As a school of the church, we at BTS are guided by the Seminary's mission statement in all our tasks.

Student Services Philosophy

Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals

An institutional financial aid professional is expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her 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, a financial aid professional should:

  • Refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit.
  • Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents he or she serves.
  • Ensure that the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
  • Be objective in making decisions and advising his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
  • Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value 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 loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
  • Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.

 

From the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Adopted by Board of Directors, May 2007

http://www.nasfaa.org/subhomes/MediaCenter/NASFAACodeofConduct.pdf

In addition, the Seminary bans any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender; employees of the financial aid office receiving gifts from a lender, guaranty agency, or loan servicer; contracting arrangements; staffing assistance; and advisory board compensation with the exception of reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred.

The Seminary will not steer borrowers to particular lenders or delay loan certifications and prohibits offers of funds for private loans.