Overseas programs offer kickbacks to school officials

August 15, 2007

In the wake of the student financing kickback fiasco, US college officials are starting to come under scrutiny for perks received from commercial and non-profit organizations involved in study-abroad programs. Officials have been offered free overseas travel, membership on advisory boards, cash bonuses and commission on the fees paid by students. Critics say these arrangements limit student options and push up the cost of obtaining international credits.  The New York Times