Higher education (71 - 80 of 134 items)
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...
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...
Department of Education: Status of Actions to Improve the Management of Student Financial Aid
HEHS-96-143: Published: Jul 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's student financial aid programs, focusing on the: (1) status of Education actions in response to numerous recommendations concerning the administration of student financial aid programs; and (2) reasons Education gave for not acting on some recommendations.GAO found that: (1) Education has made progress in initiating ac...
Higher Education: Ensuring Quality Education From Proprietary Institutions
T-HEHS-96-158: Published: Jun 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether proprietary schools receiving Title IV funding are providing students with quality educational programs. GAO found that: (1) fewer proprietary schools have been accredited since 1992 because of increases in school closures and oversight by accrediting agencies; (2) the proportion of proprietary school students receiving Title IV aid fell fr...