*Sigh* Really, Howard University? Like, really, son? Keeping it a buck, I’m thoroughly disappointed with the fuckery going on in their financial aid department. Not only did employees receive improper funds, but it also appears that Wayne Frederick, university president, was aware of the tomfoolery. All in all, this is a TERRIBLE look for such a prestigious HBCU.
Ok, for those who are unaware, an unnamed student-employee discovered the fraud. Apparently, irregular refunds checks were being cut for a variety of faculty and staff. Now, in some cases, checks as large as $100,000 were being shelled out in a single year. Keep in mind, federal law states that aid amounts can’t be larger than the tuition amount for a particular school year. For reference, Howard’s tuition in 2017-2018 was $43,501. Soooooo, someone was CLEARLY getting more than their just due, man.
Anyway, there are multiple examples of individuals getting money for made up reasons. Shit, one student-employee got a “Mock Trial Scholarship” and the team came back saying they don’t even have the bread to give such an amount. So, we know that people were just skimming off of the top, fam. To make matters worse, when President Frederick talked about the school’s $9 million financial aid debt, he never mentioned the $1 million that was stolen by staff. However; several financial aid officials shadily resigned within the last year. Yeah, things that make me go “hmm,” bruh.
In the end, this is NOT the type of attention that Howard needs, son. Ultimately, Black people put a lot of stock in HBCU’s and rightfully so, man. By and by, I’d hate to see a highly-regarded name like Howard get tarnished because of some bad seeds. At the end of the day, get all of these motherfuckers out and let’s save Howard’s reputation, fam. That is all. LC out.