Audit: SLCC fails to maintain control of Pell Grants

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A state audit finds South Louisiana Community College administration did not maintain sufficient controls over the Federal Pell Grant Program for the seventh consecutive year.

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor report released Monday says SLCC failed to timely identify students who withdraw, perform the return of funds calculation and return funds to the U.S. Department of Education as required by federal regulations, the audit said.

David Volpe, the school's vice chancellor for student services, said the auditors are citing technicalities and that SLCC does not lack controls.

The Advertiser reports ( ) the audit analyzed the financial trend of the college over the past five years.

SLCC's tuition and fee revenues have remained consistent as decreases in enrollment have been offset by increased tuition and fee rates.


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