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Referral of Fraud Cases

AwardYear: 1995-1996
ChapterNumber: 5
ChapterTitle: Overpayments, Referrals, and Suspected Fraud
Section: Referral of Fraud Cases

If you suspect that an applicant, employee, or other individual has
misreported information and/or altered documentation for the
purpose of increasing his or her student aid eligibility or
fraudulently obtaining federal funds, you should report your
suspicions (and provide any evidence) to the Office of Inspector
General (OIG) or to local law enforcement officials. Telephone
numbers for the eight regional offices of the Inspector General are
listed below:

Boston, MA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
San Francisco, CA

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*15* For FSEOG and Federal Perkins Loan purposes, if the
student’s total resources exceed his or her need by no more than
$200 in excess of the amount for which he or she was eligible, it in
not considered an overpayment as long as the overaward occurred as
a result of additional resources becoming available (for instance, you
cannot overaward a student by $200 up front).

Last Modified: 06/11/1998