Colleges and universities (51 - 60 of 96 items)
Higher Education: Selected Information on Student Financial Aid Received by Legal Immigrants
HEHS-96-7: Published: Nov 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on student financial aid to legal immigrants, focusing on the: (1) number of legal immigrants that received student aid during 1992 through 1993 and the amount of aid they received; (2) states in which these grant recipients lived; and (3) types of schools they attended.GAO found that: (1) in academic year 1992 to 1993, about 390,000 le...
Direct Student Loans
HEHS-95-225R: Published: Aug 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed year-one schools' satisfaction with the Federal Direct Student Loan Program (FDSLP), focusing on the: (1) process of reconciling schools' loan records with the Department of Education's records; (2) computer software that Education developed and provided to the schools; and (3) adequacy of the loan-servicing contractor's functions. GAO noted that:...
Direct Student Loans: Selected Characteristics of Participating Schools
T-HEHS-95-123: Published: Mar 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. GAO noted that: (1) 102 postsecondary schools are participating in the first year of the program; (2) 59 of the 102 schools are making the direct loans themselves while the other schools use alternative originators to make direct loans to their students; (3) the schools are very satisfied with the program; (4) the program enables students to r...
Higher Education: Restructuring Student Aid Could Reduce Low-Income Student Dropout Rate
HEHS-95-48: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how student financial aid affects low-income students' dropout rates, focusing on whether: (1) the timing of loan and grant aid influences students' dropout rates; and (2) restructuring federal grant programs could improve low-income students' dropout rates.GAO found that: (1) grants and loans do not have the same effects on reducing low-income col...
NCAA Student Athlete Pell Grants
OSI-95-13R: Published: Jan 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Pell Grant Program, focusing on the limitation that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) placed on the amount of Pell grants that college athlete scholarship recipients could receive. GAO noted that: (1) NCAA limited Pell grant awards to $1,700 for Division I recipients with full athletic scholarships; (2) most of the Division I...
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...
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...
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...
Higher Education: Information on Minority-Targeted Scholarships
HEHS-94-77: Published: Jan 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use and perceived value of minority-targeted scholarships (MTS) by undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.GAO found that: (1) MTS accounted for only a small portion of the total scholarships and scholarship dollars awarded between academic years 1991 and 1992; (2) most schools primarily base their MTS award decisions on race or ethni...
Student Loans: Default Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HRD-93-117FS: Published: Aug 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federally guaranteed student loans and loan defaults for students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), focusing on: (1) the amount of Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) made to HBCU students; (2) default rates and the amount of defaulted loans for HBCU; and (3) the number of HBCU in fiscal year 1994 that...