College students (51 - 54 of 54 items)
Students Receiving Federal Aid Are Not Making Satisfactory Academic Progress: Tougher Standards Are Needed
HRD-82-15: Published: Dec 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1981.
Each year, the government provides billions of dollars in financial aid to students seeking a postsecondary education. GAO visited 20 institutions of higher education and reviewed more than 5,800 randomly selected student transcripts to report on the academic progress requirements of federally funded student aid programs.There are no uniform requirements among the three federal agencies who admini...
Social Security Student Benefits for Postsecondary Students Should Be Discontinued
HRD-79-108: Published: Aug 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1979.
A review was made of the student benefit program to see if it is an unnecessary burden upon the overall Social Security system, and thus upon taxpayers supporting the system. The following major Office of Education programs comprise the student benefit program in Social Security: Basic Educational Opportunity Grant, Guaranteed Student Loan, National Direct Student Loan, College Work-Study, Supplem...
Collection Efforts Not Keeping Pace With Growing Number of Defaulted Student Loans
CD-77-1: Published: Aug 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1977.
Although some positive actions are being taken by the Office of Education to collect defaulted student loans, the problem has reached serious proportions.The Office of Education guaranteed 4 million student loans amounting to $4.5 billion through September 1976. It had to pay about $287 million to lending institutions during the same time because about one of every six loans had been defaulted aft...