I am one of the administrators for my school as well and we have always run a lean program. This Upper Limit business and all of the fallout is killing the program at our community college. The VA has imposed changes that make it virtually impossible for veterans to train without substantial financial aid.
I have mixed feelings about the effect it will have on the industry as a whole, but from the standpoint of getting our veterans the benefits they deserve, it's appalling. From a flight instructor standpoint, it makes it incredibly stressful getting these guys through in the bare minimums when the averages are so much higher than minimums even for private pay students. It's cause our school's check-ride failure rate to spike.