Colleges and universities (71 - 80 of 96 items)
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...
No Federal Programs Are Designed Primarily To Support Engineering Education, but Many Do
PAD-82-20: Published: May 14, 1982. Publicly Released: May 14, 1982.
Congressional concern was expressed about the possible shortages of engineers and problems in the engineering schools. GAO was asked to: (1) identify and describe Federal programs that support engineering education; (2) show how Federal support may change between fiscal years 1980 and 1982; and (3) relate Federal support to current concerns about engineering education.GAO found that engineering ed...
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...
Stronger Actions Needed To Recover $730 Million in Defaulted National Direct Student Loans
HRD-81-124: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
The loans of the National Direct Student Loan Program are made from revolving funds maintained by participating schools which are responsible for making loans and collecting repayments. The Federal Government provides 90 percent of the moneys for the revolving funds, while the schools provide 10 percent. The program has been plagued by a high default rate. GAO reviewed the program to determine how...
Comments on S. 1961, a Bill Cited as the "Higher Education Amendments of 1980"
B-197030: Published: Jan 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1980.
Proposed legislation would require GAO to make annual audits of financial accounts maintained by the proposed Student Loan Marketing Association. GAO feels that the currently required audits conducted every 3 years are sufficient since if problems are noted, an annual audit can be conducted. On the other hand, there is no need to conduct routine audits of accounts which have effective controls and...
Comments on Report Entitled "The Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction"
110837: Nov 9, 1979
GAO has reviewed the Office of Education's (OE) Strengthening Developing Institutions of Higher Education Program for a second time. Questions remain concerning whom the Program should be assisting, how it should be organized, and where it is going. The Program lacks direction. OE has not yet defined a developing institution or how such an institution reaches the mainstream of higher education. Pr...
How Funds Granted to the Eisenhower College and the Rayburn Library Were Spent
GGD-77-4: Published: Oct 29, 1976. Publicly Released: May 1, 1979.
The use of grants authorized under Public Law 93-441 to Eisenhower College at Seneca Falls, New York, and the Samuel Rayburn Library in Bonham, Texas, was investigated. The amount of the funds involved depended on the sale of silver $1 proof coins bearing President Eisenhower's likeness. The law authorized appropriations of up to $10 million, one-tenth of which was to go the library. No additional...
Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction
HRD-78-170: Published: Feb 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1979.
GAO reviewed the Strengthening Developing Institutions of Higher Education Program implemented by the Office of Education under title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The program was planned to make grants to institutions which are struggling for survival and isolated from the main currents of academic life, so they might contribute to U.S. educational resources if they have the desire and...
Study of Foreign Languages and Related Areas: Federal Support, Administration, Need
ID-78-46: Published: Sep 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1978.
Title VI of the National Defense Education Act of 1958 authorized federal financial assistance to institutions of higher education to promote the study of needed foreign languages and related areas. Through fiscal year 1978, about $229 million in such assistance has been provided through the Office of Education (OE). Grants were awarded to support language and area centers and research projects, a...