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Ashford University Approved to Offer GI Bill Benefits by Arizona State Approving Agency (SAA)

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 13, 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accepted the Arizona State Approving Agency (SAA) approval of Ashford University, subject to Ashford's continued compliance with the approval requirements. This was the final step needed for Ashford University to continue to certify eligible students for GI Bill benefits. Ashford University received approval to offer GI Bill benefits by the Arizona State Approving Agency (SAA) on July 6, 2017. 

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"Our commitment to the academic and personal success of our military and veteran students is unwavering. Serving the men and women who serve and have served our country is at the heart of Ashford University's educational mission," said University President Dr. Craig Swenson. "We appreciate the VA and Arizona SAA for working to complete this process and ensuring there was no disruption to students' GI Bill education benefits. We look forward to continuing to serve these students and assisting them in achieving their educational goals."

About Ashford University

Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit,,, or call Lauren Coartney at 858.513.9240 x11636 or email

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit or

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