The staff of the Office of Student Financial Assistance, as well as officers, administrators and employees at Pittsburg State University, will abide by the Kansas Attorney General's Student Loan Code of Conduct.
KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S STUDENT LOAN CODE OF CONDUCT
- Preferred Lender Guidelines - Preferred or suggested lender lists used by colleges will be based solely on the best interests of students and parents who may use the list and without regard to the financial interests of the college.
- Lender Disclosures - All preferred or suggested lender lists maintained by a college will clearly and fully disclose the criteria and process used to select the lenders included on such lists. Students and parents will also be told that they have the right and ability to select a lender of their choice, regardless of whether such lender appears on a school's lender list.
- Revenue Sharing - Colleges will not accept anything of value from any lender in exchange for any advantage sought by the lender. Lenders will not be required or allowed or pay to be placed on a school's preferred lender list.
- Gifts and Trips - College employees will not accept anything of more than nominal value from any lender. This includes gifts or trips of any kind.
- Advisory Board Membership - College employees will receive no compensation or anything of value for serving on the advisory board of any lender.
- Lender Identification - No employee of any lender may work in or provide staffing in a college financial aid office. In addition, colleges shall direct employees of lenders to clearly identify themselves as employees of the lender and to never identify themselves as college employees when meeting or speaking with students or parents.
In addition, Pittsburg State University is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and acts in accordance with NASFAA's Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals.