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Suspension lifted for University of Phoenix

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 17:57:27-05

The U.S. Department of Defense has lifted its suspension of the University of Phoenix over concerns about improper use of military logos and other government inquiries.

Friday's move comes three months after the department barred the Phoenix-based school from recruiting students on its bases and from tapping new funds from a tuition assistance program for active-duty personnel.

The university maintained it was unfairly punished by the Department of Defense for unrelated, pending investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of California.

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called the decision to "a victory for due process and basic fairness."

McCain says the university "has complied with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations while providing more than 80,000 service members and veterans with post-secondary degrees."