Students and their families increasingly rely on loans to finance a college education. As a result, UW-Whitewater Financial Aid staff have more frequent interactions with educational loan lenders, and--because of the increasing numbers and complexities of the loans--are often asked by students and their families to provide assistance with regard to their financial aid decisions.
The Financial Aid Office staff are committed to providing that assistance in an objective, fair, clear, and understandable manner. We have responsibilities to those students and their families who use our professional services, as well as a continuing obligation to maintain the public's confidence. In addition, all UW employees are bound by professional standards and applicable state codes of ethics for unclassified and classified staff (Wis. Stats. § 19.41, et seq., Code of Ethics for Public Officials and Employees; and Chapters UWS 8 and ER-MRS 24, Wis. Adm. Code) that prohibit conflicts of interest. UW employees and institutions support these standards and values, and are dedicated to serving students.
Parents and students may also refer to the UW System Code of Conduct.