Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct

Office of Financial Aid

 

The Defiance College Financial Aid Staff is committed to helping students reach their educational potential by providing appropriate financial aid resources. The staff at Defiance College is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct and believes that by educating our students and parents we are making them more knowledgeable individuals regarding personal financial management. We are members of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and follow their code of conduct. Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct are listed below, directed from NASFAA.

Ethical Principles

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 Financial Aid Professional shall:

  1. Be committed to removing financial barriers for those who wish to pursue postsecondary learning.
  2. Make every effort to assist students with financial need.
  3. Be aware of the issues affecting students and advocate their interests at the institutional, state, and federal levels.
  4. Support efforts to encourage students, as early as the elementary grades, to aspire to and plan for education beyond high school.
  5. Educate students and families through quality consumer information.
  6. Respect the dignity and protect the privacy of students, and ensure the confidentiality of student records and personal circumstances.
  7. Ensure equity by applying all need analysis formulas consistently across the institution's full population of student financial aid applicants.
  8. Provide services that do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or economic status.
  9. Recognize the need for professional development and continuing education opportunities.
  10. Promote the free expression of ideas and opinions, and foster respect for diverse viewpoints within the profession.
  11. Commit to the highest level of ethical behavior and refrain from conflict of interest or the perception thereof.
  12. Maintain the highest level of professionalism, reflecting a commitment to the goals of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Code of Conduct

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. In doing so, a financial aid professional should:

 

 

 

Financial Aid - Apply for FAFSA

Federal Student Aid

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SCHOOL CODE: 003041
PRIORITY DEADLINE: APRIL 1

financialaid@defiance.edu


Defiance College admits students regardless of race, color, creed, sex,
national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

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