Higher education (81 - 90 of 134 items)
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-19: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) whether the federal government is effectively using its education resources to support and encourage state and local education programs; (2) how the federal government can ensure that eligible students have access to quality higher education while encouraging cost containment and...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-13(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Education and Employment issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Higher Education: Selected Information on Student Financial Aid Received by Legal Immigrants
HEHS-96-7: Published: Nov 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on student financial aid to legal immigrants, focusing on the: (1) number of legal immigrants that received student aid during 1992 through 1993 and the amount of aid they received; (2) states in which these grant recipients lived; and (3) types of schools they attended.GAO found that: (1) in academic year 1992 to 1993, about 390,000 le...
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-32: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify the factors influencing the efforts to improve instruction and school climate; (2) assess whether schools have the infrastructure to support education in the 21st century; (3) identify ways to consolidate overlapping programs; (4) identify ways the Department of Education can better...
Student Financial Aid: Data Not Fully Utilized to Identify Inappropriately Awarded Loans and Grants
HEHS-95-89: Published: Jul 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's underlying problems with its student loan and Pell Grant program data, focusing on: (1) whether Education has effectively used student aid data to comply with federal requirements and prevent loan defaults and abuse; and (2) Education's efforts to identify ineligible students and abuse in its loan and grant programs.GA...
Student Loan Defaults: Department of Education Limitations in Sanctioning Problem Schools
HEHS-95-99: Published: Jun 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's efforts to resolve disputes arising from its debarment of schools from federally guaranteed student loan programs, focusing on: (1) how many schools have contested Education decisions and their main points of contention; (2) whether Education has taken sufficient steps to implement the 1993 amendments to the Higher Edu...
Higher Education: Restructuring Student Aid Could Reduce Low-Income Student Dropout Rate
HEHS-95-48: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how student financial aid affects low-income students' dropout rates, focusing on whether: (1) the timing of loan and grant aid influences students' dropout rates; and (2) restructuring federal grant programs could improve low-income students' dropout rates.GAO found that: (1) grants and loans do not have the same effects on reducing low-income col...
NCAA Student Athlete Pell Grants
OSI-95-13R: Published: Jan 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Pell Grant Program, focusing on the limitation that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) placed on the amount of Pell grants that college athlete scholarship recipients could receive. GAO noted that: (1) NCAA limited Pell grant awards to $1,700 for Division I recipients with full athletic scholarships; (2) most of the Division I...
High Risk Series: Student Financial Aid
HR-95-10: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the problems that affect the Department of Education's student financial aid programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1992, the federal government paid $2.6 billion to support its guaranteed student loan program; (2) the reasons for the government's student loan liability include the complex loan structure, the lack of incentives to prevent loan defaults, financial risks for lenders and state...
Department of Education: Opportunities to Realize Savings
T-HEHS-95-56: Published: Jan 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1995.
GAO discussed proposed Department of Education budget reductions and rescissions. GAO noted that: (1) Congress should consider terminating 21 programs that Education proposed for elimination because they were duplicative, their purposes were already achieved, or they would be more appropriately funded through nonfederal sources; (2) according to Education, termination of the 21 programs would be c...