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Incentive Compensation

On October 29, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education published final regulations for improving the integrity of federal student aid programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965. Regulations pertaining to incentive compensation require that institutions “will not provide any c​ommission, bonus, or other incentive payment based in any part, directly or indirectly, upon success in securing enrollments or the award of financial aid, to any person or entity who is engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity, or in making decisions regarding the award or title IV, HEA program funds."

For more guidance on incentive compensation, see the following resources:

 

 

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