At a Senate hearing Wednesday, government investigators released evidence that some for-profit colleges encouraged students to falsify financial aid documents.
Student Adam Wheeler is accused of masterminding a Harvard hoax, using fake documents to get into the university and secure financial aid. Student fraud is an growing problem, experts say.
Many students need extra aid to pay spring-semester tuition.
Exams tied to school curricula may be a viable alternative for admissions assessment, a year-long study says.
It could be well into the summer before some graduating high school seniors know where they'll be studying in the fall.