Higher education (11 - 20 of 32 items)
Education and Employment Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-13(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of January 2, 1997...
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: Active Assignments
AA-95-17(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of October 2, 1995...
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...
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...
Pell Grants for Prison Inmates
HEHS-94-224R: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Pell grants for prison inmates, focusing on the: (1) number of inmates receiving Pell grants; (2) effect on grants for other needy students; and (3) impact of education on recidivism. GAO noted that: (1) inmate participation is a small part of the total Pell grant program; (2) less that 1 percent of the approximately 4 million Pell r...
Higher Education: Information on Minority-Targeted Scholarships
HEHS-94-77: Published: Jan 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use and perceived value of minority-targeted scholarships (MTS) by undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.GAO found that: (1) MTS accounted for only a small portion of the total scholarships and scholarship dollars awarded between academic years 1991 and 1992; (2) most schools primarily base their MTS award decisions on race or ethni...
Student Financial Aid: Characteristics of Jobs Provided Through the College Work-Study Program
HRD-92-72BR: Published: Feb 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning jobs funded through the College Work-Study (CWS) Program, focusing on the extent to which the CWS Program: (1) supports on-campus and off-campus employment; (2) provides jobs related to students' educational or vocational goals; and (3) provides community service jobs that meet the needs of low-income individuals.GAO found th...
Student Financial Aid: Most Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants Are Awarded to Needy Students
HRD-92-47: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG), focusing on: (1) whether educational institutions awarded SEOG to Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFC) first and non-Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFC second; and (2) the Department of Education's data on SEOG distributions to institutions and their stude...
Student Aid Information and Private Tuition-Guarantee Programs
T-PEMD-91-6: Published: May 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 15, 1991.
GAO discussed students' and parents' knowledge of college costs, and federal and private-sector student aid programs. GAO noted that: (1) students and parents had limited knowledge of the cost of attending different kinds of schools, and the availability of student aid; (2) students and parents from low-income families knew more about grants, while those from higher-income families knew more about...