Educational grants (61 - 70 of 195 items)
Federal Student Aid: Expanding Eligibility for Less Than Halftime Students Could Increase Program Costs, But Benefits Uncertain
GAO-03-905: Published: Sep 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2003.
Despite the availability of federal, state, and other sources of student aid, concerns have been raised that adult undergraduates--those 24 and older--receive inadequate assistance in meeting the costs of postsecondary education, particularly those adults who take one to five credits per term (or less than halftime). These concerns have been raised because less-than halftime adult students are una...
Distance Education: More Data Could Improve Education's Ability to Track Technology at Minority Serving Institutions
GAO-03-900: Published: Sep 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2003.
Distance education--offering courses by Internet, video, or other forms outside the classroom--is a fast growing part of postsecondary education. GAO was asked to review the state of distance education at Minority Serving Institutions, which are schools that serve high percentages of minority students, including Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians. Under Titles III and V of the Higher Educatio...
Student Financial Aid: Monitoring Aid Greater Than Federally Defined Need Could Help Address Student Loan Indebtedness
GAO-03-508: Published: Apr 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2003.
Over half of the $80.4 billion in financial aid provided to college students in the 2000-01 school year came from the federal government in the form of grants and loans provided under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA). To help finance their education, students and families may have received other funds from states, private groups or lenders, and/or the schools themselves. We initiated thi...
Higher Education: Activities Underway to Improve Teacher Training, but Reporting on These Activities Could Be Enhanced
GAO-03-6: Published: Dec 11, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2002.
In 1998, Congress amended the Higher Education Act (HEA) to enhance the quality of teaching in the classroom by improving training programs for prospective teachers and the qualifications of current teachers. This report focuses on two components of the legislation: one that provides grants and another, called the "accountability provisions," that requires collecting and reporting information on t...
Teacher Training Programs: Activities Underway to Improve Teacher Training, but Information Collected To Assess Accountability Has Limitations
GAO-03-197T: Published: Oct 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2002.
In 1998, the Congress amended the Higher Education Act (HEA) to enhance the quality of teaching in the classroom by improving training programs for prospective teachers and the qualifications of current teachers. This testimony focuses on two components of the legislation: one that provides grants and another, called the "accountability provisions," that requires collecting and reporting informati...
Student Aid and Tax Benefits: Better Research and Guidance Will Facilitate Comparison of Effectiveness and Student Use
GAO-02-751: Published: Sep 13, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2002.
Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as first adopted in 1965, authorizes federal grant and loan programs, providing a total of $53 billion in assistance to 8.1 million students in fiscal year 1999. The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 allowed eligible taxpayers to reduce their tax liability by receiving up to $1,500 HOPE or $1,000 Lifetime Learning tax credit for tuition and course-related fees...
Special Education: Grant Programs Designed to Serve Children Ages 0-5
GAO-02-394: Published: Apr 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2002.
In fiscal year 2001, the federal government spent $7 billion on the following three special education grant programs: Special Education Grants to States (School-age Grants), Special Education Grants Preschool (Preschool Grants) and Special Education Grants for Infants and Families with Disabilities (Infants Grants). School-age and Preschool Grants are similar, except for the age ranges served, whi...
Veterans' Education Benefits: Comparison of Federal Assistance Awarded to Veteran and Nonveteran Students
GAO-02-368: Published: Feb 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2002.
The Montgomery GI Bill provides a monthly stipend to pay postsecondary education expenses for veterans and eligible service members. Concerns have been raised about whether GI benefits adequately cover educational costs and whether the receipt of GI benefits affects other federal financial assistance available to postsecondary students under Title IV of the Higher Education Act and the Internal Re...
D.C. Tuition Assistance Grants: Program May Increase College Choices, but a Few Program Procedures May Hinder Grant Receipt for Some Residents
GAO-02-265: Published: Dec 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
Twenty-one percent of grant-eligible applicants who did not use the District of Columbia's tuition assistance grant (TAG) funding to attend a participating college or university may have encountered such barriers as college entrance requirements and the absence of minority outreach programs. Whether enrollment caps at colleges posed a barrier for applicants is unclear. In the program's first year,...
Education Research: Education Should Improve Assessments of R&D Centers, Regional Labs, and Comprehensive Centers
GAO-02-190: Published: Jan 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2002.
Research and Development (R&D) Centers, Regional Labs, and Comprehensive Centers support the Department of Education's research agenda to various degrees. Because statutes define different missions and activities for these programs, the amount and focus of the research and other research-based activities they support varies. Education shapes the priorities that guide the research done by the R&D...