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Fired Howard University employees allegedly misappropriated $369,000


Howard University said Monday that six employees dismissed by the school had misappropriated $369,000 in financial aid.

The new revelation comes after Howard students ended a nine-day sit-in that was sparked by the allegations of financial aid mismanagement.

Howard released a report last year that showed a number of employees had received grants from Howard and tuition remission that added up to more than the total cost of attending the university.  

A report released by the university on Monday alleged that six employees — whom Howard has refused to names in accordance with its policy — inappropriately received or were awarded $90,000 in tuition remission and $279,000 in university grants.


The historically black university in Washington, D.C., said it will continue investigating its financial aid office, and is looking into federal student aid to see if there was noncompliance with policies and procedures.

HU Resist, the main group leading the sit-in, reached an agreement with the university’s Board of Trustees on Friday. The university met most of the student’s demands, including holding undergraduate tuition at current levels for the next academic year and delaying the housing deposit deadline. But the board did not agree to the student’s demand for Howard University President Wayne Frederick’s resignation.

“This is a beginning of a process, not just of reconciliation and healing, but of how we move forward,” Frederick said at a press conference alongside student leaders on Friday.

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