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Policies and Information

The following is a list of resources that will be particularly helpful for student-veterans and military dependents who are interested in learning more about Drexel and some of our policies.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act Compliance Statement

Drexel University is in full compliance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 3679 of Title 38, United States Code. Drexel University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 beneficiary borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet their financial obligations to Drexel University due to the delayed disbursement funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under Chapter 31 or Chapter 33.

BANNING MISREPRESENTATION AND INDUCEMENTS GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURE

Purpose

To ensure that Drexel University faculty and staff comply with U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) regulations that prohibit the University from misrepresenting the nature of its educational programs, financial charges, the employability of University graduates and ban the use of certain tactics to secure student enrollment.

Definitions

Misrepresentation: Any false, erroneous or misleading statements to any student, Prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency, or U.S. Agency, or any agent or employee of such an agency. A misleading statement includes any statement that has the likelihood or tendency to mislead under the circumstances or any statement that omits information in such a way as to make the statement false or erroneous.

Prospective Student: Any individual who has contacted the University to request information about enrolling at the University or who has been contacted directly by the University or indirectly through advertising about enrolling at the University.

Guidelines

Prohibitions Against Misrepresentation

Under regulations promulgated by the DOE the University must not Misrepresent the nature of its educational programs, financial charges or the employability of its graduates through any statement, whether made in writing, visually, orally, or through some other means.

Misrepresenting the nature of education programs includes, but is not limited to, making misleading statements about:

  • the particular type(s), specific source(s), nature and extent of the University’s institutional, programmatic, or specialized accreditation;
  • the ability for students to transfer University earned credits to another institution and the conditions under which the University will accept transfer credits from another institution;
  • the ability to apply for certain certifications required for employment after completing a course of instruction offered by the University;
  • the requirements for successfully completing a course of study or program and the circumstances that would constitute grounds for terminating a student's enrollment; or
  • the availability, frequency, and appropriateness of the University’s courses and programs to the employment objectives that the University states its programs are designed to meet.

Misrepresenting the nature of financial charges includes, but is not limited to, making misleading statements about:

  • offers of scholarships to pay all or part of a course charge;
  • whether a particular charge is the customary charge at the University for a course;
  • the cost of a program and the University’s refund policy if a student does not complete the program;
  • the availability or nature of any financial assistance offered to students, including a student's responsibility to repay any loans, regardless of whether the student is successful in completing the program and obtaining employment; or
  • the student's right to reject any particular type of financial aid or other assistance, or whether the student must apply for a particular type of financial aid, such as financing offered by the University.

Misrepresenting the employability of students upon graduation includes, but is not limited to, making misleading statements about:

  • the Univeristy’s relationship with any organization, employment agency, or other agency providing authorized training leading directly to employment;
  • the University’s knowledge about the current or likely future conditions, compensation, or employment opportunities in the industry or occupation for which the students are being prepared;
  • government job market statistics in relation to the potential placement of University graduates; or
  • other requirements that are generally needed to be employed in the fields for which training is provided and failing to disclose factors that would prevent a student applicant from qualifying for such requirements.

Prohibition Against Inducements, Commission and High-Pressure Recruitment Tactics

The University must also abide by DOD guidelines banning certain inducements, commissions and high-pressure recruitment tactics intended to secure the enrollment of military service members.

The University must not provide any inducements to any individual or entity to secure the enrollment of military service members or obtain military provided tuition assistance. Inducements include any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount.

The University must also refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

Lastly, the University must prohibit the use high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing military service member enrollments.

Any violation of these guidelines or procedures by University staff or faculty could lead to the University taking disciplinary action up to and including termination.

References

34 CFR § 668.71 - 668.74

Department of Defense Instruction 1322.25