Code of Conduct

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs:

  • Does not require the use of suggested lenders or in any way limit the choice of lenders.
  • Processes private loan applications through any lender a student or parent chooses.
  • Does not solicit or accept anything of value from any lender in exchange for any advantage sought by the lender.
  • Prohibits employees of the financial aid office from taking from any lender any gift worth more than nominal value.
  • Prohibits employees of the financial aid office from entering into any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide lender services relating to educational loans.
  • Prohibits employees of the financial aid office who serve on an advisory board (or commission or group) relating to educational loans established by a lender or a group of lenders from receiving anything of value from the lender or group of lenders in connection with serving on such advisory board (or commission or group).
  • Prohibits external lenders' employees, representatives, or agents from providing staffing services to the financial aid office.
  • Prohibits external lenders' employees, representatives, or agents from identifying themselves to students of the University or their parents as employees, representatives or agents of the financial aid office.
  • Does not request or accept any offer of funds for private educational loans in exchange for the university providing the lender with a specific loan volume.