Student financial aid (51 - 60 of 64 items)
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...
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...
Stafford Student Loan Program: Correspondence Schools' Loan Volume Declines Sharply
HRD-92-62FS: Published: Mar 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on correspondence schools' participation in the Stafford Student Loan Program, focusing on the rates at which students from those schools default on their student loans.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1987 and FY 1989, students at the 30 coorespondence schools eligible to participate in the Stafford Program received about $...
Student Loans: Characteristics of Defaulted Borrowers in the Stafford Student Loan Program
HRD-91-82BR: Published: Apr 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed studies of the various characteristics of students who defaulted on loans obtained under the Stafford Student Loan Program.GAO found that: (1) 12 studies frequently identified such defaulter characteristics as vocational or trade school attendance, low income, minority background, limited financial support, no high school diploma, failure to comple...
School Accreditation: Activities of Seven Agencies That Accredit Proprietary Schools
HRD-90-179BR: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on the activities of seven agencies that accredited for-profit or proprietary schools that may participate in the Department of Education's Stafford Student Loan Program.GAO found that, between fiscal years 1985 and 1989: (1) the 7 agencies accredited 1,880 schools and denied 281 accreditation applications; (2) 6 agencies deferred accre...
Consolidated Student Loans: Borrowers Benefit but Costs to Them and the Government Grow
HRD-90-8: Published: Jun 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the student loan consolidation program under the Higher Education Amendments of 1986.GAO found that: (1) annual student loan default costs increased from $235 million in fiscal year 1981 to nearly $1.4 billion in 1986; (2) the loan consolidation program provides assistance to borrowers needing help repaying their student loans; (3) lo...
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...
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...