ERIC Number: ED463023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul-27
Reference Count: N/A
Nassau Community College: Higher Education Services Corporation Tuition Assistance Program. Report.
This document is a report of the audit of Higher Education Services Corporation's (HESC's) audit of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) at Nassau Community College (New York). A randomly selected sample of 200 out of 20,062 student TAP awards certified by the community college was reviewed and analyzed. Findings determine that the community college was overpaid $374,680 because school officials incorrectly certified students as eligible for TAP financial awards. The audit reviewed records and procedures used in administering the TAP from 1994 through 1997. Students who did not enroll, did not attend the community college full time, did not meet residence requirements, were in poor academic standing, and used incorrect information had their awards disallowed in compliance with state law. The report provides the criteria used in the audit and specific references to the relevant state law. Recommendations to the State Education Department, HESC, and the community college are included. (MKF)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Financial Audits, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/audits.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.