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FA Ethics and Code of Conduct

Lone Star College System Statement of Ethical Principles

Our financial aid staff will:

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

Lone Star College System Code of Conduct

Our financial aid staff 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 his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved
  in any aspect of student financial aid.
• Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution
  of higher education or a governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making,
  holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of
  expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
• Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with
  or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.

 

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