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Published November 14, 2012, 08:55 AM

Federal education officials to visit Dickinson State University

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Federal education officials are slated to visit Dickinson State University this month.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Federal education officials are slated to visit Dickinson State University this month.

DSU President D.C. Coston tells the Dickinson Press that the visit by U.S. Department of Education officials is not due to the school's problems with enrollment reporting, grade inflation and tuition discounts.

Coston says the four-day audit beginning Nov. 26 will be a routine review of the school's use of federal financial aid programs.

A state audit earlier this year showed Dickinson State had given diplomas to Chinese students who didn't earn them. The audit says Dickinson State padded its enrollment figures by counting people who attended short training seminars as full-time students.

The school was also criticized for inconsistent policies in providing tuition discounts and financial aid.

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