Higher education (41 - 50 of 68 items)
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: 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...
Student Financial Aid Programs: Pell Grant Program Abuse
T-OSI-94-8: Published: Oct 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Education's student financial assistance programs, focusing on possible fraud and abuse in the Pell Grant program within certain not-for-profit parochial schools. GAO noted that: (1) program abuses have included false grant applications, schools misrepresenting their academic capabilities and program eligibility, grants to fictitious students, and grants to ineligib...
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...
Higher Education: Gaps in Parents' and Students' Knowledge of School Costs and Federal Aid
PEMD-90-20BR: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on students' and parents' knowledge of federal financial aid for higher education and the cost of postsecondary schools.GAO found that: (1) more than 59 percent of ninth graders had received no information about financial aid from their schools; (2) most middle- and low-income parents without children in college lacked information about...
Pell Grants: How the Department of Education Estimates Program Costs
HRD-90-73BR: Published: Feb 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) the Department of Education's process for estimating Pell grant program costs and the factors which contributed to its revision of its fiscal year 1990 budget request; and (2) whether Education had the authority to borrow funds from subsequent years' appropriations to pay for Pell grant funding shortfalls from previous years.GAO found that Edu...
Training Programs: Information on Fiscal Years 1989 and 1990 Appropriations
HRD-89-71FS: Published: Apr 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal government programs with significant occupational training components.GAO found that: (1) 6 departments had 45 programs with significant occupational training components; (2) the Department of Education administered 21 programs, with fiscal year (FY) 1989 funding of $11.1 billion; (3) five Education programs focused on non-co...
Pell Grants: Who Receives Them and What Would Larger Grants Cost?
HRD-88-106BR: Published: Jun 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed a proposal to substitute Pell Grants for guaranteed student loans, focusing on the: (1) costs associated with increasing the size and availability of Pell Grants; and (2) characteristics of Pell Grant recipients.GAO found that: (1) 2.8 million undergraduate students received over $3.4 billion in grants in the 1986 through 1987 school year to fin...
Financing Higher Education: Examples Comparing Existing and Proposed Student Aid Programs
HRD-87-88FS: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared existing federal financial assistance programs under the Higher Education Act with the programs the Department of Education proposed in its fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget.GAO computed the total costs of higher education at 12 Florida schools and projected financial assistance needs, including grants and loans, to determine how long it would take stud...
Designing Evaluations: A Workbook
129366: Feb 1, 1986
This document, which presents designs for three specific evaluations, is intended to be used as a companion-piece to the transfer paper, Designing Evaluations. The designs have four purposes to: (1) serve as guidance to managers and staff in the execution phase of the job; (2) minimize time that would otherwise be lost on a job when staffing changes must be made later on; (3) give job sponsors a c...