Risk of Student-Aid Fraud Is on the Rise, Education Dept.'s Inspector General Says

The number of student-aid recipients potentially defrauding the federal government increased by 82 percent from 2009 to 2012, to more than 34,000 students, according to a risk analysis released on Wednesday by the Education Department's Office of Inspector General.

In its semiannual report to Congress, the inspector general's office estimates that some 85,000 students may have participated in fraud rings