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Noncitizen Student Loan Defaults
HRD-83-29: Published: Feb 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined defaults by noncitizens under the National Direct Student Loan (NDSL) program at six Chicago area institutions of higher education. GAO reviewed the authority that permits such loans to noncitizens, the discretion that schools have in making these loans, the number of noncitizen students that have loans, and the number of defaults.The Department...
Department of Education Uncertain About Effectiveness of Its Special Services Program
HRD-83-13: Published: Nov 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Special Services for Disadvantaged Students program.Under the Special Services program, grants are awarded to postsecondary institutions which support projects for providing disadvantaged students with services such as tutoring, counseling, and special classes. GAO found that Education does not have any assurance that...
Students Receiving Federal Aid Are Not Making Satisfactory Academic Progress: Tougher Standards Are Needed
HRD-82-15: Published: Dec 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1981.
Each year, the government provides billions of dollars in financial aid to students seeking a postsecondary education. GAO visited 20 institutions of higher education and reviewed more than 5,800 randomly selected student transcripts to report on the academic progress requirements of federally funded student aid programs.There are no uniform requirements among the three federal agencies who admini...
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...
Examination of Financial Operations for Fiscal Year 1975 Shows Need for Improvements in the Guaranteed Student Loan Program
FOD-76-23: Published: Feb 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1977.
The Student Loan Insurance Fund, administered by the Office of Education, is the mechanism used to finance Federal insurance and reinsurance for loans made under the Guaranteed Student Loan program. The accounting system for the Guaranteed Student Loan program is unsatisfactory.Examination of the financial statements of the Fund for the year ended June 30, 1975, revealed that the financial stateme...