Statement of Ethics
The Financial Aid Professional shall:
- Be committed to the goals of removing financial barriers to assist qualified students in pursuing post-secondary studies.
- Make every effort to assist students in meeting their financial need by providing all relevant information and/or financial resources.
- Support the objectives of promoting accessibility to post-secondary education by the encouragement of students with respect to their aspirations and financial planning.
- Be informed of the financial issues facing students and their families and promote their interests at the institutional, provincial and federal levels.
- Provide quality presentations and publications on financial assistance to educate students and their families.
- Respect the dignity and protect the privacy of all students and assure the confidentiality of student records and personal circumstances.
- Treat all applicants for financial assistance in a fair, consistent and equitable manner.
- Provide services that do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age or economic status.
- Recognize the need for professional development.
- Be an active and cooperative member of the student services community.
- Promote the free expression of ideas and opinions and foster respect for diverse viewpoints within the profession.
- Commit to the highest level of ethical behavior and refrain from conflict of interest or the perception thereof.
- Maintain the highest level of professionalism reflecting a commitment to the goals and objectives of the Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.