The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that institutions participating in the federal student loan programs develop, publish and enforce a code of conduct with respect to students loans.

Brown University is committed to the highest standard of ethics and conduct and therefore, the staff of the Office of Financial Aid is bound by the institution's Code of Conduct and Ethics for Business Activities, which requires each individual to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, policies and procedures that apply to his or her particular duties.  Additionally, to comply with the HEOA Brown has adopted the following Code of Conduct which applies to the officers, employees, agents of Brown University. 

The institution and its employees are banned from any revenue sharing arrangements with lenders.

No employees of financial aid offices and those employees who have responsibilities with respect to education loans shall solicit or accept any gift from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans.

    •  Gifts are defined as any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimus amount, consistent with Brown University‚Äôs Conflict of Interes