Student loans (61 - 70 of 111 items)
Student Financial Aid: Data Not Fully Utilized to Identify Inappropriately Awarded Loans and Grants
T-HEHS-95-199: Published: Jul 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Education's student aid programs, focusing on Education's: (1) use of student aid data to ensure compliance with regulations and prevent program abuses from reoccurring; and (2) planned improvements to its financial aid systems. GAO noted that: (1) Education has not fully used available data to enforce compliance with federal requirements, particularly regarding ine...
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...
Department of Education: Information on Consolidation Opportunities and Student Aid
T-HEHS-95-130: Published: Apr 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federally supported education programs, focusing on: (1) potential opportunities to consolidate overlapping programs; (2) potential cost savings associated with the proposed direct student loan program; and (3) the Department of Education's efforts to strengthen its procedures for determining which schools participate in federal student financial...
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...
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...
Pell Grant Costs
HEHS-94-215R: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on cost trends in the Department of Education's Pell Grant Program, focusing on: (1) patterns in Pell grant funding; and (2) the incremental budgetary cost of various features of the Pell Grant Program. GAO noted that: (1) Pell grant expenditures have increased in most years since 1979; (2) many applicants previously eligible for Pell g...
Higher Education: Grants Effective at Increasing Minorities' Chances of Graduating
T-HEHS-94-168: Published: May 17, 1994. Publicly Released: May 17, 1994.
GAO discussed the relationship between changes in student financial aid and low-income student persistence in pursuing higher education. GAO noted that: (1) federal grant aid has not kept pace with increases in college tuitions; (2) minorities could be disproportionately and adversely affected by decreased grant aid despite college efforts to recruit and retain them; (3) additional grant aid could...
Default Rates at HBCUs
HEHS-94-97R: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federally guaranteed student loan default rates at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), focusing on: (1) how current HBCU cohort default rates compare with prior year default rates; (2) the number of HBCU that could lose their Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) eligibility or be subject to a state review; and (3) th...
Student Loans: Default Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HRD-93-117FS: Published: Aug 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federally guaranteed student loans and loan defaults for students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), focusing on: (1) the amount of Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) made to HBCU students; (2) default rates and the amount of defaulted loans for HBCU; and (3) the number of HBCU in fiscal year 1994 that...