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Principles of Excellence
The Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Education shall establish Principles of Excellence (Principles) to apply to educational institutions receiving funding from Federal military and veterans educational benefits programs, including benefits programs provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Tuition Assistance Program. The Principles should ensure that these educational institutions provide meaningful information to servicemembers, veterans, spouses, and other family members about the financial cost and quality of educational institutions to assist those prospective students in making choices about how to use their Federal educational benefits; prevent abusive and deceptive recruiting practices that target the recipients of Federal military and veteran educational benefits; and ensure that educational institutions provide high-quality academic and student support services to active-duty servicemembers, reservists, members of the National Guard, veterans, and military families. Learn More.
8 Keys to Veterans' Success
As part of the Obama administration's ongoing effort to foster postsecondary educational opportunities and dramatically improve employment outcomes for returning servicemembers, the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a challenge to educational institutions to adopt best practices supporting educational success. More than 250 community colleges and universities across the country have immediately answered the call to implement the “8 Keys to Success” to help Veterans on campus.
"We're announcing what we call '8 Keys to Success' - specific steps that schools can take to truly welcome and encourage our Veterans," President Obama said. "And so far, more than 250 community colleges and universities have signed on, and today I'm calling on schools across America to join us in this effort. Let's help our Veterans get that degree, get that credential, and compete for the high-skilled jobs of tomorrow."
Academy of Art University has voluntarily affirmed our support for the 8 Keys!
With gratitude and respect to the men and women who serve our nation your application fee will be waived at Academy of Art University.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.