Title IV Code of Conduct

As required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Southern Arkansas University establishes the following Code of Conduct. The Institution and its employees certify the following:

1. We will not enter into any revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender.

2. No officer or employee of Southern Arkansas University’s Office of Financial Aid or any employee or agent who has responsibilities with respect to educational loans shall solicit or accept any gift from any lender, guarantor or servicer of educational loans.

3. No officer or employee of Southern Arkansas University’s Office of Financial Aid or any employee or agent who has responsibilities with respect to educational loans shall accept any fee, payment, or other financial benefit as compensation from any lender or lender affiliate for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to or on behalf of a lender relating to educational loans.

4. The Institution will not steer any borrowers, including first-time borrowers, to particular lenders nor assign any borrower a lender through award packaging or other methods. The Institution will not refuse to certify or delay certification based on the borrower’s selection of a particular lender or guaranty agency.

5. The Institution will not request or accept any offer of funds for a private loan, including funds for an opportunity pool loan, to students in exchange for providing concessions or promises to the lender for a specified number of loans made, insured, or guaranteed, a specified loan volume, or a preferred lender arrangement.

6. The Institution will not request or accept from any lender any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office staffing.

7. No officer or employee of Southern Arkansas University’s Office of Financial Aid, or any employee or agent who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to educational loans, and who serves on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors will receive anything of value from the lender, guarantor or group except for reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred by serving on the board, commission, or group.


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