Education and Financial Aid Fraud

You may qualify as a whistleblower if you have personal knowledge of fraud in Higher Education Programs (For-Profit Schools):

  • False Certifications to Accrediting Agencies
  • Misrepresentation in participation applications in Title IV, Higher Education Act, LEAP, and NEISP programs
  • Contract fraud
  • Fiscal Control and Funding Accounting Procedures
  • Asset misappropriation
  • Large financial aid refunds/disbursements
  • Large student loan balance but no degree
  • “Ghost Students”
  • Grant Misuse and Abuse
  • Pell Grants
  • Expected Family Contribution/Financial Need
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Student’s Enrollment Status
  • Credit in Student Accounts,  outstanding education expenses (Tuition, fees, and room)
  • Student disbursements
  • Student eligibility – not making satisfactory academic progress
  • Failure to remit overpayment – Return of Title IV funds
  • Paying Recruiters to enroll students/securing financial aid

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