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Student Lending Code of Conduct at IUP

IUP Code: 003277

IUP is committed to providing students and their families the best information and processing alternatives available regarding student borrowing.

In support of this, and in an effort to rule out any perceived or actual conflict of interest between IUP officers, employees, or agents and education loan lenders, IUP has adopted the following:

  • IUP does not participate in any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender.
  • IUP does not permit any officer, employee, or agent of the school who is employed in the Financial Aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any gifts of greater than a nominal value from any lender, guarantor, or servicer.
  • IUP does not permit any officer, employee, or agent of the school who is employed in the Financial Aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any fee, payment, or other financial benefit (including a stock purchase option) from a lender or affiliate of a lender as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
  • IUP does not permit any officer, employee, or agent of the school who is employed in the Financial Aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept anything of value from a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders and/or guarantors in exchange for service on an advisory board, commission, or other group established by such a lender, guarantor group of lenders, and/or guarantors. IUP does allow for the reasonable reimbursement of expenses associated with participation in such boards, commissions, or groups by lenders, guarantors, or groups of lenders and/or guarantors.
  • IUP does not assign a lender to any first-time borrower through financial aid packaging or any other means.
  • IUP recognizes that a borrower has the right to choose any lender from which to borrow to finance his/her education. IUP will not refuse to certify or otherwise deny or delay certification of a loan based on the borrower’s selection of a lender and/or guarantor.
  • IUP will not request or accept any offer of funds to be used for private education loans to students from any lender in exchange for providing the lender with a specified number or volume of Title IV loans, or a preferred lender arrangement for Title IV loans.
  • IUP will not request or accept any assistance with call center or Financial Aid office staffing.
  • Financial Aid Office
  • 200 Clark Hall
    1090 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2218
  • Fax: 724-357-2094
  • Financial Aid Service Counter Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.