Staff members in the Office of Financial Aid have always been bound to act in compliance with the Manual of Operations and Staff Employee Handbook, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator's Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals.

  1. "Any  gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan or other item valued at more than a de minimus amount.
  2. The term includes services, transportation, lodging, or meals, whether provided in kind, by purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or by reimbursement."

Staff who knowingly fail to follow these guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action.