University repays VA nearly $150K for benefits' overpayment

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth City State University has repaid the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nearly $150,000 for overpayment of veterans' benefits after a VA audit found the school miscalculated or incorrectly reported those benefits in more than 100 instances.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports ( the audit caused a suspension of ECSU's ability to certify students for veterans education benefits that help pay for college costs.

University spokeswoman Linita Shannon says the school is working with the VA to determine how much more money may be owed. She says the goal is hold all the veterans harmless.

The state agency that monitors colleges and universities for compliance with rules on disbursing veterans' education benefits halted ECSU's ability to certify students on May 1. The suspension was lifted July 1.


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