Student Finance

Code of Conduct: Conflict of Interest

The employees of Pacific Union College Student Financial Services office are expected to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with ay entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, our financial aid professional will:

  • 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 and parents he or she serves;
  • Ensure that 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 advising Pacific Union College regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid;
  • Refrain from revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender, steering borrowers to particular lenders or delaying loan certifications, and refrain from offers of funds for private loans to student in exchange for providing concessions or promises to the lender for specific number of FSA loans, or a specified loan volume, or a preferred lender arrangement;
  • Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or reimbursement of expenses for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity;
  • Refrain from accepting compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contract to provide service to or on behalf of a lender relation to education loans;
  • Refrain from soliciting or accepting staffing assistance from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans.

Disclose to Pacific Union College, in the manner prescribed by policy, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student finance aid.