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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 Financial Aid Programs: Pell Grant Program Abuse
T-OSI-94-8: Published: Oct 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Education's student financial assistance programs, focusing on possible fraud and abuse in the Pell Grant program within certain not-for-profit parochial schools. GAO noted that: (1) program abuses have included false grant applications, schools misrepresenting their academic capabilities and program eligibility, grants to fictitious students, and grants to ineligib...
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...
Direct Student Loans: The Department of Education's Implementation of Direct Lending
T-HRD-93-26: Published: Jun 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Education's implementation of the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. GAO noted that: (1) the guaranteed student loan program has been the subject of scrutiny during the last few years due to the rising costs related to defaulted student loans; (2) Education lacks the resources and enforcement tools to monitor and oversee the large group of program participants; (3...
Stafford Student Loan Program: Correspondence Schools' Loan Volume Declines Sharply
HRD-92-62FS: Published: Mar 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on correspondence schools' participation in the Stafford Student Loan Program, focusing on the rates at which students from those schools default on their student loans.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1987 and FY 1989, students at the 30 coorespondence schools eligible to participate in the Stafford Program received about $...
Direct Student Loans Could Save Money and Simplify Program Administration
T-HRD-92-8: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
GAO discussed the: (1) potential federal savings associated with replacing Stafford Student loans with direct loans; and (2) how a direct loan program will affect the Department of Education and post-secondary educational institutions. GAO noted that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1992, a direct loan program operating in place of the Stafford program could save over $1 billion; (2) under a direct loan p...
Student Financial Aid: Education Can Do More to Screen Schools Before Students Receive Aid
HRD-91-145: Published: Sep 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined what changes might strengthen the Department of Education's role as the gatekeeper for approving schools before their students can receive federal student aid, focusing on proprietary schools.GAO found that: (1) Education does not have adequate controls in place to prevent financially weak schools and schools that do not provide promised training...
Perkins Student Loans: Need for Better Controls Over Loans Recovered From Closed Schools
HRD-91-70: Published: Mar 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Perkins Student Loan Program, focusing on Education's policies, procedures, and practices for recovering Perkins loan fund assets from schools that go out of business.GAO found that Education lacked: (1) adequate internal controls over Perkins fund assets obtained from closed schools; (2) adequate data and guidance for...
Defaulted Student Loans: Analysis of Defaulted Borrowers at Schools Accredited by Seven Agencies
HRD-90-178FS: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the default rates in the Department of Education's Stafford Student Loan Program for postsecondary schools accredited by seven agencies.GAO found that: (1) the number of schools accredited by the agencies ranged from 16 to 781; (2) the number of borrowers in repayment by accrediting agency ranged from 16,413 to 353,872, and the loan...
U.S. and Foreign Strategies for Preparing Noncollege Youth for Employment
T-HRD-90-31: Published: Jun 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the preparation of noncollege youth in the United States and four foreign countries. GAO found that: (1) the United States fails to prepare noncollege youth for employment, equip them with necessary literacy skills, and provide them an effective transition from school to work; (2) 20 percent of young U.S. adults read below the eighth-grade level; (3) many children, primarily from low...