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Is It legal to charge five people different prices for school when they are all at the same school at the same time taking the same course?



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*Each student has: *a (sometimes greatly) different financial background, *an unique and individual ability to pay, *access to financial aid such as a scholarship or a "Pell Grant" that can offset, or reduce, the difference in what they are "charged" for tuition and what they actually pay. Rarely, some students might even attend a class for free. *other factors taken into account by the school's financial officer or bursar to establish a amount to be charged for tuition. *We've been to a lot of High Schools, Community/Junior Colleges, 4-year Colleges and Doctoral level Universities over a 25-year career in Job Development and Training. We've "monitored" thousands of project's classroom instruction component. The process of monitoring a contractual project includes reviewing fiscal transactions and programmatic actions for compliance with Federal and State laws, codes & statutes and for adherence to contractual terms and provisions which require fiscal accountability and procedures to be in accordance with "Generally Accepted Accounting Principles" or that beautifully bureaucratic acronym: GAAP. *Reviews of financial documents and records revealed that it was not unusual for students to pay different amounts of tuition while enrolled in he same class at the same time in the projects. *Another duty of monitoring in eligibility verification. A random sampling produces a list of students to verify through documentation that they are indeed eligible for the assiatance funds received as a scholorship or grant. Those who have falsified information in order to appear eligible are required to pay back the funds and can be subject to criminal prosecution. Those students, or the institution if applicable, who have made "honest" mistakes on their application for assistance are obviously handled on an individual basis, but someone has to pay back the funds. No criminal prosecution is appropriate or necessary.