Lori Loughlin paid $500k to cover the tuition of two college students after admissions scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin visits the Build Series to discuss the show "Fuller House" at Build Studio on August 3, 2017 in New York City.
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Celebrities can often appear like politicians -- if they’re caught doing something bad, they soon look for redemption.

Case in point: Lori Loughlin.

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You’ll recall the formerly quintessential good girl from “Full House” got embroiled in a college admissions scandal last year that involved her two daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli, 22, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 23.

Loghlin and husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were busted on fraud charges for essentially paying their two daughters’ way into the University of Southern California.

Loughlin is now free, and today, People confirmed that she will pay the full tuition for two unnamed college students, adding up to $500,000.

That is the same amount the couple paid to Rick Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation to falsely designate their daughters as recruits to the USC crew team, even though neither daughter ever participated in the sport.

Loughlin ended up serving two months in a California jail, a $150,000 fine, and 150 hours of community service; her husband was sentenced to five months in jail, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service. Both paid their fines and served their time, though Giannulli still has some community service left.

The couple have wasted no time getting back into the swing of things, as they took a celebratory, judge-approved trip to Mexico. And Loughlin has already been cast in her first acting project since the scandal -- GAC Family's “When Hope Calls,” a spinoff of “When Calls the Heart.”

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