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Low-Income and Minority Serving Institutions: Department of Education Could Improve Its Monitoring and Assistance
GAO-04-961: Published: Sep 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2004.
Congress has expanded the number of low-income and minority serving institutions eligible for grants under Titles III and V of the Higher Education Act and nearly doubled funding for these grants in the last 5 years to about $432 million in fiscal year 2004. Institutions eligible for funding under Titles III and V include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, Hispanic Serv...
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,...
Head Start: Information on Federal Funds Unspent by Program Grantees
HEHS-96-64: Published: Dec 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) amount of Head Start funding unspent by program grantees at the end of budget years 1992 to 1994 and the reasons for these unspent funds; (2) proportion of carryover funds that were added to grantee awards and that are 1 or more budget years old; and (3) grantees' intended use of carryover funds.GAO found that: (1) about two-thirds of the...
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 Grant Costs
HEHS-94-215R: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on cost trends in the Department of Education's Pell Grant Program, focusing on: (1) patterns in Pell grant funding; and (2) the incremental budgetary cost of various features of the Pell Grant Program. GAO noted that: (1) Pell grant expenditures have increased in most years since 1979; (2) many applicants previously eligible for Pell g...
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...
Department of Education Grant Award
HRD-93-8R: Published: Dec 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the procedures the Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) used in awarding a discretionary grant to demonstrate the use of high technology to address education needs in critical subject areas. GAO noted that: (1) the peer review process was poorly managed; (2) grant proposal priorities were broad and allowed v...
Department of Education: The Eisenhower Math and Science State Grant Program
HRD-93-25: Published: Nov 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program, focusing on how: (1) state grant funds are spent; (2) experts view proposed program improvements; (3) Education collects and analyzes program data; and (4) federal agencies coordinate and sponsor math and science education programs.GAO found that: (1) Educ...
Compensatory Education: Most Chapter 1 Funds in Eight Districts Used for Classroom Services
HRD-92-136FS: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how school districts used Chapter 1 compensatory education grant funds for educationally disadvantaged students.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1991, Chapter 1 funds for states and districts totalled about $5.5 billion; (2) analysis of Chapter 1 expenditure data from 8 school districts indicated that the districts expended about 7...
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...