It is the policy of the College of Saint Elizabeth to administer its student loan program in a manner which provides the maximum benefit to its student borrowers. In conformance with this policy and in order to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, neither the College nor any employee of the College, will solicit or accept any benefit from a student lending institution as consideration for any advantage provided to the lending institution in relation to its educational loan activities. The following principles and prohibitions apply to the student loan program at the College of Saint Elizabeth:
The College shall not provide or otherwise disseminate or make available a preferred lender list that:
No preferred lender list shall be provided or otherwise disseminated unless it contains the following:
Inclusion on the preferred lender list shall be determined solely by considering the best interests of the borrower. Any student lending institution placed on the list shall provide assurance to the College and to borrowers that the advertised benefits upon repayment will continue to inure to the benefit of the borrower regardless of whether the lending institution’s loans are sold.
The list shall not include any student lending institution that to the College’s knowledge after reasonable inquiry, has an agreement to sell its loans to another lending institution unless the existence of the agreement is clearly disclosed. Favorable placement on the list shall not be provided to any student lending institution for a particular type of loan in exchange for benefits provided to the College or its students in connection with a different type of loan. The contents of any preferred lender list shall be reviewed and updated at least annually.
The College shall inform student borrowers and prospective borrowers of all financing options available under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 including information on terms and conditions of available loans under that Title IV or under State law that are more favorable to the borrower.
The College shall not direct in any manner, potential borrowers to electronic promissory notes or other loan agreements that do not provide a reasonable and convenient alternative for the borrower to complete such documents with any federal approved student lending institution offering the relevant loan in this State.