Per federal regulations (Subpart F of Part 668), Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) holds itself to the highest levels of integrity and will not provide any false, erroneous, or misleading statements to a student or prospective student, to the family of an enrolled or prospective student, or to the U.S. Department of Education.

MUIH is highly committed to operating with integrity, and every member of the community is responsible for ensuring that the actions and activities of the University promote an environment of integrity.  During hiring, training, and evaluation processes, all employees learn about our culture, policies, and expectations designed to help them represent our University with integrity.

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Fraud and Misrepresentation for Financial Aid Purposes

MUIH’s Office of Financial Aid is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in all interactions with students, parents, and the Department of Education. The Office of Financial Aid carefully monitors all financial aid documents for potential errors or discrepancies – including willful misrepresentations, or fraud.

Per Federal regulations, MUIH is required to report to the Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) any individual who is suspected of fraud, or deliberate misrepresentation of information which may affect an applicant’s eligibility for Title IV aid (see statute 34 CFR 668.16(g)(1)). In addition to reporting our suspicions to the OIG, we may also verify award eligibility for previous aid years; students may be required to repay some or all aid which has previously disbursed. Section 490(a) of the Higher Education Act outlines the potential penalties of financial aid fraud:

“Any person who knowingly and willfully embezzles, misapplies, steals, obtains by fraud, false statement, or forgery […] or attempts to so embezzle, misapply, steal, obtain by fraud, false statement or forgery […] shall be fined not more than $20,000 or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both, except if the amount so embezzled, misapplied, stolen, obtained by fraud, false statement, or forgery, or failed to be refunded does not exceed $200, then the fine shall not be more than $5,000 and imprisonment shall not exceed one year, or both.”

By accepting MUIH’s Terms and Conditions of a financial aid award or receiving Title IV Financial Aid, students acknowledge and accept the above relevant statutes.