Lori Loughlin is moving on from the college admissions scandal — returning to work and making amends. 

With Lori Loughlin hoping to put the past behind her and make amends for her involvement in 2019’s college admissions scandal, the actress has donated $500,000 to pay the college tuition fees for two students. That amount is not coincidental, as Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, paid that amount to have their two daughters  Olivia Jade and Bella Giannulli unlawfully admitted to the University of Southern California. Loughlin served two months in prison with Giannulli having served five, with both also ordered to pay $400,000 worth of fines.

In the past year, both Loughlin and Giannulli have completed their time in prison and have paid fines. Now, they are trying to move on. Loughlin has even returned to acting with her first post-scandal role. She is reprising her character from “When Calls the Heart” on the spin-off show “When Hope Calls.”




It’s now been reported that Loughlin will also be paying the entire four-year tuition fees for two unnamed students, a choice that was not court-ordered. According to Entertainment Tonight, the Full House star has “privately arranged to put two students through four years of college, and has paid their tuition and expenses totaling over $500,000. Lori has also continued her work with Project Angel Food. 

According to a source that spoke to US Weekly, now she hopes she is “allowed to move on.” Yet, she still feels like there’s a “stigma attached to her by people who don’t want her to have any success.”

The news comes shortly after the reveal that Loughlin will return to acting. She will be reprising her role from When Calls the Heart in GAC Family’s spinoff series When Hope Calls. This is significant as Loughlin was fired from playing the same role on the original Hallmark Channel series after her involvement in the scandal was revealed. In a statement given to ET, the Hallmark Channel iterated that she won’t be coming back to When Calls the Heart or any other Hallmark projects.

“Hallmark Channel has not cast Lori Loughlin in any current projects, including When Calls the Heart, nor do we have any plans to cast her in the future,” the statement says. “She was cast by GAC Family, a wholly separate cable network not affiliated with Hallmark Channel or Crown Media Family Networks.”

Her daughter, Olivia Jade, is trying to move on too. During the first episode of her new podcast, she admitted that she has trouble forgiving herself, and it’s hard for her to hear people say she hasn’t learned anything from this experience. She explained, “I would be crazy not to have learned anything from this situation.”

For her part in the scandal, Olivia Jade posed on a rowing machine to make it look like she was an athletic recruit. She claims that she didn’t know at the time that her parents were doing anything illegal.

Even though the scandal was hard on Olivia Jade and Loughlin, the mother and daughter are still very close. Olivia Jade has been competing on Dancing with the Stars, and she told Us Weekly, “Literally right after we got off the stage, I called her! She’s the biggest support ever. She’s really proud of me and I love her so much.”

Do you think she will be able to move on from this scandal?