Military Service Member Recruitment Policy

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER RECRUITMENT POLICY

This policy relates to restrictions on misrepresentation, recruitment, and payment of incentivized compensation in the recruitment of service members. This policy applies to the college and its agents including third-party lead generators, marketing firms, or companies that act on behalf of the educational institution. 

As part of efforts to eliminate unfair, deceptive, and abusive marketing aimed at service members, the College will hereby:

(1) Ban inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other items having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount to any individual or entity, or its agents including third-party lead generators or marketing firms; 

(This provision excludes salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of service members or obtaining access to Military Tuition Assistance [TA] funds. In addition, college-sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible under this policy.)

(2) Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance; and

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