Jul 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A new audit says student fees have been used to buy first-class plane tickets for the dean of North Dakota State University's graduate school.
The audit questions how NDSU and the University of North Dakota use the fees they require students to pay.
The Associated Press obtained the audit from the North Dakota state auditor's office. It's being presented to legislators Thursday.
The report says student fee money has been spent on everything from first-class plane tickets to iPads for some NDSU employees. UND used fee money to buy "Greek Life" T-shirts.
Some fees are being used to build up large reserve funds. It says UND's business school has a $370,000 reserve from the $150 semester fees that business students pay.
University officials dispute some of the audit's findings.