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Executive Order 13607

Executive Order 13607—Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members — The Executive Order, signed April 27, 2012, directs agencies to implement and promote Principles of Excellence for education institutions that interact with veterans, servicemembers, and their families; and to ensure beneficiaries have the information they need to make educated choices about VA education benefits and approved programs. The Order also directs federal agencies to provide meaningful cost and quality information on schools, prevent deceptive recruiting practices, and provide high-quality academic and student support services. More than 5,000 education institutions have agreed to the Principles of Excellence.