Aid for education (61 - 70 of 78 items)
Student Athletes: Most Schools Meet Proposed Academic Performance Reporting Requirements
HRD-89-157BR: Published: Sep 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) available information about graduation rates and fields of study of student athletes, as compared to all students, at schools which received federal educational assistance; and (2) surveyed 96 higher education institutions regarding the burden proposed legislation could impose by requiring them to annually report information regarding student...
Student Athletes: Information on Their Academic Performance
HRD-89-107FS: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning student athletes' academic performance in connection with proposed legislation that would require postsecondary institutions receiving federal assistance and offering athletic scholarships to report student athletes' graduation rates and fields of study compared to similar information for their entire student bodies.GAO fo...
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...
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...
Status of Special National Direct Student Loan Funds
HRD-80-125: Published: Sep 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1980.
The National Direct Student Loan (NDSL) program provides for establishing a revolving fund at postsecondary educational institutions from which long-term, low-interest loans are made to qualified students who need financial assistance. The institutions are responsible for making and collecting the loans. Under the NDSL program, the Federal contribution represents 90 percent of the loan funds, and...
Federal Capitation Support and Its Role in the Operation of Medical Schools
HRD-78-105: Published: May 16, 1978. Publicly Released: May 16, 1978.
The Comprehensive Health Manpower Act of 1971 authorized institutional assistance in the form of formula grants, called capitation grants, based on statutorily established amounts per student per year and a bonus for enrollment of first-year students beyond mandated levels. Subject to the availability of appropriations, medical schools were authorized to receive $2,500 for each enrolled first-year...
The Veterans Administration Education Loan Program
105933: May 16, 1978
The Veterans and Dependents Education Loan Program administered by the Veterans Administration (VA) has been growing since its beginning in 1974 and, in the first quarter of 1978, 8,800 loans totalling $11.4 million were made. However, the program has not effectively met the congressional intent of providing financial aid to needy students attending high cost institutions because VA has not restri...
Better Criteria Needed for Awarding Grants for School Desegregation
HRD-78-36: Published: Jan 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1978.
There are several problems with the Emergency School Aid Act and with the administration of the act. Some program funds have been used for general education rather than for desegregation assistance because the administration allowed funding of: (1) school districts with planned desegregation efforts which were completed years ago; (2) schools not affected by desegregation plans; and (3) activities...
Educational Assistance for Institutionalized Neglected or Delinquent Children
103697: Oct 5, 1977
State and local insitutions are authorized to receive educational assistance under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. Existing funding formulas give priority to institutions that serve youths who are likely to be exposed to educational services for a relatively short period and restrict services to the time that youths are institutionalized. Fieldwork and re...
Office of Education's Basic Grant Program Can Be Improved
HRD-77-91: Published: Sep 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1977.
The Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program has provided financial aid to needy students, but often it has not met its legislative goal of being the foundation of financial aid for needy students.The Office of Education has not established adequate controls to guarantee that information supplied by applicants and parents is accurate. As much as $24.3 million may have been awarded to ineligible...