Loughlin's husband Mossimo Giannulli was arrested Tuesday morning without incident.
At a brief court appearance on Wednesday, Ms Loughlin was released on $US1 million bail after being charged with helping her daughters cheat their way into a high-profile California university. The Fuller House star was taken into custody on Wednesday, March 13, after Federal Bureau of Investigation agents reportedly showed up to her LA home the day prior. She didn't speak except say "yes" to the judge's questions, The Associated Press reported.
Huffman has now been charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Magistrate Judge Steve Kim said Loughlin must limit her travel to the continental USA and areas around Vancouver, Canada, for work.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying half-a-million dollars to have their two daughters, who are not rowers, designated as recruits for the University of Southern California crew team.
Fifty people, including Macy's wife, actress Felicity Huffman and actress Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most elite schools. She will have to surrender her passport in December when her projects in Canada are completed, according to TMZ.
The scam, which is now being referred to as "Operation Varsity Blues" had two parts.
The ringleader of the scheme was named as William Singer, owner of Key Worldwide Foundation and a company called Edge College & Career Network. On Tuesday, his wife Felicity Huffman was indicted in an alleged college admissions scam case.
Another parent charged in the scheme, Manuel Henriquez, resigned as chief executive officer of the finance company Hercules Capital Inc, the company said early on Wednesday.
The Desperate Housewives star and Loughlin - along with approximately 40 others - have been charged with involvement cheating and fraud scandal, which has been labelled as the "largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice".
The elaborate scheme involved bribing the administrators of college entrance tests to allow a child's wrong answers to be corrected and bribing university athletic coaches to attest a child was a gifted athlete even if he or she was anything but.
According to prosecutors, the accused parents paid a firm run by Singer as much as $6 million to cheat on college entrance exams for their children or to bribe coaches to help non-athletic students get scholarships.
Other prominent parents charged by the Boston U.S. attorney's office include Felicity Huffman, the actress who starred in "Desperate Housewives"; Gordon Caplan, the co-chairman of global law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher; and Bill McGlashan Jr., who heads a buyout investment arm of private equity firm TPG Capital.