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Governor Scott Calls For Review Of FSCJ Debt

Florida State College at Jacksonville
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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.