This policy applies to UNMC faculty and staff.
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.
Effective Date: January 1, 2014
Revised Date: 7/21/2023
Policy Process Applied: Standard
Policy Review Cycle: Three Years
Responsible University Administrator(s): Dr. Philip Covington, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success
Responsible University Office(s): Financial Aid Office
Policy Contact: Paula Kohles, Director, Financial Aid