Department of Education opens up probe into 8 schools after college bribery scandal
LOS ANGELES, CA - October 04, 2017: Lori Loughlin & Olivia Jade Giannulli at the 2017 People's "Ones To Watch" event at NeueHouse Hollywood (Photo: Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

On Monday, The Department of Education launched an investigation into 8 universities after a college admission bribery scandal was brought to light, reported Politico.

"Department investigators are examining whether any of the universities violated any laws or rules 'governing the Federal student financial aid programs' or 'any other applicable laws,'" according to the report.

Schools being investigated include Yale University, Wake Forest University, the University of San Diego, Stanford University, Georgetown University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.

“The allegations made and evidence cited by the Department of Justice raise questions about whether your institution is fully meeting its obligations,” an Education Department official wrote.

read the full report here.