$67K overpaid to student veterans due to Pima Community College errors
- Pima Community College errors resulted in student veterans being overpaid at least $67,000 last yaer, and now the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to collect.
- The wrongful payments occurred because the Tucson, Ariz., community college neglected to inform the VA when a large number of student veterans quit or flunked out, and now taxpayers are on the hook.
- In addition, the VA is threatening to end its programs at PCC, which assist around 1,400 student veterans per semester, and is also trying to get the money back from the veterans via its debt-collection system.
From the article:
... College officials have never publicly mentioned the problem nor the warning PCC received from the VA as a result.
“If the Pima Community College continues to fail to comply (with federal rules), the Department of Veterans Affairs will proceed with suspension and/or withdraw (sic) of approved programs,” said a November 2012 letter to PCC registrarTerra Benson. ...
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