Louisiana State U. Will Refund Misappropriated Student Fees

More than 600 students at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge’s College of Art and Design will receive refunds for course fees after an internal audit found that roughly $60,000 in such fees had been unlawfully collected since 2010, according to The Times-Picayune, a New Orleans newspaper. That inquiry was conducted after a faculty member, who is suing the university for wrongful termination, blew the whistle on the improper fees.

An LSU official confirmed to the newspaper that the refunds had been a direct result of the audit’s findings. He said a total of $62,590 would be refunded to 620 students. The university’s audit confirmed the faculty member’s claims and revealed that “more than $20,000 of student fees were used to purchase iPads, Mac Minis, and other equipment for faculty members,” according to the newspaper.

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