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ED OIG Drops Tech Fixes for Identity Verification in Latest Report
March 21, 2014

Summary: In its latest report on financial aid fraud in distance education, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) dropped previously proposed technology-…

More financial aid fraud rings targeting online learning busted
September 19, 2012

As reported in Inside Higher Ed , the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California announced yes…

The "Why" of the Senate Bill Affecting Pell Grants for Online Learners
July 13, 2012

In my comments pointing to Russ Poulin's blog on a Senate Appropriations bill provision that would eliminate living and personal expenses from the Pell Grant need calculation for ful…

Comments on the Department of Education Distance Learning Financial Fraud Rulemaking (5/29/12)
May 29, 2012

Letter to Wendy Macias, U.S. Department of Education, in response to their published intent to pursue negotiated rule-making in relation to the Federal Student Aid Programs authorized by the High…

EDUCAUSE Comments: Financial Aid Fraud and Identity Verification
June 4, 2012

EDUCAUSE submitted comments last week in response to a U.S. Department of Education (ED) notice about ED’s intent to hold a negotiated rule-making process later this year on financial …

Rule-making coming on financial aid fraud in online distance learning programs
April 6, 2012

Inside Higher Ed reported today that the U.S. Department of Education is likely to initiate a new round of rule-making to address concerns about financial aid fraud in online distance le…

Financial aid fraud in online distance learning
November 3, 2011

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…