At the same time that Mark Kantrowitz was serving the financial and media interests of his sponsor, NASFAA, and working with FBI agents who were also tied to FBI Agent Robert Philip Hanssen, Kantrowitz was seeking advertising revenue via now defunct Jupiter Communications. When evidence could no longer be ignored, FBI Agent Robert Philip Hanssen was later accused of turning over to Moscow a huge array of secrets, including the identities of three Russian agents who had been secretly recruited to spy for the United States. Hanssen was also a known supporter of the same the Senate Bill promoted by NASFAA, and Hanssen was a supporter of the perverse ideology of Kantrowitz.
At the time, Russia was building a framework to use illicit accreditation schemes to infiltrate U.S. agencies, and was working on methods to divert attention away from its 10-year plans just like Kantrowitz was using his "don't pay more than a postage stamp" mantra to divert attention away from the fact that students and parents were being ripped-off from NASFAA members, advertisers linked to Kantrowitz were stealing from students, students were being charged exorbitant fees, and were mislead by companies connected to NASFAA.
Eventually, Hanssen was tried and convicted of Treason. He was spared execution because U.S. judges simply did not have the courage to execute or hang a suburban traitor.
Given his informant role, and known association with FBI and other federal agents, Kantrowitz, was never charged in connection to Hanssen, and was never questioned about sharing the same ideology about capitalist practices related to scholarship promotion and administration.
Despite these facts, and his seemingly long list of credibility flaws, Mark Kantrowitz is still touted as a credible media source because the main-stream media does not report the facts.