Per DoDI 1322.25, Voluntary Education Programs, paragraph 1.c.(1)(b),
Volunteer State Community College does not use unfair, deceptive, and abusive recruiting practices.
In accordance with federal laws, regulations, and the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the college:
- Bans the payment of any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) for Service Members to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.
- Refrains from high pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service Member enrollments.
- Bans inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than an insignificant amount to any individual or entity, or its agents including third-party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service Members or obtaining access to TA funds.
- Allows educational institution sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military affiliated students.
Volunteer State Community College Policy III:14:03
In an effort to aid participants of DoD's Tuition Assistance (TA) program and recipients of GI® Bill benefits to make informed choices on school and education programs, and learn about and compare benefits at approved schools, the following websites provide helpful information: