In many instances the children were unaware that their parents had paid these bribes, according to federal documents.
Some 300 law enforcement agents swept across the country to make arrests in what agents code-named "Operation Varsity Blues".
At least nine athletic coaches and dozens of parents were among those charged.
Federal prosecutors in Boston charged William (Rick) Singer, 58, with running the racketeering scheme through his Edge College & Career Network, which served a roster of clients, including CEOs and Hollywood actors.
She appeared Tuesday in a federal court in Los Angeles where a judge set bond for her at $250,000 and federal agents took her passport. Singer allegedly helped parents "take staged photographs of their children engaged in particular sports", and in other instances used stock photos by "sometimes Photoshopping the face of the child on the athlete, and submitting it".
As an Emmy victor and Oscar nominee, Felicity Huffman has been known as one of Hollywood's more versatile actresses, as well as one-half of one of its more famous acting couples with husband William H. Macy.
The payment to KWF, which was set up by accused scam ringleader William Singer, was allegedly made to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of their eldest daughter Sofia Grace Macy.
Court documents allege that the couple agreed to the plan, and Huffman paid $15,000, disguised as a charitable donation, toward the scam.
Authorities have not said why Macy, who has starred for the last several years in the Showtime series "Shameless" and was an Oscar nominee for the 1996 movie "Fargo", has not been charged.
Loughlin and her husband, fashion entrepreneur Mossimo Giannuli, allegedly paid $500,000 to have their two daughters designated as members of the USC rowing team, even though they did not row. Neither of Loughlin's daughters participated in crew.
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Huffman and Loughlin are among those charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
"What we do is help the wealthiest families in the United States get their kids into school.my families want a guarantee", he allegedly said.
In many cases, the students were not aware that their parents had arranged for the cheating, prosecutors said, although in other cases they knowingly took part.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Lelling said the college admissions scam is a nationwide scheme, but there were several connections to the Boston area.
How did the alleged scheme work?
Huffman spent hours in federal custody at a detention center in downtown Los Angeles.
Lelling said the investigation is continuing and authorities believe other parents were involved.
In most cases, the students did not know their admission to the schools was contingent on a bribe. None of the children were charged on Tuesday.
In particular, the coaches worked at such schools as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles, faking profiles of the applicants, regardless of their actual abilities in sports.
Rudy Meredith, who was the Yale women's soccer coach for 24 years, is accused of receiving $400,000 to accept a recruit despite knowing she did not play competitive soccer.