Monday, January 24, 2022

Did You Learn Anything?

Did you ever come home from school and have your parents ask you? ''Did you learn anything today?'? If so, they were probably attempting to teach you that we learn something new every day, whether that ''new thing'' is big or small, or barely...

A is for Accountable, F is for Fraud

'Straw students'' are people who sign up for college classes, but do not have the intention of ever attending. The deceptive practice is used to collect financial aid funds, while skipping out on the learning part. (Even a dunce would know that's not a...

Student Loan Fraud – A National Problem Gone Global

Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 enables qualified students to receive grants and loans so they can achieve their educational dreams. While government financial aid can help college students to have a better future, it also is an opportunity for...

Listen Up Students

The days of punishing students with detention may quickly be changing to prison time. You mean to say that students will serve jail time for skipping classes? No, not quite; however, college students seeking to defraud the government through student aid programs could face...

Fraudsters Scam Community Colleges and Feds out of Student Aid

Remember the days when students applied to college, filled out a hard copy of their student loan application and sent it in by mail? Those days are long gone, but students still need financial aid. The difference is that today they apply for it...

A Tough Lesson to Learn

Let's face it – getting into college is competitive and times are tough. Most students can't rely on the promise of scholarships. Instead, they apply for federal financial aid. That's where fraudsters come in. They use the system put in place to help kids...

A Fake Institution

The term ''Diploma Mill'' refers to an unaccredited institution of higher learning that offers a degree, diploma or certificate for a fee. The credential received usually requires little or no work and is generally worthless. According to an article in the San...

University of Fraud

Choosing a college is an exciting part of growing up. You have finally reached an age where you will make major decisions. According to an ABC-23 article, one California woman took her decision-making to an extreme, not only affecting her life, but also the...

Fraudster Flunk Out

Most people like to get things for free, but an article posted on MassLive.com tells about a former Massachusetts university employee who takes the concept of free to a new, lower level. This particular young adult was not entirely happy with just receiving a...

Fair Game

Higher education degrees are expensive. Thankfully, federal student loans make the dream possible for many, but to date, there are more than 44 million student loan borrowers with about $1.3 trillion in debt. Some of that debt is due to criminals who have fraudulently...
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