ERIC Number: ED409969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
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Mohawk Valley Community College, Report 96-T-8.
Hancox, David R.
In 1996, the New York State Office of the Comptroller performed an audit of Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Supplemental Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) awards at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) 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, while STAP provides additional funds to educationally disadvantaged students. According to HESC's records, MVCC certified 7,065 students for 15,686 TAP and STAP awards totaling $11,080,715 over the period. Based on a statistical sample of 200 awards reviewed, the audit found that MVCC had complied in all material respects with TAP and STAP provisions. A procedural error was identified, however, with respect to accurately crediting awards to students' accounts. All TAP and STAP awards over the period were then reviewed resulting in adjustments totaling $97,787 to correct the school's accounts and HESC records. While no disallowances were recommended, MVCC officials agreed to reconcile each roster received from HESC to ensure accurate accounting of future awards. (KP)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.