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Principles of Excellence Program — Education Protection2 minute read • March 15, 2018
The Principles of Excellence program is designed to ensure a fulfilling educational experience, providing you with personal and professional development opportunities to assist in your military career and your transition to the civilian workforce. Furthermore, the program’s principles protect service members from predatory and misleading behavior from educational institutions.
Guidelines for educational institutions
The Principles of Excellence program provides guidelines for education institutions participating in the federal tuition-assistance program and requires institutions to provide the following information:
- Total cost of an educational program
- Prevention of abusive and deceptive recruiting practices
- High-quality academic and student support services for military students
- Re-admittance procedures for students temporarily unable to attend class or having to suspend studies because of military service obligations
- Approval from the institution’s accrediting agency for new courses and program offerings prior to enrolling
- School’s policy for returning unearned tuition assistance funds as stated by Title IV
- Plans for students using federal military tuition assistance and veteran education benefits
- Designated points of contact for academic and financial advising
Postsecondary educational institutions that have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Defense Department will have acknowledged these requirements, which are aligned with the Principles of Excellence program.