Higher Education Services Corporation - Tuition Assistance Program

Brooklyn Institute of Business Technology

During the 2003-2004 through 2005-2006 academic years, the Brooklyn Institute of Business Technology certified $2.7 million in Tuition Assistance Program awards. We disallowed $1,311,847 million of these awards as well as $25,734 for awards that related to other academic years. The total $1.3 million was disallowed because students were incorrectly certified as eligible for the awards. For example, students received courses that were not offered in an educationally sound manner. The courses were not educationally sound because they were taught by unlicensed teachers, attendance registers were missing, some courses were combined with other courses, and room capacities and student-teacher ratios exceeded approved levels. In addition, some students received awards even though they were not in full-time attendance or did not meet matriculation requirements. The school ceased operations while we were conducting our audit.

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