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Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Effective Date: September 25, 2007

Policy Statement

In connection with Columbia University's agreement with the New York State Attorney General regarding certain practices related to higher education loans, dated May 31, 2007, the University has instituted the Financial Aid Code of Conduct, effective immediately.

Reason(s) for the Policy

The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to ensure that all employees involved in the affairs of the financial aid offices understand their obligations to protect the rights and serve only the interests of students and parents.

Responsible University Office & Officer

Student Administrative Services and University Registrar

Responsible Officer

Lichinia N. Beltré


Revision History

Last revised on November 9, 2010

Who is governed by This Policy

Officers, employees and agents of the University who are employed in a University financial aid office or who otherwise have responsibilites with respect to educational loans.

Who Should Know This Policy

University Employees

Exclusions & Special Situations


Policy Text

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