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Principles of Excellence

On April 27, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607; Establishing the Principles of Excellence for educational institutions service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members. Texas State University fully complies with the seven principles and is dedicated to helping our veteran and non-veteran students succeed! Educational institutions participating in the Principles of Excellence program agree to the following guidelines:

 

Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool that participating institutions will use to notify students about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. This can be found in Texas State Self-Service.

 

Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.

Each student can access their degree plan through Texas State Self-Service. A list of all degree plans can be found on the online catalog.

 

End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.

Texas State University bans all inducements (including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other items having monetary value of more than a de minimis amount) to any individual or entity (other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws) for the purpose of securing enrollment of service members or obtaining access to tuition assistance funds as part of efforts to eliminate aggressive marketing aimed at service members.

Texas State University does not participate in high-pressure recruitment-marketing tactics. Texas State University will not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollment of federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

 

Accommodate Servicemembers and Reservists absent due to service requirements.

Re-admission is guaranteed, pending proof of compliance with minimal technical standards and the Codes of Academic and Behavioral Conduct, for students whose military reserve obligations may necessitate a period of absence from the academic program when they are called to extended active duty. More about the re-admission policy please review the University handbook. More information about readmission

 

Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.

Veterans and their families may contact the Office of Veterans Affairs:

Anson Miles Davis
Coordinator, Veterans Benefits
601 University Dr.   JCK Building, Room 105
San Marcos, TX  78666
512.245.2641
veteransaffairs@txstate.edu

 

Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.

Texas State University works with the State Approving Agency (SAA) to ensure accreditation of new programs prior to enrolling students in those programs.

 

Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.

Texas State University's institutional refund policy aligns with the Title IV refund policies. Specific policy information may be found in the Texas State University registration booklets.