Millions of students rely on federal aid to go to college but some of them abuse the system to make a quick buck. Spectrum News reporter Litsa Pappas takes a closer look at Pell Grant fraud in this three-part series “Take the Money and Run.”
Part 1: What is Pell Grant fraud and how easy can it be for students to pocket taxpayer money without earning a degree?
Part 2: How much money is being lost, and besides Pell runners, who are the other criminals on the government's radar in higher education?
Part 3: How do colleges today do a better job preventing Pell Grant fraud?