A3200.30 Reporting Potential Fraud and Abuse

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees that whenever, in the course of reviewing a student’s information, the Shawnee Community College Financial Aid Office finds that the student may have engaged in fraud or other criminal misconduct in applying for aid, it will be reported to the Inspector General’s Office of the U. S. Department of Education.

The student will first be notified of the situation and asked to come in to discuss the problem. If there are findings, they will be reported, in writing, to the Inspector General’s Office and a copy of the report will be sent to the student. The College will cooperate in any way with the ensuing investigation by the Inspector General’s Office. Fraudulent statements that might affect the student’s eligibility for student financial aid may include, but are not limited to: the use of false identities and/or social security numbers; forgery of signatures or certifications; false claims of income, citizenship, or independent student status; and false certifications relating to previous attendance at other post-secondary institutions, defaults, and repayments.