Critics Assail Government's Response to Student-Aid Fraud

Brian Lehmann for The Chronicle

The Education Department’s lack of effort to fight fraud in aid programs worries Eric Rodriguez, an examiner 
with a student-loan servicer. “It’s a serious issue, and they really need to get some controls in place,” he says.
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Two years ago, in the wake of an alarming report from its inspector general on fraud in federal student-aid programs, the U.S. Education Department announced that it would write new rules to protect taxpayer dollars from abuse.

But when a negotiating...

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