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Student Financial Aid: Schools' Experiences Using the National Student Loan Data System
HEHS-98-192: Published: Sep 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed schools' use of the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), focusing on: (1) the extent to and purposes for which schools are using NSLDS; (2) problems these schools are having and the benefits they are getting from using the system; (3) why some schools are not using NSLDS; and (4) the extent to which the Department of Education is taking or pl...
Student Testing: Issues Related to Voluntary National Mathematics and Reading Tests
HEHS-98-163: Published: Jun 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's plan to develop voluntary national tests for fourth grade reading and eighth grade mathematics, focusing on: (1) the relationship between the National Assessment Governing Board and Education; (2) costs of developing the national voluntary tests and procedures for hiring contractors; and (3) possible explanations for t...
Budget Issues: Inventory of Accounts With Spending Authority and Permanent Appropriations, 1997
OGC-98-23: Published: Jan 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided supplemental information on the 53 budget accounts that agencies identified as having backdoor spending authority.GAO noted that: (1) since the issuance of the report GAO has resolved the status of each of the 53 accounts; (2) GAO was unable to verify that 33 of the accounts have backdoor spending authority; (3) in 28 of the accounts the agency p...
Safe and Drug-Free Schools: Balancing Accountability With State and Local Flexibility
HEHS-98-3: Published: Oct 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the accountability measures the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires at the federal, state, and local levels; (2) the activities that the Department of Education uses for overseeing state and local programs; (3) how state education agencies (SEA) ensure local programs' compliance with the act; and (4) how Safe and Drug-Free...
Debt Collection: Improved Reporting Needed on Billions of Dollars in Delinquent Debt and Agency Collection Performance
AIMD-97-48: Published: Jun 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed debt collection issues for nontax debts, focusing on: (1) reported governmentwide data on credit receivables and delinquencies for federally managed loans; (2) the status of efforts at four major credit agencies to resolve delinquencies; (3) the dollars collected using various legislatively-established collection tools; and (4) ways debt collection...
Campus Crime: Difficulties Meeting Federal Reporting Requirements
HEHS-97-52: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the progress made under the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, focusing on: (1) how the Department of Education has implemented and monitored compliance with the act; (2) the kinds of problems, if any, colleges are having in complying with the act; and (3) the requirements of state laws related to public access to police records on reported c...
High-Risk Series: Student Financial Aid
HR-97-11: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Education's management and oversight of postsecondary student financial aid programs, focusing on the: (1) Federal Family Education Loan (FFELP) Program; (2) Ford Direct Loan Program (FDLP); and (3) Federal Pell Grant Program.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1995, the federal government paid over $2.5 billion to make good its guarantee on defaulted student loans; (...
Impoundments: Fiscal Year 1995 Funds Proposed for Rescission, but Not Approved by Congress, Have Been Released
OGC-95-20: Published: Aug 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1995.
GAO reported on the status of budget authority proposed for rescission by the President in his third special impoundment message for fiscal year 1995.GAO found that Congress: (1) passed an emergency supplemental and rescission bill approving two of the rescissions proposed by the President in the third special message; and (2) passed another emergency supplemental and rescission bill approving som...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-95-234W: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of reports and testimonies issued in June and July 1995 and a listing of reports issued in August 1993 through July 1995 relating to such issues as: (1) health care reform; (2) Medicare and Medicaid; (3) elementary and secondary education; (4) training and employment; (5) pensions; (6) social security, disability, and welfare benefits; and (7) veteran...
High Risk Series: Student Financial Aid
HR-95-10: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the problems that affect the Department of Education's student financial aid programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1992, the federal government paid $2.6 billion to support its guaranteed student loan program; (2) the reasons for the government's student loan liability include the complex loan structure, the lack of incentives to prevent loan defaults, financial risks for lenders and state...