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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. A.T. Still University (ATSU) fully complies with the seven principles and is dedicated to helping our veteran and
non-veteran students succeed!

  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 Reservists 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.

Addressing the Principles

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

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. Read more about the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

ATSU provides a personalized Shopping Sheet to any accepted student who has been given access to their CampusVue Student Portal. 

Educational Plans

Each ATSU program has a set curriculum for their students. At any time this curriculum can be viewed on ATSU's website. Select the corresponding program or school of interest to view the curriculum.

Educational Plans

Recruitment Practices

ATSU 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 minimus 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.

ATSU does not participate in high-pressure recruitment-marketing tactics.  ATSU 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.

Re-admissions Policy

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. More about the re-admission policy please review the University handbook.

University handbook pdf

Point of Contact

Veterans and their families may contact Katie Clay or Deborah Ross-Carter for assistance with academic and financial questions. Katie and Deborah are the University School Certifying Officials (SCO) for Veterans Benefits.

Katie Clay
Assistant Registrar/SCO
800 W. Jefferson, Kirksville, MO 63501
866.626.2878, ext. 2356

Deborah Ross-Carter
Assistant Director – Student Financial Services/SCO
5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206-3618
866.626.2878, ext. 6117


A.T. Still University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. Phone 800.621.7440. All programs seek approval of the HLC when required by the substantive change rules prior to program offerings.


Institutional Refund Policy

ATSU’s institutional refund policy aligns with the Title IV refund policies. Specifics policy information may be found in the ATSU Student Handbook.

ATSU Student Handbook pdf

Financial information resources

College Scorecard

College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

College Scorecard

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about over 7000 colleges from the U.S. Department of Educations’ database.

College Navigator

Paying for College

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s site can help you to make informed financial decisions about how to pay for college. Start by comparing financial aid offers or understanding student loan repayment options. Learn more about paying for college

Paying for college

Department contacts

Financial Aid

ATSU is committed to providing our students with the assistance to explore all funding options.

866.626.2878, ext. 2529

ATSU Financial Aid

Learning Resources

Learning Resources staff provide academic advising in the areas of note taking, memorization techniques, determining study priorities, using resource materials, studying for tests, reducing test anxiety, effectively using a tutor, and studying in a small group.
866.626.2878, ext. 2424

ATSU Learning Resources

Counseling Services

Provides confidential individual, couple and group counseling, as well as referral and consultation services. All services are provided free of charge for ATSU students and their significant partners/families.

Missouri Campus
866.626.2878, ext. 2424

Arizona Campus
866.626.2878, ext. 6126

Veterans Benefits

A.T. Still University is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for the certification of students eligible to receive VA educational benefits. Our personnel are aware and committed to working with veterans and active duty soldiers to ensure student success.

Veterans benefits

Missouri Campus

Katie Clay
Assistant Registrar/SCO
800 W. Jefferson, Kirksville, MO 63501
866.626.2878, ext. 2356

Arizona Campus (ASDOH, ASHS,SOMA)
Travis Eagen
Records Coordinator/SCO
5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206
866.626.2878, ext. 8068