Code of Conduct
Porter and Chester Institute’s Educational Funding Department is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct. Porter and Chester Institute is an institutional member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA) and key staff are individual members of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA). The statement below has been adapted from NASFAA’s Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals and the Financial Aid Code of Conduct developed by the state of Connecticut.
All employees of Porter and Chester Institute are expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, employees will:
- Refrain from taking any action for personal benefit.
- Refrain from taking any action that is contrary to law or regulation.
- Ensure that the information they provide is accurate, unbiased and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
- Be objective in making decisions regarding students’ financial aid.
- Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything other than nominal value (not to exceed $20 annually) 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 loan.
- Refrain from serving on an advisory board to any such entity, or from accepting reimbursement from such an entity for expenses related to a training activity or sponsored by such an entity.
- Disclose to Porter and Chester Institute, in such manner as the school prescribes, any involvement with, or interest in, any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
- Adhere to the principles of Connecticut’s Financial Aid Code of Conduct if performing duties as a financial aid professional at any of Porter and Chester Institute’s campuses.