Combating Financial Aid Fraud

  • Date : June 22, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Meeting Type : Webcast

In a 2014 audit report, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General concluded that “Distance education…creates new opportunities for fraud, abuse, and waste in the Title IV programs.” Have we improved in safeguarding federal financial aid funds since this report was issued? This webinar shared stories about institutions that have been victims of criminal activities in which fraudsters pose as students to pocket aid money. What lessons can we learn in preventing fraud in the future? Why is it important for college presidents to assure that proper safeguards are in place?


Kishia Brock

Vice President of Strategy and Compliance, Maricopa Community Colleges

Chris Bustamante

President, Rio Salado College

Tyson Heath

Manager of State Authorization, Western Governors University

Russ Poulin

Executive Director, WCET & Vice President for Technology-Enhanced Education, WICHE


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Beverly Wade

Director, State Authorization in Distributed Learning, University of the Pacific


Amanda Babcock

Compliance Coordinator, University of Utah