Student loans (21 - 30 of 70 items)
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-13(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of August 17, 1998...
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)...
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...
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...
Reporting of Student Loan Enrollment Status
HEHS-97-44R: Published: Feb 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether information on students with direct loans leaving a certain medical college was being reported to the Department of Education's Ford Direct Loan Program Servicing Center, focusing on: (1) the extent to which borrowers' school enrollment dates differ from the dates recorded by the Department's servicer; and (2) whether the problem lies in th...
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...