Editorial: Financial Aid Abuse

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Fraudulent use of taxpayer dollars is never acceptable.

Cheers to Troy University for seeing fraud with students abusing the financial aid system and addressing it in part by raising admission standards for transfer students.

Starting next year, students who transfer to Troy must have a 2.0 grade point average to be admitted, just as they must have to remain enrolled.

Troy discovered a majority of the financial aid abuse came from the transferring students who were not serious about studying, just getting the aid.

Troy believes enrollment numbers will decrease in the short term, but in the long run better quality students will replace them.

Next, let's hope the federal government tightens up financial aid standards for the diploma mills operating throughout the country, another source of taxpayer money abuse!

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