The primary goal of the financial aid professional is to help students achieve their educational potential by providing appropriate financial resources. To this end, this statement provides the financial aid professional with a set of principles that serves as a common foundation for accepted standards of conduct. The staff of Student Financial Services at Empire State College follows these principles and the code of conduct outlined by NASFAA.
The financial aid professional shall:
Adopted April 1999
An institutional financial aid professional is expected to always 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.
Adopted by Board of Directors, May 2007
Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct: Please note that this pertains to FFELP loans awarded prior to the 2009-2010 school year and to alternative loans. As of the 2009-2010 school year, all Stafford loans are processed through the Direct Loan Program.
Empire State College works diligently to ensure that its officers, employees and agents avoid conflicts of interest in connection with their responsibilities relating to providing and administering student loans for our students. In accordance with state and federal law, you should be aware that the following activities are prohibited. Some of these prohibitions involve technical definitions which can be found by referring to the applicable state and federal law. If you wish to obtain this information, please contact the Financial Aid office.
Draft Version adopted November 2008