Higher education (11 - 20 of 23 items)
Direct Student Loan Program: Management Actions Could Enhance Customer Service
GAO-04-107: Published: Nov 20, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2003.
In 1993, Congress authorized the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program as an alternative to the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). While the Direct Loan Program was originally mandated to replace FFELP, Congress revised the law allowing both loan programs to continue. Since that time, competition between the programs has been credited with improving borrower benefits and service...
Department of Education: Information Needs Are at the Core of Management Challenges Facing the Department
T-HEHS-98-124: Published: Mar 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1998.
GAO discussed the challenges the Department of Education faces in carrying out its mission efficiently and effectively and in improving its accountability for the results of its efforts.GAO noted that: (1) while the Department has developed and submitted to Congress its 5-year strategic plan and 1999 performance plan as required by the Government Performance and Results Act, much additional work n...
The Condition of Information on Education
129118: Feb 19, 1986
GAO discussed its congressionally requested work on information about education. GAO noted that: (1) it is focusing its work on the impact of changes in the federal investment in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of education information; (2) the three principal kinds of education information are research, statistics, and evaluation; (3) elements of the Department of Education are primar...
Pell Grant Validation Imposes Some Costs and Does Not Greatly Reduce Award Errors: New Strategies Are Needed
PEMD-85-10: Published: Sep 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1985.
GAO analyzed the Department of Education's efforts to verify data submitted by applicants to the Pell Grant Program through validation and the effects of validation on educational institutions and on student applicants for financial aid.GAO conducted: (1) in-depth case studies of 12 postsecondary schools representing the diversity of schools that Pell Grant recipients attend; and (2) a random samp...
Institutional Aid Under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965
127541: Jul 30, 1985
GAO testified on the changes made to the title III program of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which is the largest source of direct federal aid to higher education institutions. The program was created to strengthen the academic quality of developing institutions, those accredited or making progress towards accreditation, with financing for special projects and programs and with increased usage...
High-Quality Senior Marine Corps Officers: How Many Stay Beyond 20 Years of Service?
PEMD-85-1: Published: Nov 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1984.
GAO studied the quality of U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonels who retired at the end of 20 years of service and those who remained in the service for consideration for promotion by a colonel selection board to determine whether: (1) the best qualified lieutenant colonels left the service before being considered for promotion to colonel; and (2) quality and retention were differentiated by profe...
Procedures for Making Grant Awards Under Three Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs
HRD-83-68: Published: Jul 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described the Department of Education's procedures for selecting field readers and awarding grants under the Women's Educational Equity Act Program (WEEAP), Talent Search Program, and the National Institute of Education's Unsolicited Proposal Program.Education selects WEEAP projects based on their active involvement in furthering educational equity for w...
Review of Administration of Selected Aspects of the Student-Tutor Education Program by the National Endowment for the Humanities
B-158811: Published: Sep 22, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
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...
The Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program at Holliston Junior College
HRD-77-45: Published: Feb 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1977.
The Holliston Junior College Basic Educational Grant Program, which provides grants to needy students enrolled in a special secretarial program, was reviewed in response to charges of abuse of the program.As of June 1976, the college had awarded 248 Basic Grants, totaling about $238,000, to students enrolled in what appeared to be an ineligible secretarial program established in June 1975. Hollist...