Higher Education Services Corporation - Tuition Assistance Program

Interboro Institute

During the 1989-90 through1991-92 academic years,Interboro Institute certified $9.3 million in Tuition AssistanceProgram and SupplementalTuition Assistance Program awards. We disallowed $4,751,877 ofthese awards as well as$55,048 in awards that related to other academic years. Thetotal $4,806,925 was disallowedbecause students were incorrectly certified as eligible for theawards. For example, somestudents received awards even though they did not meet theInstitute's admissionrequirements, were not in full-time attendance, did not maintaingood academic standing, ordid not meet New York State residency requirements. In addition,we identified errors andirregularities in the Institute's grading of entranceexaminations; we referred these matters tothe State Attorney General for further investigation. 93-T-5