ERIC Number: ED428813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-27
Reference Count: N/A
Onondaga Community College (NY) Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), 1995-1998. Audit by State Comptroller. Report 98-T-7.
This document reports on the State Comptroller's audit of records and procedures used in administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) at Onondaga Community College (New York). Onondaga certified 5,543 students for 11,723 TAP awards totaling $8,730,058 during the 1995-96 through 1997-98 academic years. The State Comptroller reviewed a sample of 200 randomly selected awards totaling $147,019 for the three-year period ending June 30, 1998. The college was found to be in compliance with the laws, rules and regulations governing TAP, with the exception of eight awards totaling $6,350 that were paid on behalf of students who were not eligible for these awards. Disallowances detected by the audit include: (1) four students not in good academic standing received a collective $3,055; (2) three students not meeting the residency requirement received a total of $2,387; and (3) $908 in TAP funds was not posted to one student's account. The State Comptroller finds that Onondaga Community College complies with the State Education Department regulations as they pertain to good academic standing, and recommends that HESC recover the total $6,350 plus applicable interest from Onondaga, and ensure that Onondaga Community College officials certify only eligible New York State residents. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.