Education or training costs (31 - 40 of 48 items)
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-96-209W: Published: Sep 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1996.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of reports and testimonies issued in August 1996 and a listing of reports issued between May 1996 and August 1996 in the areas of: (1) health; (2) education; (3) employment; (4) social security, disability, and welfare; and (5) veterans affairs and military health...
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...
College Savings: Information on State Tuition Prepayment Programs
HEHS-95-131: Published: Aug 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state tuition prepayment programs, focusing on: (1) how these programs operate and the participation rates; (2) participants' income levels and options for increasing the participation of lower-income families; and (3) the key issues surrounding these programs.GAO found that: (1) all seven of the state tuition prepayment programs rev...
Multiple Teacher Training Programs: Information on Budgets, Services, and Target Groups
HEHS-95-71FS: Published: Feb 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 42 federal teacher training programs, focusing on the: (1) total number of federally funded teacher training programs; (2) budget obligations for teacher training programs; (3) number of teachers trained by these programs; and (4) differences in services across these programs.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1993, the federal...
College Savings Issues
HEHS-95-16R: Published: Nov 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed ways the federal government could encourage families to save money for their children's college educations, focusing on: (1) the income exclusion for using savings bonds to cover college expenses; (2) public awareness of and attitudes on education savings bonds; and (3) the nonrepayment rate for federal employees who have borrowed from the Thrift S...
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...
Academy Preparatory Schools
NSIAD-94-56R: Published: Oct 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) military services' positions regarding the costs and operation of military service academy preparatory schools compared to private schools; and (2) Department of Defense's (DOD) test program to determine the effectiveness of using private schools as an alternative to service-operated schools. GAO found that the: (1) services did not conduc...
Student Aid Information and Private Tuition-Guarantee Programs
T-PEMD-91-6: Published: May 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 15, 1991.
GAO discussed students' and parents' knowledge of college costs, and federal and private-sector student aid programs. GAO noted that: (1) students and parents had limited knowledge of the cost of attending different kinds of schools, and the availability of student aid; (2) students and parents from low-income families knew more about grants, while those from higher-income families knew more about...
Promising Practice: Private Programs Guaranteeing Student Aid for Higher Education
PEMD-90-16: Published: Jun 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined various private-sector organizations which have established guaranteed aid and support programs to help disadvantaged students.GAO found that: (1) the private-sector programs are promising because of their participants' significant efforts, generally plausible program designs, and some early indications of positive results; (2) only modest program...
Training Programs: Information on Fiscal Years 1989 and 1990 Appropriations
HRD-89-71FS: Published: Apr 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal government programs with significant occupational training components.GAO found that: (1) 6 departments had 45 programs with significant occupational training components; (2) the Department of Education administered 21 programs, with fiscal year (FY) 1989 funding of $11.1 billion; (3) five Education programs focused on non-co...