Education Department Reaches Settlement over Student Aid Violations

College consistently breached testing regulations to enhance enrollment and gain student loan funds.

The U.S. Department of Education has reached a settlement with the for-profit school International Education Corporation (IEC) and its subsidiaries, Florida Career College (FCC) and United Education Institute (UEI), regarding violations of ability-to-benefit (ATB) test regulations. The department’s investigation found that the institution consistently breached rules governing ATB test administration, including pressuring proctors to pass students and altering test outcomes to boost enrollment.

As part of the settlement, FCC’s participation in federal student aid programs has been terminated, and UEI/UEIC’s participation is limited to three years with strict conditions.

“This strong agreement with International Education Corporation demonstrates Federal Student Aid’s commitment to holding schools and individuals accountable for abiding by the laws and regulations that govern the federal student aid programs,” said Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer Richard Cordray. “Our Enforcement Office will continue to investigate reports of wrongdoing by schools and individuals to protect the integrity of our programs.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Cardona to receive God’s direction as he heads the Department of Education.
  • For COO Cordray to be discerning as he leads the Office of Federal Student Aid.

Sources: Department of Education


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