Budgets (1 - 10 of 17 items)
Federal Student Loans: Education Needs to Improve Its Income-Driven Repayment Plan Budget Estimates
GAO-17-22: Published: Nov 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2016.
For the fiscal year 2017 budget, the U.S. Department of Education (Education) estimates that all federally issued Direct Loans in Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans will have government costs of $74 billion, higher than previous budget estimates. IDR plans are designed to help ease student debt burden by setting loan payments as a percentage of borrower income, extending repayment periods from th...
Race to the Top: Characteristics of Grantees' Amended Programs and Education's Review Process
GAO-12-228R: Published: Dec 8, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2012.
In summary, we found that (1) According to Education officials, most amendments consisted of minor adjustments to grant budgets, activities, and timelines, and some amendments involved significant changes to the grant award. Grantees have cited a variety of reasons for these amendments, such as timeline delays and difficulty finding qualified staff. (2) Education established a review process in wh...
Federal Family Education Loan Program: Eliminating the Exceptional Performer Designation Would Result in Substantial Savings without Adversely Affecting the Loan Program
GAO-07-1087: Published: Jul 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2007.
The federal government guarantees loans in the Federal Family Education Loan program (FFELP) so that private lenders that participate in the program will be reimbursed if a borrower defaults, and about $4.6 billion was spent in fiscal year 2006 to repay lenders for defaulted loans. To retain the guarantee on their loans, all FFELP lenders must comply with minimum due diligence requirements for ser...
Disadvantaged Students: Fiscal Oversight of Title I Could Be Improved
GAO-03-377: Published: Feb 28, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2003.
New resources for education come at a time when states are struggling to address budget shortfalls. Two provisions in Title I--maintenance of effort (MOE) and supplement not supplant (SNS)--are designed to limit the extent to which federal funds could be used to replace state and local resources. To assess the quality of oversight of these provisions, GAO determined (1) how 6 states--Arizona, Cali...
Department of Education: Key Aspects of the Federal Direct Loan Program's Cost Estimates
GAO-01-197: Published: Jan 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 2001.
The Department of Education runs two major federal student loan programs, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) and the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Under FDLP, students or their parents borrow money directly from the federal government through the schools the students attend. Under FFELP, money is borrowed from private lenders, and the federal government guarant...
Head Start: Research Provides Little Information on Impact of Current Program
HEHS-97-59: Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the current Head Start Program, focusing on what: (1) the studies conducted on current Head Start programs suggest about Head Start's impact; and (2) types of Head Start studies are planned by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).GAO noted that: (1) although an extensive body of literature exists on Head Start, only a sma...
Compendium of Courses, 1997
158343: Jan 1, 1997
GAO presented a listing of training courses appropriate for the continuing professional education of financial management personnel. These courses are given by various government and nongovernment organizations and directed to accounting, financial management, auditing, and related topics...
Education Reform: School-Based Management Results in Changes in Instruction and Budgeting
HEHS-94-135: Published: Aug 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of school-based management (SBM) initiatives on education reform, focusing on: (1) how SBM implementation would affect school administrators' and teachers' ability to change schools' instructional programs and budgets; (2) the key similarities and differences in districts' approaches to SBM; and (3) how SBM would affect Ch...
Deaf Education: The National Mission of Gallaudet's Elementary and Secondary Schools
HRD-87-133: Published: Sep 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Gallaudet University's precollege programs' national mission activities, focusing on: (1) the kinds of activities that make up the national mission; (2) the amount Gallaudet spends on national mission activities; (3) the effectiveness of research results dissemination; and (4) recommendations for improvement.GAO found that: (1) Gallaudet operates t...
Guaranteed Student Loans: Legislative and Regulatory Changes Needed To Reduce Default Costs
HRD-87-76: Published: Sep 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined needed legislative and regulatory changes for the Department of Education's Guaranteed Student Loan Program, focusing on: (1) guaranty agencies' loan collection practices and procedures; (2) ways to reduce default costs; (3) the amount of time defaulters have to repay loans; and (4) whether guaranty agencies are promptly remitting Education's share...