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Ariz. student vets face debt collector over errors

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Records show that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs wrongly paid out at least $67,000 to Pima Community College in Tucson last year.

The Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/15lViTm) reports that the college failed to tell the VA promptly when scores of student veterans quit school or flunked out.

The newspaper says public records show the VA recently threatened to curtail its programs at PCC after a federal review found widespread discrepancies in the files of student veterans.

PCC says the problem is mostly fixed and the VA now is trying to get the money back from veterans who kept receiving student aid after cutting ties with the college.

About 1,400 student veterans attend PCC each semester under VA programs aimed at helping them pay for their educations.

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