Ban on Incentive Compensation Related to Student Services
Director of Financial Aid Operations and Compliance
University officials at any campus who may oversee enrollment, admission, financial aid, registrar, academic affairs and/or student service activities. Officials who may be in a position to evaluate the applicability of new rules from the U.S. Department of Education regarding salary and compensation payments made within their particular unit or department.
Indiana University prohibits the award of any commission, bonus or other incentive payment based in any part, directly or indirectly, upon success in securing enrollments or the award of financial aid, to any person or entity who is engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity, or in making decisions regarding the award of title IV, HEA program funds. This rule is not applicable to recruitment of foreign students residing in foreign countries who are not eligible to receive federal student assistance, however, recruitment of international students is addressed under other university policies.
This policy is intended to ensure compliance with the US Department of Education Program Integrity Rules, which took effect July 1, 2011, and to provide structured analysis for determining which payments are prohibited as they relate to success in securing enrollment and/or financial aid awards.
Indiana University prohibits the award of any commission, bonus or other incentive payment based in any part, directly or indirectly, upon success in securing enrollments or the award of financial aid. Use the following procedure to determine whether payments are prohibited:
When you conduct your analysis be aware that the rules do not restrict the following types of payments:
Review your compensation practices with regard to any faculty, staff or third party who may be involved in enrollment, admissions or financial aid activities to determine if any current or future incentive compensation or bonus structures offered to them are now prohibited under this regulation.
Violations of university policies, including the failure to avoid a prohibited activity or obtain required approvals, will be dealt with in accordance with applicable university policies and procedures. These may include disciplinary actions up to and including termination from the university.