Federal law holds schools accountable for the truthfulness of information upon which students and families might rely, for example to make decisions regarding attendance. Regulations define misrepresentation in specific areas of institutional function.
Related terms: Consumer Information
A Validation Study of Self-Reported Behavior: Can College Student Self-Reports of Behavior Be Accepted as Being Self-Evident? (North Carolina State University)
Consumer Information AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&As (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
Consumer Information Self-Study Guide (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
Do High School Students Know Their Parents' Income? Research Brief (Journal of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, AERA)
Referral by institution to ED of suspected misrepresentation by employee, third-party servicer, or other agent