In August 2008, Congress enacted and the President signed into law the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Among its many provisions, the HEOA requires every institution participating in federal financial aid programs to adopt a code of conduct and display it prominently on its website.

Massasoit Community College’s Financial Aid Office has adopted components of the following National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Statements of Ethical Principles, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Code of Conduct and the NASFAA Code of Conduct to ensure the highest ethical behavior and professional practices.