Course fees questioned after Texas A&M audit

Newspaper review of audit shows lack of proper documentation

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -  Texas A&M officials are on the defensive after a recent audit showed many of the fees collected at its flagship university can't be justified.

The audit, which covered fiscal year 2012, was reviewed by The Eagle newspaper of Bryan-College Station.

It found the majority of the $28 million in course fees lack proper documentation to justify the charges.

The fees, in addition to tuition, were charged for about 9,300 courses.

According to the audit, each college within the university processed and documents fees differently and several didn't comply with university policy and possibly state law.

The audit does not suggest any improprieties with the money and  the university insists nothing has been misspent.

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