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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Reporting of False Information

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Minnesota State University, Mankato Financial Aid Office is required to refer for investigation any instance in which the review of Federal Title IV aid applications turns up information indicating that an applicant may have engaged in fraud or other criminal misconduct in connection with the application.   

The following examples are given in the regulations as instances that should be referred to the appropriate authorities: 

  • False claims of independent student status
  • False claims of citizenship
  • Use of false identities
  • Forgery of signatures or certifications
  • False statements of income

According to the Department of Education, errors resulting from omission or misunderstanding are not considered evidence of fraud.