Error could pin costs on students at NC college


GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials say an error in calculating attempted credit hours may leave some students at Gaston College on the hook for tuition expenses.

The Gaston Gazette reports ( ) that a U.S. Department of Education audit revealed that the college has not been correctly calculating attempted credit hours for each student. Students can only receive financial aid for a limited number of credit hours in each academic program.

The audit led the college to send letters to 90 students, advising them they exceeded the threshold for receiving financial aid in a given program.

College officials are still trying to determine how inaccurate their records have been, how many students it will affect, and how much money those students may have to repay.

The school has an enrollment of more than 6,000.


Information from: The Gaston Gazette,

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