Colleges commit fraud in admitting unqualified students, who then fail and default on student loans.
Some for-profit colleges have been caught rigging the admissions process by encouraging and even helping applicants cheat on admissions exams, then enrolling applicants into programs for which they are not qualified. This sets students up for failure and defrauds the government of federal tax dollars spent in providing financial aid to unqualified students.
School employees who witness such testing fraud can file False Claims Act lawsuits to help the government recover funds and put an end to these illegal practices. Under the qui tam provisions of the Act, a whistleblower is entitled to recover a percentage of the government’s recovery.
Examples of for-profit colleges tampering with qualification testing include the following:
By admitting unqualified students and setting them up for failure, colleges and universities defraud the federal government of the financial aid that it paid to unqualified students.
Our federal financial aid programs for university and college students have the potential to change lives. We cannot afford to have these valuable funds depleted through education fraud. Whistleblowers have a valuable role to play in bringing such fraud to light.
How Waters Kraus & Paul can help whistleblowers
With a national presence and in-depth experience fighting fraud against the government, Waters Kraus & Paul, LLP, provides aggressive representation of whistleblowers in qui tam actions and related complaints. The firm currently represents whistleblowers seeking to recover funds on behalf of the federal and state governments in a variety of cases, which may involve defendants such as large pharmaceutical companies, government contractors, school district contractors, and hospice and nursing home care providers.
To learn more about qui tam representation at Waters Kraus & Paul, or to have one of our attorneys review your potential case, email us or call 800.226.9880.