State Education Department
Tuition Refunds to Former Students
of the Court Reporting Institute The State Education Department's Tuition
Reimbursement Fund is used to refund the tuition, student loans, and other required costs paid by
students attending certain post-secondary private schools that either close or are found to be in
violation of the State Education Law. The Department paid a total of $263,130 in such refunds
to 19 former students of the Court Reporting Institute, because it determined that the Institute
violated certain sections of the Education Law. In response to a letter questioning whether these
refunds should have been made, we audited the refunds to determine whether they were
appropriate. We found that $26,027 of the refunds were not appropriate, because they related to
student loans to attend schools other than the Court Reporting Institute. We recommend that
these overpayments be recovered and controls be established to prevent such overpayments in the
For a complete copy of Report 97-S-2 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.