veterans.
World War II veterans and other students at the University of Iowa in 1947. That year, due to federal assistance from the GI Bill, 60 percent of the school's enrollment was made up of veterans.
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A legal loophole makes GI Bill payments vital to the growth of the for-profit college industry. That's made veterans targets for recruiters who may convince them to enroll in dubious programs -- only to leave them buried in debt with junk diplomas.

There’s a showdown going on between the Trump Administration and California over how to regulate GI Bill payments in the state. KPCC's Libby Denkmann joined All Things Considered host Nick Roman to explain.

[This conversation first aired on the radio on 89.3 KPCC. To listen, click on the blue media player in the upper left corner of your screen. To read more about the issue, head over to our LAist.com story.]