Governor Scott Calls For Review Of FSCJ Debt

Oct 1, 2012

Governor Rick Scott is calling for an investigation into the Florida State College in Jacksonville after learning the college owes almost $5 million to the federal government.  The governor says that the leadership of the college needs serious review.  The college owes the US Department of Education $4.7 million after nearly two years of incorrectly approving federal loans and Pell Grants.  A recent report cites a lax culture within the college’s financial aid department as a major cause of the mistakes.  Officials are reviewing school President Steve Wallace’s expenditures as well. The college’s Board of Trustees is expected to meet Tuesday to review recommendations for re-organizing the college.  Trustees will also take up staff suspensions without pay.