The Higher Education Opportunity Act of August 14, 2008, requires that campuses participating in federal Title IV student aid programs publish a code of conduct, serving as the formal guiding principles in ensuring the integrity of the student loan process and ensuring the ethical conduct of Davidson College employees in regard to student loan practices.
We participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program through the United States Department of Education. This program includes Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, and Direct Parent PLUS loans.
Private/Alternative Education loans are also processed for students at their request as needed.
We do not maintain a preferred lender list for private/alternative student loans nor do we recommend any private lender. All decisions concerning private education loans will be made by you, the borrower, based on your independent review of lender benefits and services. We will not refuse to certify or delay certification of any private/alternative education loan based on your selection of a particular lender.
To avoid any conflict of interest with the responsibilities of our employees with respect to parent, student, and private/alternative loans, the Davidson College Student Lending Code of Conduct prohibits the following:
Staff members should understand and adhere to all institutional policies and any local, state and federal requirements that are applicable to their conduct or job performance. Any staff member who has a question whether a particular situation or activity creates a conflict of interest or violates any laws or policy should immediately notify their supervisor prior to committing such activity or at the earliest time when such question arises.