Helicopter flight schools in Arizona, Florida, Texas and Washington have been ordered to stop enrolling military veterans as new students, according to media reports. The Los Angeles Times described the move as “part of a continuing crackdown to end G.I. Bill abuses.” Reports say the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking into allegations that some flight schools have charged veterans attending under that benefits bill as much as $150,000 to complete helicopter training. The move follows an earlier suspension of two schools in Arizona and Utah from G.I. Bill eligibility. The media reports said G.I. Bill payments to private flight schools are capped at $11,563 per year, but flight schools affiliated with public colleges can get reimbursed many times that amount.
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