Higher education (61 - 70 of 115 items)
Financing College Facilities: Factors Limit Connie Lee's Ability to Help More Schools
HEHS-96-6: Published: Dec 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the College Loan Insurance Association (Connie Lee) has served the needs of 102 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).GAO found that: (1) Connie Lee insured 95 bonds totalling $2.6 billion from October 1991 through September 1995, 90 of which received the lowest investment grade rating; (2) Connie Lee offered to ins...
VA Student Financial Aid: Opportunity to Reduce Overlap in Approving Education and Training Programs
HEHS-96-22: Published: Oct 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the extent to which state approving agencies (SAA) assessment activities overlap the efforts of other agencies.GAO found that: (1) $10.5 million of the $12 million paid to SAA in 1994 was spent to conduct assessments already performed by the Department of Education; (2) these assessments involved reviews of accredited academic and vocational scho...
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-32: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify the factors influencing the efforts to improve instruction and school climate; (2) assess whether schools have the infrastructure to support education in the 21st century; (3) identify ways to consolidate overlapping programs; (4) identify ways the Department of Education can better...
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:...
Student Financial Aid: Data Not Fully Utilized to Identify Inappropriately Awarded Loans and Grants
HEHS-95-89: Published: Jul 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's underlying problems with its student loan and Pell Grant program data, focusing on: (1) whether Education has effectively used student aid data to comply with federal requirements and prevent loan defaults and abuse; and (2) Education's efforts to identify ineligible students and abuse in its loan and grant programs.GA...
Student Loan Defaults: Department of Education Limitations in Sanctioning Problem Schools
HEHS-95-99: Published: Jun 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's efforts to resolve disputes arising from its debarment of schools from federally guaranteed student loan programs, focusing on: (1) how many schools have contested Education decisions and their main points of contention; (2) whether Education has taken sufficient steps to implement the 1993 amendments to the Higher Edu...
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...
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...
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...
Pell Grants for Prison Inmates
HEHS-94-224R: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Pell grants for prison inmates, focusing on the: (1) number of inmates receiving Pell grants; (2) effect on grants for other needy students; and (3) impact of education on recidivism. GAO noted that: (1) inmate participation is a small part of the total Pell grant program; (2) less that 1 percent of the approximately 4 million Pell r...