Student financial aid (101 - 110 of 200 items)
Student Financial Aid Systems: Absence of Guiding Architecture Reduces Efficiency, Ease of Use
T-AIMD-97-147: Published: Jul 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1997.
GAO discussed its review of the Department of Education's progress in integrating its National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) with other student financial aid systems, as required by law.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Education has made only limited progress in integrating NSLDS with the other student financial aid systems that support title IV programs; (2) this is largely because the De...
Proprietary Schools: Millions Spent to Train Students for Oversupplied Occupations
HEHS-97-104: Published: Jun 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the extent to which Higher Education Act title IV funds finance proprietary school training in fields with insufficient job demand, focusing on: (1) title IV money spent to train proprietary school students for occupations with a surplus of trained individuals; (2) ways government-sponsored training programs use labor market information to target...
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: Multiple, Nonintegrated Systems Hamper Management of Student Financial Aid Programs
T-HEHS/AIMD-97-132: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Education information management systems that support the financial aid programs authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).GAO noted that: (1) while the Department has taken actions to comply with HEA requirements for the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), it still does not yet have an accurate, efficient, and integrated sy...
Education and Employment Issues: Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Year 1997-99
IAP-97-10: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1999.GAO plans to assess: (1) using federal resources to support and encourage state and local efforts to provide education programs that will enable all youths to obtain skilled jobs and become informed citizens; (2) ensuring that eligible students have access to quality higher education while encouraging cos...
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...
High-Risk Series: Student Financial Aid
HR-97-11: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Education's management and oversight of postsecondary student financial aid programs, focusing on the: (1) Federal Family Education Loan (FFELP) Program; (2) Ford Direct Loan Program (FDLP); and (3) Federal Pell Grant Program.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1995, the federal government paid over $2.5 billion to make good its guarantee on defaulted student loans; (...
Education and Employment Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-13(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of January 2, 1997...
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...