Student financial aid (91 - 100 of 200 items)
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...
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-10: Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 2000.GAO plans to assess agencies' efforts to: (1) use federal resources to support and encourage state and local efforts to provide education programs that will enable all youth to obtain skilled jobs and be informed citizens; (2) ensure that eligible students have access to quality higher education, while mi...
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...
Proprietary Schools: Analysis of Comments Received From an Association of Schools
HEHS-98-12R: Published: Oct 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to the President of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools' (AACS) comments about certain findings in GAO's report on federal student financial aid being spent to train proprietary school students for oversupplied occupations.GAO noted that: (1) GAO reviewed AACS' comments and considered them in the context of GAO's work; (2) GAO does not...
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...
Higher Education: Verification Helps Prevent Student Aid Payments to Ineligible Noncitizens
HEHS-97-153: Published: Aug 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which illegal aliens are receiving postsecondary federal student financial assistance, focusing on: (1) the processes that ensure that ineligible noncitizens do not receive federal financial aid under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965; (2) how many potentially ineligible noncitizen applicants were identified through these...
Student Financial Aid Information: Systems Architecture Needed to Improve Programs' Efficiency
AIMD-97-122: Published: Jul 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Education's progress toward integrating the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) with other student financial aid data systems, as required by law.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Education has made limited progress in integrating NSLDS with the other student financial aid data systems that support title IV programs; (2)...