Monday, February 1, 2016

Department of Education pulls federal aid to trade schools - The Washington Post

Department of Education pulls federal aid to trade schools - The Washington Post:

Department of Education pulls federal aid to trade schools


 The Department of Education cut off federal loans and grants Monday to dozens of beauty schools and three technical trade schools for falsifying a wide range of records.

“Our students depend on higher education institutions to prepare them for careers through a quality education. Unfortunately, some schools violate their trust through deceptive marketing practices and defraud taxpayers by giving out student aid inappropriately,” said Under Secretary Ted Mitchell  in a statement. “These unscrupulous institutions use questionable business practices or outright lie to both students and the federal government.”
Marinello Schools of Beauty, a for-profit chain owned by B&H Education, is accused of illegally requesting federal financial aid for students with invalid high school diplomas, charging students for excessive overtime and withholding a portion of students’ federal aid. As a result, the government is withholding aid from 23 of the chain’s 56 campuses in Nevada and California that enroll about 2,100 students.
In the 2014-2015 academic year, students enrolled in Marinello received more than $87 million in Pell grants and federalDepartment of Education pulls federal aid to trade schools - The Washington Post:

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