College students (41 - 50 of 66 items)
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...
Distance Education: Growth in Distance Education Programs and Implications for Federal Education Policy
GAO-02-1125T: Published: Sep 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2002.
Increasingly, the issues of distance education and federal student aid intersect. About one in every 13 postsecondary students enrolls in at least one distance education course, and the Department of Education estimates that the number of students involved in distance education has tripled in just 4 years. As the largest provider of financial aid to postsecondary students, the federal government h...
Gender Equity: Men's and Women's Participation in Higher Education
GAO-01-128: Published: Dec 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 2000.
Since Title IX of the Education Amendments was enacted in 1972, women's participation in higher education academic programs has increased significantly. Women's participation in predominantly male fields such as business, law, and medicine has also increased greatly, although changes in other predominantly male fields, such as engineering and physical science, have been smaller. In some predominan...
College Tuition and Fees: Changes in the 1995-96 to 1999-2000 Period Compared With Median Household Income
HEHS-00-198R: Published: Sep 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on college tuition and fees, focusing on the changes in the 1995-1996 and 1999-2000 period compared with median household income.GAO noted that: (1) in the 4 years since GAO's last report on tuition increases, private colleges have continued to become less affordable when compared to median household income while public colleges have be...
Higher Education: Tuition Increases and Colleges' Efforts to Contain Costs
HEHS-98-227: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on issues regarding college tuition increases and what schools have done to keep down their costs, focusing on: (1) the extent to which tuition increases varied by type and size of school; (2) the extent to which there is a statistical relationship between increases in tuition and other factors such as cost increases at the schools; (3)...
Student Loans: Limited Information Is Available to Determine How Students' College Debt Affects Their School and Lifestyle Decisions
HEHS-98-97R: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of information on the extent to which students' debt or anticipated debt affected: (1) students' choices about whether and where to enroll in college or whether or how much to borrow in order to attend; (2) the length of time it took baccalaureate graduates to earn their degree and their choices regarding graduate school and employ...
Higher Education: Students Have Increased Borrowing and Working to Help Pay Higher Tuitions
HEHS-98-63: Published: Feb 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the changes that have occurred in recent years in the percentage of undergraduate and graduate/professional students who borrow and in the cumulative amount of their borrowing; (2) the changes that have occurred in the percentage of undergraduate and graduate/professional students who work and the number of hours they work; (3)...
Student Financial Aid: Federal Aid Awarded to Students Taking Remedial Courses
HEHS-97-142: Published: Aug 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined remedial education among college freshman and sophomore (underclassmen) financial aid recipients for the fall 1995 term, focusing on the share of financial aid dollars: (1) awarded to underclassmen who enrolled in remedial courses; and (2) used by underclassmen to pay for remedial classes. GAO also examined why and how colleges provide remedial edu...
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...
Default Rates at HBCUs
HEHS-94-97R: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federally guaranteed student loan default rates at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), focusing on: (1) how current HBCU cohort default rates compare with prior year default rates; (2) the number of HBCU that could lose their Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) eligibility or be subject to a state review; and (3) th...