ERIC Number: ED409968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Borough of Manhattan Community College, Report 96-T-3.
Hancox, David R.
In 1996, the New York State Office of the Comptroller performed an audit of Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) awards at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) for the 1993-94 through 1995-96 academic years. TAP, the largest student grant and scholarship program administered by the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), is designed to provide tuition aid to eligible full-time students enrolled in approved programs. According to HESC's records, BMCC certified 18,803 students for 44,238 TAP awards totaling $39,079,866 over the period. Out of a statistical sample of 200 awards, 4 awards totaling $4,176 were disallowed because residency requirements were not met in 3 cases and the student had not matriculated in another. A statistical projection of audit disallowances to the entire population resulted in a disallowance of $173,313. In addition, 3 awards totaling $250 were disallowed from a review of awards outside the statistical sample period, resulting in a total disallowance of $173,563. The auditor recommended that the HESC recover the amount plus interest. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.