Colleges and universities (41 - 50 of 96 items)
Student Loans: Direct Loan Default Rates
GAO-01-68: Published: Oct 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2000.
This report focuses on the default rate for student loans. Two major federal student loan programs, the Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) and the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), together provided student borrowers with about 9 million loans totaling about $42.9 billion in fiscal year 1999. The most recent student loan default rate statistics for schools showed that, overall, the di...
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: Effect of Including Certain Types of Loans in Calculating Schools' Default Rates
HEHS-98-135R: Published: Apr 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the formula specified in the Higher Education Act of 1965 for calculating schools' student loan cohort default rates, focusing on the effect on schools' default rates of including loans in deferment or forbearance in the denominator of the formula.GAO noted that: (1) students may delay repaying their loans by obtaining a deferment or...
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...
Higher Education: Verification Helps Prevent Student Aid Payments to Ineligible Noncitizens
HEHS-97-153: Published: Aug 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which illegal aliens are receiving postsecondary federal student financial assistance, focusing on: (1) the processes that ensure that ineligible noncitizens do not receive federal financial aid under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965; (2) how many potentially ineligible noncitizen applicants were identified through these...
Student Loans: Selected Characteristics of Schools in Two Major Federal Loan Programs
HEHS-97-45: Published: Jan 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the comparative levels of activity in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) and the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), focusing on the: (1) distribution of student loans between the two programs; (2) loan default rate for schools associated with each program; and (3) number of schools in each program on a...
States' Average College Tuition
HEHS-96-213R: Published: Sep 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' average college tuition costs, focusing on tuition increases between school years 1980-81 and 1994-95 compared to increases in other selected consumer prices and median household incomes. GAO noted that: (1) average tuition costs and fees for in-state undergraduates of public 4-year colleges and universities for academic year...
Higher Education: Tuition Increasing Faster Than Household Income and Public Colleges' Costs
HEHS-96-154: Published: Aug 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1996.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO provided information on: (1) changes in college tuition levels relative to increases in consumer prices and families' ability to pay; (2) the extent that increased expenditures for instruction, administration, research, and other services have contributed to the increase in colleges' overall expenditures; (3) how tuition levels at public colleges and univers...