Western Governors Growing Despite Dispute

Last September, Western Governors University was told that it may owe up to $712 million to the federal government. The fine was recommended after an auditor’s report concluded the school was offering what amount to “correspondence courses” rather than courses that meet all the specific criteria needed to qualify for financial aid eligibility under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

While Western Governors continues to seek clarification with the U.S. Department of Education, it continues to grow. Indeed, in late February, Western Governors, which already operates in seven U.S. states, announced that it had sealed a deal to start operating in Ohio this spring.

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