POLICIES

Admission Policy

General Admission
Completion of an application form does not guarantee admission. Applicants must meet education and experience requirements as outlined in the background information for each Schools of Banking program. A minimum of 60% of all available slots for each School will be reserved for members and associate members with their primary office location in Kansas or Nebraska of the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations. 


Admission Priority

Final admission to each school will be confirmed approximately 30 calendar days prior to the start of a School, unless such day falls on a weekend, when it will be confirmed on the following Monday.  Admission shall be considered based on the general admission requirements set forth above, space availability, and the admission priority as established below.


1. Members of the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations when the attendees's primary office is in Kansas and Nebraska locations, as well as members of our endorsing State Banking Associations or Trust Associations.

2. Kansas or Nebraska Bankers Association members who register an attendee whose primary office is in a location located outside of Kansas or Nebraska.

3. Associate Members of the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations.

4. Associate Members of our endorsing State Banking Associations or Trust Associations.

5. Members of other State Banking Associations.

6. Associate Members of other State Banking Associations.

7. Regulators and other federal government agencies (a certain limit on the number of regulators may be preferable in a course and take precedence over the remainder of this policy.)

8. Affiliated employees of the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations.

9. Nonmembers of a State Banking Association.


NOTE:  The registration list for the School shall be considered confirmed approximately 30 calendar days prior to the School unless a cancellation is received and the spot can be filled based on the general admission requirements and admission priority.  In addition, the Executive Committee at their discretion may offer priority registration to bankers association members who are 'bumped' from a School for attendance at the next offering of the School.


Enrollment Limits By School

 As established in this policy, admission to a School is determined by the general admission requirements, the admission priority, and space availability.  The following establishes maximum enrollment for each program offered by the Schools of Banking:

  • Bank Compliance School - 50 students
  • Compliance Update School - 120 students
  • Relationship & Business Development School - 40 students
  • School of Lending Principles - 60 students
  • School of Banking Fundamentals - 60 students
  • Operations School - 40 students
  • Advanced Agricultural Lending School - 36 students
  • Agricultural Lending School - 60 students
  • School of Trust & Financial Services - 60 students
  • Advanced Trust School - 35 students
  • Advanced School of Banking - 48 students
  • Principles of Commercial Lending School - 40 students
  • Commercial Lending School - 60 students
  • Commercial Lending School - 3 day option - 35 students

The Schools of Banking Executive Director at his or her discretion may adjust the enrollment limits if extenuating circumstances present themselves.


Enrollment Fees 

Financial institutions and their affiliates that are members or associate members of the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Association, or the state banking association or trust association of the state in which they are located and eligible regulators will be assessed the published enrollment fees.  Nonmembers of the state banking association or trust association of the state in which they are located will be assessed the published fee plus an administrative fee equal to 50% of the no housing fee for that School.


Registration Discounts

 As established by the Schools of Banking Board of Directors, Schools of Banking shall provide a $50 discount for each additional student starting with the 6th registrant from the same bank, at the same school. This discount will increase to $100 per student beginning with the 11th registration from the same bank at the same school.


Progression of Savings:


# of Students                               Accumulated Savings

1-5                                                     $0

6                                                         $50

7                                                         $100

8                                                         $150

9                                                         $200

10                                                       $250

11                                                       $350

12                                                       $450

13                                                       $550

14                                                       $650

15                                                       $750

If you have questions about this policy, please contact Schools of Banking at 402/474-1555 or schools@nebankers.org.

Cancellation Policy

 All cancellation/refund requests must be submitted in writing.  They can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to: 


Tami Lutzi, Executive Director

Schools of Banking

PO Box 80008

Lincoln, NE, 68501-0008 

Fax 402-474-2148

Email tami.lutzi@nebankers.org 


Refunds will be granted according to the following policy:

  • Any registrant not accepted into a School due to failure to meet prerequisites, will be refunded the entire enrollment fee.
  • Requests for withdrawal prior to the enrollment deadline of the School may require payment of a $50 processing fee to cover staff time, postage and duplication expenses incurred.
  • Registrants withdrawing one business day after the enrollment deadline through eleven business days prior to the School may be charged a cancellation fee of 25% of the no housing fee for that School.
  • Registrants withdrawing within ten business days prior to the School may forfeit the entire enrollment fee.
  • Advanced School of Banking - Year 2 students withdrawing from the School after the enrollment deadline will be subject to the same refund policy detailed above plus they must reimburse Schools of Banking for the cost of interim assignments graded and the cost of interim assignment materials already forwarded to the applicant.
  • Cases where individuals are withdrawing due to personal emergency will be considered on a case by case basis by the Schools of Banking Executive Director. At a minimum, expenses incurred by Schools of Banking up to the point of cancellation should be reimbursed by the bank.