What is the student loan code of conduct?

Maricopa's Governing Board adopted the Student Loan Code of Conduct in 2008. It is closely patterned on a model code which the Arizona Attorney General drafted that same year. The Code represents an important component of the Chancellor's Public Stewardship vision, and promotes accountability and transparency in financial aid operations at all of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

The Code applies to all employees, agents, student financial aid contractors, directors, officers, or trustees of the Maricopa County Community College District. It generally governs transactions between Maricopa (or any of its member institutions) and lenders. Under the Code, a lender is any entity involved in making, holding, consolidating, originating, servicing or guaranteeing any loan to students or parents to finance higher education expenses.

As the next question illustrates, the Code is not just for persons who work in financial aid at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

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