Code of Ethics

Graduating socially 
responsible practioners.

Graduating socially
responsible practioners.

Code of Ethics

An institutional financial aid professional is expected to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity.

A financial aid professional should:

  • Refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit
  • Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students he or she serves
  • Ensure the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain
  • Be objective in making decisions and advise his or her institution about relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid
  • Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or a governmental entity, such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity
  • Disclose to his or her institution, in a manner prescribed by the institution, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid