SAN DIEGO - "When these veterans get out of the service and want to use their GI Bill to go to school, they have a target on their back," said Robert Muth, who heads up the new Veterans Legal Clinic at the University of San Diego.
Muth, a former judge advocate in the Marine Corps, said many for-profit schools see the GI Bill as found money.
"We've had veterans who were subject to fraud in many cases because they were recruited by these highly aggressive schools and the promises they made went unfulfilled," said Muth. "We want to change that."
He said the enrollment agreements for some of the for-profit schools contain a lot of legal terms and fine print.
The legal clinic can help veterans navigate that before they sign, with second or third-year legal students from campus serving as case researchers.
The clinic is free and open to all veterans.