ERIC Number: ED431454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-25
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Erie Community College. Report.
This document presents the findings of the Office of the State Comptroller of New York regarding the audit of the records and procedures used in administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Supplemental Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) at Erie Community College. TAP is an entitlement program designed to provide tuition aid to eligible full-time students. STAP is a supplemental program that provides additional awards to those students who are educationally disadvantaged. The audit determined that there was an overpayment of $90,210 in financial awards to students at the college for the 1994-95 through 1996-97 academic years, due to school officials incorrectly certifying students as being eligible TAP and STAP awards. They used a randomly selected statistical sample of 150 awards from the City campus, 100 awards from the South campus, and 150 awards from the North campus of the 25,891 awards that Erie Community College certified. The total audit disallowance consisted of $30,475 from the City campus, $44,649 from the South campus, and $15,086 from the North campus. The Office of the State Comptroller of New York recommended to the HESC that they recover the $90,210 of overpaid awards from Erie Community College, less any of the awards subsequently decertified by the school plus applicable interest. (TGO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.