At this link you will find CA law that speaks to this issue. Note that the term "deceit" includes concealment and states in relevant part as follows:
The tort of deceit or fraud requires: “ ‘(a) misrepresentation (false representation, concealment, or nondisclosure); (b) knowledge of falsity (or ‘scienter’); (c) intent to defraud, i.e., to induce reliance; (d) justifiable reliance; and (e) resulting damage.’ ” (Engalla v. Permanente Medical Group, Inc.(1997) 15 Cal.4th 951, 974 [64 Cal.Rptr.2d 843, 938 P.2d 903].
Civil Code section 1710 specifies four kinds of deceit. This instruction applies to the first:
A deceit, within the meaning of [section 1709], is either:
1. The suggestion, as a fact, of that which is not true, by one who does not believe it to be true [intentional misrepresentation of fact];
2. The assertion, as a fact, of that which is not true, by one who has no reasonable ground for believing it to be true [negligent misrepresentation of fact];
3. The suppression of a fact, by one who is bound to disclose it, or who gives information of other facts which are likely to mislead for want of communication of that fact [concealment or suppression of fact]; or,
4. A promise, made without any intention of performing it [promissory fraud].
So, you or a business litigation or consumer protection attorney that you hire will need to sue the school for its fraud and for damage to credit reputation [if that happened also] and force the school to pay these loans that you took out which you would not have had to take out if the grant money had been disclosed to you.
Q. I guess my question would be, Am I accountable for all these loans they forced me to take out which were in excess of 27,000.00 if I uncovered all this fraudulent information?
Answer: You may be accountable for the loans since the lenders probably did not know that the school defrauded you; but you would pin the loans on the school. Given the nature of what has happened, you may be able to recover punitive damages against the school as well as your legal fees. I would suggest you contact a CA consumer law attorney right away.
Here is a link to help you get started. Here is another.