Higher education (71 - 80 of 89 items)
Student Athletes: Most Schools Meet Proposed Academic Performance Reporting Requirements
HRD-89-157BR: Published: Sep 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) available information about graduation rates and fields of study of student athletes, as compared to all students, at schools which received federal educational assistance; and (2) surveyed 96 higher education institutions regarding the burden proposed legislation could impose by requiring them to annually report information regarding student...
Pell Grant Validation Imposes Some Costs and Does Not Greatly Reduce Award Errors: New Strategies Are Needed
PEMD-85-10: Published: Sep 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1985.
GAO analyzed the Department of Education's efforts to verify data submitted by applicants to the Pell Grant Program through validation and the effects of validation on educational institutions and on student applicants for financial aid.GAO conducted: (1) in-depth case studies of 12 postsecondary schools representing the diversity of schools that Pell Grant recipients attend; and (2) a random samp...
Institutional Aid Under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965
127541: Jul 30, 1985
GAO testified on the changes made to the title III program of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which is the largest source of direct federal aid to higher education institutions. The program was created to strengthen the academic quality of developing institutions, those accredited or making progress towards accreditation, with financing for special projects and programs and with increased usage...
Education Authority To Charge Student Financial Aid Application Fees
B-206573: Published: May 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
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Procedures for Making Grant Awards Under Three Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs
HRD-83-68: Published: Jul 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described the Department of Education's procedures for selecting field readers and awarding grants under the Women's Educational Equity Act Program (WEEAP), Talent Search Program, and the National Institute of Education's Unsolicited Proposal Program.Education selects WEEAP projects based on their active involvement in furthering educational equity for w...
No Federal Programs Are Designed Primarily To Support Engineering Education, but Many Do
PAD-82-20: Published: May 14, 1982. Publicly Released: May 14, 1982.
Congressional concern was expressed about the possible shortages of engineers and problems in the engineering schools. GAO was asked to: (1) identify and describe Federal programs that support engineering education; (2) show how Federal support may change between fiscal years 1980 and 1982; and (3) relate Federal support to current concerns about engineering education.GAO found that engineering ed...
Alternatives for Funding a GI Bill
FPCD-81-45: Published: Sep 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1981.
GAO was requested to provide its opinion on alternative funding for a GI Bill. Three questions were addressed: (1) what the armed services would hope to accomplish by restoring a GI Bill; (2) where the quality youth are that the services believe they need; and (3) what Federal education programs are aiding these quality youth.The common objective of several GI Bill proposals that were submitted by...
Veterans Administration Education Loan Program Should Be Terminated: Legislative Action Taken
HRD-81-128: Published: Aug 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
GAO expanded a followup review of the Veterans Administration (VA) education loan program to provide more geographic coverage and to determine whether eligible veterans and dependents were reporting all available resources, if veterans were also eligible for the Department of Education financial aid programs, and if such aid would satisfy their financial needs.GAO found that a number of actions ta...
Status of Special National Direct Student Loan Funds
HRD-80-125: Published: Sep 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1980.
The National Direct Student Loan (NDSL) program provides for establishing a revolving fund at postsecondary educational institutions from which long-term, low-interest loans are made to qualified students who need financial assistance. The institutions are responsible for making and collecting the loans. Under the NDSL program, the Federal contribution represents 90 percent of the loan funds, and...
Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction
HRD-78-170: Published: Feb 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1979.
GAO reviewed the Strengthening Developing Institutions of Higher Education Program implemented by the Office of Education under title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The program was planned to make grants to institutions which are struggling for survival and isolated from the main currents of academic life, so they might contribute to U.S. educational resources if they have the desire and...