One condition of participating in the tuition assistance program for eligible U.S. service members is the requirement that UNMC sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Defense, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. This MOU requires the adoption of a policy banning inducements for securing the enrollment of service members at UNMC.
- UNMC bans inducements to any current or past military personnel for the purpose of securing their enrollments which is not offered to similar non-military applicants. This ban includes but is not limited to:
a. Refraining from aggressive marketing and high-pressure recruitment tactics such as frequent service member contacts once the service member has indicated a lack of interest in UNMC programs.
b. Avoiding any gratuity, favor, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount.*
- UNMC bans the payment of any commission, bonus, or other incentive to any employee or outside agency based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid.
- Waiving of an application fee or other state wide programs meant to reduce barriers to access are not considered inappropriate inducements.
- Donor funded scholarships directed specifically toward military members, veterans or their families are not considered inappropriate inducements.
*A de minimis gift under this policy shall be defined as one of non-cash tangible personal property with a value of $50 or less.
|Date Policy Adopted:||January 2014|
|Date Policy Revised:|
|Responsible Reviewer(s):||Director Financial Aid|
|Approved By:||Education Council/VC Academic Affairs|
|Reviewed:||Every three years|