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Feds Tighten Financial Monitoring of Bishop State

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Feds Tighten Financial Monitoring of Bishop State

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MOBILE, Ala.

Amid reports of possible fraud, Bishop State Community College must show proof of student eligibility before it can receive federal student aid, say U.S. Department of Education officials. The change follows allegations that school employees have arranged for improper financial aid, including a case in which a 67-year-old disabled grandmother received a scholarship to play sports.

The Education Department had been providing the funding and allowing documentation to come later. But reports that some students receiving federal aid had not attended class prompted the change, which was announced late last month.

Education Department spokeswoman Jane Glickman says the college has been placed on a "heightened cash monitoring" status. The department has already ordered Bishop State to pay back $150,000 in Pell Grant aid following a review of the school's books, she says.

The change in policy comes amid an investigation launched by Dr. Thomas Corts, interim chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system. …

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