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Hi, All – I have posted a review of the “Dear Colleague Letter” on financial aid fraud in relation to online learning programs that was recently released jointly by the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid and Office of Postsecondary Education divisions (http://www.educause.edu/blog/jcummings/Financialaidfraudinonlinedista/240899). The review also covers the inspector general’s report that led to the release of the letter as well as an internal departmental task force to explore next steps for addressing the problem.

 

Please see below for the introductory paragraph. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. – Jarret Cummings

 

 

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently released a Dear Colleague Letter to colleges and universities on financial aid fraud in online distance learning programs that advises institutions on ways to limit such fraud in the future (http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1117.html). The letter responds to a September report from the department’s inspector general (IG) that reviews in detail the IG’s findings on the growth of financial aid fraud in relation to online programs, as well as steps the IG recommends that the department and institutions adopt to mitigate the problem (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/invtreports/l42l0001.pdf).

 

_______________________________________________________________________

Jarret S. Cummings

Policy Specialist

EDUCAUSE

202-331-5372

jcummings@educause.edu

www.educause.edu

 

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FYI This links in the paragraph don't work. 

From: "Jarret Cummings" <jcummings@EDUCAUSE.EDU>
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2011 3:00:51 PM
Subject: [CIO] "Dear Colleague Letter" on online learning financial aid fraud

Hi, All - I have posted a review of the "Dear Colleague Letter" on financial aid fraud in relation to online learning programs that was recently released jointly by the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid and Office of Postsecondary Education divisions (http://www.educause.edu/blog/jcummings/Financialaidfraudinonlinedista/24...). The review also covers the inspector general's report that led to the release of the letter as well as an internal departmental task force to explore next steps for addressing the problem.

Please see below for the introductory paragraph. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. - Jarret Cummings


The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently released a Dear Colleague Letter to colleges and universities on financial aid fraud in online distance learning programs that advises institutions on ways to limit such fraud in the future (http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1117.html). The letter responds to a September report from the department's inspector general (IG) that reviews in detail the IG's findings on the growth of financial aid fraud in relation to online programs, as well as steps the IG recommends that the department and institutions adopt to mitigate the problem (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/invtreports/l42l0001.pdf).

_______________________________________________________________________
Jarret S. Cummings
Policy Specialist
EDUCAUSE
202-331-5372
jcummings@educause.edu<mailto:jcummings@educause.edu>
www.educause.edu


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Marygrove College
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Hi, Linda – I’m sorry you ran into problems. (Ditto for anyone else who had the same experience.) I tried all the links, both from the email as well as from the blog post itself, and they all worked for me. There could be some sort of home system advantage at play, though, so here are the  links in text only format, suitable for cutting and pasting into your browser:

 

1.      Blog post: http://www.educause.edu/blog/jcummings/Financialaidfraudinonlinedista/240899

2.      Dear Colleague Letter: http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1117.html

3.      IG’s Report: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/invtreports/l42l0001.pdf

 

If there’s still an issue, just ping me off-list (jcummings@educause.edu) and I’ll send the docs as attachments. Thanks! - Jarret

 

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