Higher education (51 - 60 of 89 items)
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-19: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) whether the federal government is effectively using its education resources to support and encourage state and local education programs; (2) how the federal government can ensure that eligible students have access to quality higher education while encouraging cost containment and...
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-32: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify the factors influencing the efforts to improve instruction and school climate; (2) assess whether schools have the infrastructure to support education in the 21st century; (3) identify ways to consolidate overlapping programs; (4) identify ways the Department of Education can better...
Direct Student Loans
HEHS-95-225R: Published: Aug 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed year-one schools' satisfaction with the Federal Direct Student Loan Program (FDSLP), focusing on the: (1) process of reconciling schools' loan records with the Department of Education's records; (2) computer software that Education developed and provided to the schools; and (3) adequacy of the loan-servicing contractor's functions. GAO noted that:...
College Savings: Information on State Tuition Prepayment Programs
HEHS-95-131: Published: Aug 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state tuition prepayment programs, focusing on: (1) how these programs operate and the participation rates; (2) participants' income levels and options for increasing the participation of lower-income families; and (3) the key issues surrounding these programs.GAO found that: (1) all seven of the state tuition prepayment programs rev...
Student Financial Aid: Data Not Fully Utilized to Identify Inappropriately Awarded Loans and Grants
HEHS-95-89: Published: Jul 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's underlying problems with its student loan and Pell Grant program data, focusing on: (1) whether Education has effectively used student aid data to comply with federal requirements and prevent loan defaults and abuse; and (2) Education's efforts to identify ineligible students and abuse in its loan and grant programs.GA...
Higher Education: Restructuring Student Aid Could Reduce Low-Income Student Dropout Rate
HEHS-95-48: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how student financial aid affects low-income students' dropout rates, focusing on whether: (1) the timing of loan and grant aid influences students' dropout rates; and (2) restructuring federal grant programs could improve low-income students' dropout rates.GAO found that: (1) grants and loans do not have the same effects on reducing low-income col...
Multiple Teacher Training Programs: Information on Budgets, Services, and Target Groups
HEHS-95-71FS: Published: Feb 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 42 federal teacher training programs, focusing on the: (1) total number of federally funded teacher training programs; (2) budget obligations for teacher training programs; (3) number of teachers trained by these programs; and (4) differences in services across these programs.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1993, the federal...
GAO Education Products
HEHS-95-72R: Published: Feb 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized its written products on the Department of Education's program activities from January 1990 to February 1995, focusing on selected budgetary categories, including: (1) education reform; (2) elementary and secondary education; (3) bilingual education and minority languages affairs; (4) special education and rehabilitative services; (5) vocational a...
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...
Higher Education: Grants Effective at Increasing Minorities' Chances of Graduating
T-HEHS-94-168: Published: May 17, 1994. Publicly Released: May 17, 1994.
GAO discussed the relationship between changes in student financial aid and low-income student persistence in pursuing higher education. GAO noted that: (1) federal grant aid has not kept pace with increases in college tuitions; (2) minorities could be disproportionately and adversely affected by decreased grant aid despite college efforts to recruit and retain them; (3) additional grant aid could...