Colleges and universities (21 - 30 of 54 items)
Student Loans: Effect of Including Certain Types of Loans in Calculating Schools' Default Rates
HEHS-98-135R: Published: Apr 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the formula specified in the Higher Education Act of 1965 for calculating schools' student loan cohort default rates, focusing on the effect on schools' default rates of including loans in deferment or forbearance in the denominator of the formula.GAO noted that: (1) students may delay repaying their loans by obtaining a deferment or...
Student Loans: Characteristics of Students and Default Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HEHS-98-90: Published: Apr 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several issues regarding default rates at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), focusing on: (1) a comparison of freshman students at HBCUs with those at all colleges and universities in terms of the academic and socioeconomic characteristics that have been linked to student loan defaults; (2) differences in socioeconomic characteris...
Higher Education: Students Have Increased Borrowing and Working to Help Pay Higher Tuitions
HEHS-98-63: Published: Feb 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the changes that have occurred in recent years in the percentage of undergraduate and graduate/professional students who borrow and in the cumulative amount of their borrowing; (2) the changes that have occurred in the percentage of undergraduate and graduate/professional students who work and the number of hours they work; (3)...
Student Financial Aid: Federal Aid Awarded to Students Taking Remedial Courses
HEHS-97-142: Published: Aug 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined remedial education among college freshman and sophomore (underclassmen) financial aid recipients for the fall 1995 term, focusing on the share of financial aid dollars: (1) awarded to underclassmen who enrolled in remedial courses; and (2) used by underclassmen to pay for remedial classes. GAO also examined why and how colleges provide remedial edu...
Student Loans: Selected Characteristics of Schools in Two Major Federal Loan Programs
HEHS-97-45: Published: Jan 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the comparative levels of activity in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) and the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), focusing on the: (1) distribution of student loans between the two programs; (2) loan default rate for schools associated with each program; and (3) number of schools in each program on a...
Intercollegiate Athletics: Status of Efforts to Promote Gender Equity
HEHS-97-10: Published: Oct 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Education and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) efforts to promote gender equity in intercollegiate athletics by implementing title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, focusing on: (1) steps taken by states to promote gender equity in college athletic programs; and (2) what existing studies show about progress made s...
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...
Direct Student Loans
HEHS-95-225R: Published: Aug 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed year-one schools' satisfaction with the Federal Direct Student Loan Program (FDSLP), focusing on the: (1) process of reconciling schools' loan records with the Department of Education's records; (2) computer software that Education developed and provided to the schools; and (3) adequacy of the loan-servicing contractor's functions. GAO noted that:...
Direct Student Loans: Selected Characteristics of Participating Schools
T-HEHS-95-123: Published: Mar 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. GAO noted that: (1) 102 postsecondary schools are participating in the first year of the program; (2) 59 of the 102 schools are making the direct loans themselves while the other schools use alternative originators to make direct loans to their students; (3) the schools are very satisfied with the program; (4) the program enables students to r...
NCAA Student Athlete Pell Grants
OSI-95-13R: Published: Jan 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Pell Grant Program, focusing on the limitation that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) placed on the amount of Pell grants that college athlete scholarship recipients could receive. GAO noted that: (1) NCAA limited Pell grant awards to $1,700 for Division I recipients with full athletic scholarships; (2) most of the Division I...