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 Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. You can access a personalized data sheet by visiting the THECB Net Price Calculator and selecting Texas State University. Additional financial information can be found on the NCES College Navigator website.

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. Note: only student who have applied for aid using the FAFSA can use this tool. It can be found on Texas State Self-Service.

Students using GI BillĀ® Chapter 33 (Post 9/11), Chapter 31 (VRE), or Fry Scholarship benefits must submit a Certification Request for benefits processing. The TXST Office of Veterans Affairs will review available benefits, have it applied to the bill, and then send notice to the student to review their bill for remaining debts.

Information to apply for financial aid can be found on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

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.

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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. Find out more information regarding readmission.

Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice

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

Melissa Hyatt

Associate University Registrar

601 University Dr. JCK Building, Room 105
San Marcos, TX 78666


Aimee Anderson

Coordinator of Veterans Benefits
for University Registrar

601 University Dr. JCK Building, Room 105
San Marcos, TX 78666


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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.