ORU to pay $300K to settle claim it violated federal recruitment compensation ban

By The Christian Post

The main entrance of Oral Roberts University is pictured here.

Oral Roberts University has agreed to pay over $300,000 in a legal settlement involving allegations that it violated a ban on incentive-based compensation for student recruiting. The evangelical institution maintains it did nothing wrong.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that the Oklahoma-based institution based in Tulsa will pay $303,502 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act.

ORU was accused by a Maurice “Buddy” Shoe of violating Title IV of the Higher Education Act that prohibits institutions that receive student aid from compensating recruiters based on successes in securing student enrollment.

Source:The Christian Post