The U.S. Department of Defense has lifted its suspension of the University of Phoenix from the federal Tuition Assistance Program, which provides financial aid to active-duty members of the armed services, a department official confirmed on Friday. The department put the for-profit educator on probation in October after much scrutiny of the university’s recruiting practices.
According to the Pentagon, the university will undergo a “heightened compliance review” for one year.
In a written statement, the university’s president, Timothy P. Slottow, said it was “grateful” to the department for “supporting a clear process and high standards from all educational institutions.”
For-profit colleges are often criticized for their reliance on members of the armed forces and veterans, who pay tuition largely through the use of federal benefits.