Florida A&M University has been given a six-month window to straighten out its accounting problem or risk losing its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school has come under fire after a state auditor revealed that the school's inspector general's office had gone 40 months without any formal reports on internal investigations, and that $39 million in transactions and budget amendments were made without approval of the school's board of trustees. In addition the school has some $1.8 million in missing receipts for athletic-event tickets and $11,000 in bad checks were written by the administration. Students attending an unaccredited school are typically not eligible for financial aid.

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