Student financial aid (31 - 40 of 49 items)
Department of Education: Opportunities to Realize Savings
T-HEHS-95-56: Published: Jan 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1995.
GAO discussed proposed Department of Education budget reductions and rescissions. GAO noted that: (1) Congress should consider terminating 21 programs that Education proposed for elimination because they were duplicative, their purposes were already achieved, or they would be more appropriately funded through nonfederal sources; (2) according to Education, termination of the 21 programs would be c...
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...
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...
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...
Student Aid: Financial Assistance to Scholarship Athletes
HRD-87-78BR: Published: May 11, 1987. Publicly Released: May 11, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of federal funds by college athletes receiving athletic scholarships to determine if athletes used the federal funds to support their academic efforts.GAO found that: (1) the small number of federally aided scholarship athletes made it difficult to compare their academic success to that of nonathletes; (2) a minority of student athletes rec...