§ 261F.1 Definitions
§ 261F.2 Code of conduct
§ 261F.3 Prohibitions — report.
§ 261F.4 Misleading identification — covered institution — lending institutions’ employees.
§ 261F.5 Loan disclosure — loan bundling — prohibitions.
§ 261F.6 Standards for preferred lender lists
§ 261F.7 Disclosure requirements
§ 261F.8 Penalties
§ 261F.9 Rules — investigation authority — enforcement.
§ 261F.10 Student lending education fund
§ 261F.11 Effect on other laws or regulations

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 261F

  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Borrower: means a student attending a covered institution in this state, or a parent or person in parental relation to such student, who obtains an educational loan from a lending institution to pay for or finance a student's higher education expenses. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Covered institution: includes an authorized agent of the educational institution, including an alumni association, booster club, or other organization directly or indirectly associated with or authorized by the institution or an employee of the institution. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Covered institution employee: means any employee, agent, contract employee, director, officer, or trustee of a covered institution. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Educational loan: means any loan that is made, insured, or guaranteed under Tit. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Gift: includes a gift of services, transportation, lodging, or meals, whether provided in kind, by purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or reimbursement after the expense has been incurred. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Internet: means the federated international system that is composed of allied electronic communication networks linked by telecommunication channels, that uses standardized protocols, and that facilitates electronic communication services, including but not limited to use of the world wide web; the transmission of electronic mail or messages; the transfer of files and data or other electronic information; and the transmission of voice, image, and video. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • lending institution: means a creditor as defined in section 103 of the federal Truth in Lending Act, 15 U. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Postsecondary educational expenses: means any of the expenses that are included as part of a student's cost of attendance as defined in Tit. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Preferred lender arrangement: means an arrangement or agreement between a lender and a covered institution under which the lender provides or otherwise issues educational loans to borrowers and which relates to the covered institution recommending, promoting, or endorsing the educational loan product of the lender. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Preferred lender list: means a list of at least three recommended or suggested, unaffiliated lending institutions that a covered institution makes available for use, in print or any other medium or form, by borrowers, prospective borrowers, or others. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Private educational loan: means a private loan provided by a lender that is not made, insured, or guaranteed under Tit. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Revenue sharing arrangement: means an arrangement between a covered institution and a lender in which the lender provides or issues educational loans to persons attending the institution or on behalf of persons attending the institution and the covered institution recommends the lender or the educational loan products of the lender, in exchange for which the lender pays a fee or provides other material benefits, including revenue or profit sharing, to the institution or officers, employees, or agents of the institution. See Iowa Code 261F.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1