(3) the term “gift”— (A) (i) means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other item having more than a de minimis monetary value, including 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; and (ii) includes an item described in clause (i) provided to a family member of an officer, employee, or agent of a covered educational institution, or to any other individual based on that individual’s relationship with the officer, employee, or agent, if— (I) the item is provided with the knowledge and acquiescence of the officer, employee, or agent; and (II) the officer, employee, or agent has reason to believe the item was provided because of the official position of the officer, employee, or agent; and (B) does not include— (i) standard informational material related to a loan, default aversion, default prevention, or financial literacy; (ii) food, refreshments, training, or informational material furnished to an officer, employee, or agent of a covered educational institution, as an integral part of a training session or through participation in an advisory council that is designed to improve the service of the private educational lender to the covered educational institution, if such training or participation contributes to the professional development of the officer, employee, or agent of the covered educational institution; (iii) favorable terms, conditions, and borrower benefits on a private education loan provided to a student employed by the covered educational institution, if such terms, conditions, or benefits are not provided because of the student’s employment with the covered educational institution; (iv) the provision of financial literacy counseling or services, including counseling or services provided in coordination with a covered educational institution, to the extent that such counseling or services are not undertaken to secure— (I) applications for private education loans or private education loan volume; (II) applications or loan volume for any loan made, insured, or guaranteed under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 ( 20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.); or (III) the purchase of a product or service of a specific private educational lender; (v) philanthropic contributions to a covered educational institution from a private educational lender that are unrelated to private education loans and are not made in exchange for any advantage related to private education loans; or (vi) State education grants, scholarships, or financial aid funds administered by or on behalf of a State;


15 USC § 1650(a)(3)

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