Actress Lori Loughlin is paying the tuition bill for two college students, less than a year after she was released from prison for her role in a massive admissions scandal.
Loughlin, 57, paid more than $500,000 to complete two unknown students for four years of college, according to us weekly, who was the first to report the news. A representative of the former “Full House” star confirmed her contribution but declined to provide further details.
Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among the most famous parents charged with paying middlemen to get their children into elite universities with fake test scores or fake sports credentials.
The couple admitted they paid $500,000 to the Rick Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation to help their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, attend the University of Southern California by falsely portraying them as female profanity recruits.
According to federal investigators, Loughlin and Giannulli went so far as to put their daughters on rowing machines for photos submitted with their admission application.
Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison, and released in December. She was also fined $150,000 and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service upon her release. Her husband was sentenced to five months in prison, a $250,000 fine and ordered to complete 250 hours of community service. He was released in April.
Since Loughlin’s release, she has returned to acting and reprized her role as Abigail Stanton for the second season of “When Hope Calls,” which originally aired on Hallmark Channel but will now air on GAC Family.
Amid the scandal, Hallmark Channel’s parent company said it had ended all product development with Loughlin. “When Hope Calls” is a sequel to Hallmark’s “When Calls the Heart,” which starred Loughlin as Abigail. She was written off the show six seasons later due to her involvement in the scandal.