Student loans (21 - 30 of 30 items)
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...
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...
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...
HEW's Refund Policies of Basic Grants and Other Student Aid Programs
089573: Mar 11, 1976
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Improper Use of Federal Student Aid Funds for Lobbying Activities
HRD-82-107: Published: Aug 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether California State University Northridge (CSUN) expended any Federal funds in its lobbying effort against cuts in the Guaranteed Student Loan Program and, if so, whether the lobbying effort violated Federal law.GAO found that less than an estimated $300 of Federal funds was expended by CSUN on lobbying activities in violation of applicable...
The Law Enforcement Education Program Is in Serious Financial Disarray
FGMSD-80-46: Published: Jun 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1980.
Since 1969, the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) made over $278 million in loans and grants without adequate management controls. The program was originally established by Congress in 1968 the purpose of assisting those working in law enforcement or planning to work in law enforcement to obtain a higher education. Under the program, grants and loans are made to individuals enrolled in law...
Inconsistencies in Awarding Financial Aid to Students Under Four Federal Programs
HRD-79-16: Published: May 11, 1979. Publicly Released: May 11, 1979.
Federal financial aid programs have not provided students with similar needs with the same amounts and types of assistance. The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) sponsors four programs through the Office of Education which are to help students at postsecondary schools and which are administered by the schools' financial aid offices.Aid has been distributed inconsistently under the...
Office of Education's Basic Grant Program Can Be Improved
HRD-77-91: Published: Sep 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1977.
The Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program has provided financial aid to needy students, but often it has not met its legislative goal of being the foundation of financial aid for needy students.The Office of Education has not established adequate controls to guarantee that information supplied by applicants and parents is accurate. As much as $24.3 million may have been awarded to ineligible...