Student financial aid (41 - 50 of 89 items)
Alternative Market Mechanisms for the Student Loan Program
GAO-02-84SP: Published: Dec 18, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2001.
This report reflects the results of a collaborative effort between GAO and representatives of the Secretary of Education. As required by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, GAO formed a study group to identify and evaluate a means of establishing a market mechanism for the delivery of student loans. This study group consisted of representatives of the Department of the Treasury, Office of Man...
VA Student Financial Aid: Potential Effect of Providing Education Tax Benefit Eligibility to Students Receiving VA Assistance
HEHS-00-40R: Published: Jan 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the eligibility for education tax benefits for students receiving financial assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), focusing on: (1) the major differences between VA's process of approving courses of study and the Department of Education's process of certifying schools; and (2) the number of VA students and schools t...
Student Financial Aid: Schools' Experiences Using the National Student Loan Data System
HEHS-98-192: Published: Sep 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed schools' use of the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), focusing on: (1) the extent to and purposes for which schools are using NSLDS; (2) problems these schools are having and the benefits they are getting from using the system; (3) why some schools are not using NSLDS; and (4) the extent to which the Department of Education is taking or pl...
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...
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...
Education Programs: Major Issues Affecting Postsecondary Education, School-to-Work, and Youth Employment Programs
HEHS-97-212R: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on work it completed from 1990 through 1997 on postsecondary education, school-to-work, and youth employment training issues.GAO noted that: (1) obtaining a postsecondary education is becoming even more essential to students' future earning power, while the cost of a postsecondary education is rising rapidly, contributing to the difficu...
Direct Student Loans: Analyses of Borrowers' Use of the Income Contingent Repayment Option
HEHS-97-155: Published: Aug 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed borrowers' use of the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program's (FDLP) income contingent repayment (ICR) plan, focusing on: (1) the extent to which borrowers are using ICR compared with other repayment plans available under FDLP; (2) how loan delinquencies and defaults under ICR compare with delinquencies and defaults under other FDLP repayment...
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...
Proprietary Schools: Poorer Student Outcomes at Schools That Rely More on Federal Student Aid
HEHS-97-103: Published: Jun 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between school performance and reliance on title IV funds in the proprietary school sector.GAO noted that: (1) proprietary schools that relied more heavily on title IV funds tended to have poorer student outcomes; (2) GAO's analysis showed that, on average, the higher a school's reliance on title IV, the lower its students' complet...
Department of Education: Challenges in Promoting Access and Excellence in Education
T-HEHS-97-99: Published: Mar 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1997.
GAO discussed the major challenges the Department of Education faces in achieving its mission to: (1) ensure access to postsecondary institutions, while at the same time protecting the financial interests of the government; and (2) promote access to and excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education.GAO noted that: (1) although the Department has made progress in ensuring access to posts...