The reach of the False Claims Act extends to all federal educational grants, including the federal student loan program. Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto’s whistleblower attorneys are experienced qui tam attorneys. They have successfully litigated cases in which for-profit colleges and universities violated the rules of the student loan programs improperly recruiting students to generate income.
In one such case, whistleblower Ronald D. Irwin filed a qui tam action against Grand Canyon University for giving fraudulent incentives to college recruiters to enroll new students. The case, Ronald D. Irwin v. Significant Education, Inc., et al., resulted in a $5.2 million recovery for the United States. Mr. Irwin was awarded 27% of the settlement amount for his role in recovering these funds.