The Perdoceo Education Corporation family ("PEC") includes colleges, schools and universities across the nation offering programs in a variety of career-oriented disciplines. PEC recognizes that ensuring the integrity of the student financial aid process is critical to providing students fair and affordable access to higher education. In furtherance of that goal, PEC has promulgated the following HEOA Code of Conduct (the "Code") which prohibits activities which may create conflicts of interest in the student financial aid process between, on the one hand, PEC and its campuses, and, on the other, its students and their parents. This Code is in accordance with the requirements of the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (“HEOA”), and incorporates all terms, definitions, exceptions and conditions set forth in the HEOA. In addition to the HEOA, PEC, on behalf of itself and all of its campuses, agreed in April 2007 to comply with a Code of Conduct promulgated by the Offices of the Attorneys General of the States of New York and Illinois, and PEC campuses in Arizona, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania have agreed to comply with Codes of Conduct presented by the Attorneys General of those states. (These State Codes of Conduct are referred to as the "State Codes.") The following Code is intended to be consistent with the State Codes and PEC and its campuses intend to continue to meet their obligations under the State Codes as well as this Code.
Accordingly, PEC and its campuses shall take all reasonable steps to adhere to, at minimum, the following principles in their financial aid operations: