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. Victoria College 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. Note: only student who have applied for aid using the FAFSA can use this tool. It can be found in the Pirate Portal
Students using GI Bill®
Chapter 33 (Post 9/11), Chapter 31 (VRE), or Fry Scholarship benefits must submit a Veteran Benefit Enrollment Certification Request
for benefits processing. The Veterans Advisor will review available benefits, have it applied to the bill, and then send notice to the student to review their bill for remaining debts.
Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.
Each student can access their degree plan through the Pirate Portal
. A list of all degree plans can be found in the online VC Catalog
End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Victoria College 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.
Victoria College does not participate in high-pressure recruitment-marketing tactics. Victoria College 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. View more information regarding re-admission in the VC Catalog
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Veterans and their families may contact VC's Veterans Services:
2200 E. Red River Street
Victoria, TX 7791
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Victoria College 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.
Victoria College's institutional refund policy aligns with the Title IV refund policies.