Financial Aid Code of Conduct
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Financial Aid Office is expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct in all aspects of its duties, including all duties conducted in dealing with any entity involved in any way with financial assistance. This pertains regardless of whether said entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized or regulated activity.
Any College employee who is either directly or indirectly involved with financial assistance should:
- Never take any action for his or her personal gain or benefit.
- Never take any action that he or she believes is or might be contrary to legal regulations or the best interests of the students and parents we serve.
- In every circumstance, ensure that the information given to students and parents is accurate and unbiased and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal or institutional gain.
- In every instance be objective in making decisions and advising the College regarding any institution involved in any aspect of student financial assistance.
- Never solicit or accept anything from an entity involved in making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value, including reimbursement of expenses for serving on an advisory board or as a part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
- Always disclose to the College any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of financial aid.
Statement of Ethical Principles
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences adheres to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Statement of Ethical Principles, which is noted below. This statement provides that financial aid professionals shall:
- Be committed to removing financial barriers for those who wish to pursue post-secondary 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.