Higher Education Services Corporation - Tuition Assistance Program

American Center for Career Training

During the 2001-2002 through 2003-2004 academic years, the American Center for Career Training certified $2.9 million in Tuition Assistance Program awards. We disallowed $1,755,272 of these awards as well as $17,920 for awards that related to other academic years. The total 1,773,192 was disallowed because students were incorrectly certified as eligible for the awards. For example, some students received awards even though they were taught by unlicensed teachers, were enrolled in courses in which the number of registered students exceeded the allowable student-teacher ratios for the courses, or did not maintain good academic standing. The American Center for Career Training began operations in the spring of 1997 and ceased operations in October 2004. The Centerís owner opened another school (Roberts Business Institute) with many of the same administrative staff as the Center, and as is noted in our audit report 2005-T-1, we found many of the same problems at that school.

For a complete copy of Report 2004-T-5 click here.