Colleges falsify financial aid information to assist unqualifed students in obtaining federal funds.
Some for-profit colleges have been caught falsifying financial aid information in order to enroll students who do not qualify for government grants or loans. In some cases, college representatives have instructed applicants how to fraudulently complete their applications in order to receive student financial aid for which they did not truly qualify.
These actions violate federal law and divert financial aid monies from students who need such aid to pursue a higher education. School employees who know of such misconduct can help recover federal funds and put an end to these fraudulent practices by filing a lawsuit under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.