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 (beyond those offered to similar non-military applicants) for the purpose of securing enrollment. This ban includes but is not limited to:
- 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.
- 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.
- Application fee waivers or other statewide 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.
|Policy Process Applied:||Interim|
|Responsible Officer:||UNMC Director of Financial Aid|
|Date Approved by Responsible Officer:||1/17/2022|
|Date Approved by Education Council Policy Committee:||12/19/2022|
|Date Approved by Education Council:||1/19/2023|
|Date Approved by Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs:||1/19/2023|
|Policy Expiration Date:||1/19/2024|
|Review Cycle:||One-year Interim|
|Reference:||Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (Change 3, DODI 1322.25)|