WASHINGTON – Howard University in Washington, D. C., has confirmed that six employees have been dismissed due to “gross negligence and negligence of duties” after school officials discovered financial aid money had been embezzled.
News outlets reported Wednesday that a study from 2007 to 2016 found that some employees at the historically black university received tuition remission and the university grants.
That double dip is exceeded by the actual costs of the presence, although university officials not immediately clear how much money was involved in the case.
The university president, Wayne A. I. Frederick, says an external auditor was brought in after learning in 2016 that the university has the financial aid of money that could have been misused. Frederick says he received the results in 2017.
The misappropriated grant money was not of the federal government, nor was the money from donors designated for funding.