Higher Education Services Corporation - Tuition Assistance Program

Empire State College

During the 1997-98 through 1999-2000 academic years, Empire State College certified $7.7 million in Tuition Assistance Program awards. We disallowed $165,262 of these awards as well as $14,330 for awards that related to other academic years. The total $179,592 was disallowed because students were incorrectly certified as eligible for the awards. For example, some students received awards even though they did not maintain good academic standing, or their files contained no evidence they had either graduated from high school or fulfilled established equivalency requirements.

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