What is Education Fraud?

The U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) provides billions of dollars each year in funding to help students participating in higher education at public, private non-profit, and private for-profit schools. In order to qualify to receive DOE funds, both the student and the school must satisfy certain eligibility criteria. Fraud occurs when government dollars have been fraudulently obtained in the education field, including:

  • Special Education
  • Public Schools
  • Grant Fraud
  • Higher Education Fraud

Billions of dollars are spent each year in public education, and typical types of contract fraud occur. The field of education has also dealt with specialized types of fraud, including:

  • Financial Aid kickbacks
  • Use of “ghost students” to obtain financial aid
  • Deficient and shoddy service provision
  • Over-identification of special education students
  • Grant misuse and abuse

Experienced Education Fraud Representation

If you have knowledge of a company profiting from education fraud, the attorneys at Kenney & McCafferty can help you file a qui tam lawsuit and place you in a strong position to maximize your whistleblower reward. Contact our qui tam lawyers for a free consultation today.

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