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. Hawkeye Community College is committed to full compliance with the principles to provide an exceptional experience of support for our military-connected students.

  1. Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
  2. Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.
  3. End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
  4. Accommodate Service members and Reservist absent due to service requirements.
  5. Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice
  6. Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
  7. Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.

Consumer Information

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet allows students the tools and resources to easily compare institutions and make informed decisions. Hawkeye Community College provides this consumer information initially through a Welcome email with links to the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet and other valuable resources for consumer information.

Educational Plans

Explore Hawkeye's Programs of Study and view the Suggested Sequence of Study to find the program that's right for you. Current students can refer to their Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see their specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Recruitment Practices

Hawkeye Community College does not participate in high-pressure recruitment or marketing tactics to include those efforts toward recruitment of service members, veterans, or their family members. Hawkeye Community College does not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollment, any type of federal financial aid, or any educational funds awarded to service members, veterans, or their families. Hawkeye Community College forbids inducements to any individual or entity other than salaries paid to employees or appropriate and normal fees paid to contractors for any activities for securing enrollment of any service member or their family member.

Point of Contact

The Office of Military & Veterans Services, managed by the veterans services coordinator is the primary contact for all military-connected students to provide assistance with various aspects of the higher education experience. The student has access to knowledgeable staff to instruct them on TA program, state TA, VA Education benefits, dependent benefits, Federal Financial Aid, and scholarships. The veterans services coordinator is responsible for helping students with referrals as necessary for support and academic assistance as well as other assistance on campus and in the community.

Military Activation Policy and Readmissions

For students and their family members, Hawkeye Community College’s Military Activation Policy addresses situations when a student whose military obligations may necessitate a period of absence from their academic program. This policy makes accommodations and provides for readmission.

Refund of Unearned Federal Tuition Assistance Aid

Federal Tuition Assistance refund policies align with the return of unearned student aid rules applicable to the Federal Student Aid guidelines under the Department of Education Title IV.

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