Student loans (61 - 70 of 210 items)
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Education Taking Needed Actions But Work Remains
T-AIMD-99-180: Published: May 12, 1999. Publicly Released: May 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Education's efforts to ensure that its computer systems supporting critical student financial aid activities will be able to process information reliably through the turn of the century, focusing on: (1) the progress Education has made to date in making its information systems year 2000 compliant; and (2) the future tasks facing...
Competitive Financing Mechanisms: Auctions Used by Federal Agencies
HEHS-99-57R: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the auctions federal agencies currently use to award rights or sell assets and the way in which they differ.GAO noted that: (1) GAO identified 31 auctions that federal agencies use to sell assets such as rights to conduct certain activities, financial assets, real estate, and consumer goods; (2) GAO classified 12 of the 31 as auctions for specializ...
Direct Student Loans: Overpayments During the Department of Education's Conversion to a New Payment System
HEHS-99-44R: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed reports of erroneous Department of Education payments to schools participating in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) during the conversion to a new computerized payment system, focusing on: (1) the transition from the old payment system to the new payment system; and (2) whether the Department erroneously disbursed $400 million...
Student Loans: Improvements in the Direct Loan Consolidation Process
HEHS-99-19R: Published: Nov 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program's (FDLP) and the Federal Family Education Loan Program's (FFELP) loan consolidation process, focusing on: (1) whether FFELP lenders believe that Electronic Data Systems' (EDS) consolidation processing has improved since the December 1, 1997, reopening of the FDLP consolidation system to...
Student Financial Aid: Schools' Experiences Using the National Student Loan Data System
HEHS-98-192: Published: Sep 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed schools' use of the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), focusing on: (1) the extent to and purposes for which schools are using NSLDS; (2) problems these schools are having and the benefits they are getting from using the system; (3) why some schools are not using NSLDS; and (4) the extent to which the Department of Education is taking or pl...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-13(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of August 17, 1998...
Direct Student Loans: Efforts to Resolve Lenders' Problems With Consolidations Are Under Way
HEHS-98-103: Published: Apr 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed problems lenders had with William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) consolidation loans, focusing on: (1) the nature and source of problems Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) lenders have encountered in the direct loan consolidation program; (2) whether these problems affected lenders; and (3) steps the Department of Education a...
Student Loans: Effect of Including Certain Types of Loans in Calculating Schools' Default Rates
HEHS-98-135R: Published: Apr 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the formula specified in the Higher Education Act of 1965 for calculating schools' student loan cohort default rates, focusing on the effect on schools' default rates of including loans in deferment or forbearance in the denominator of the formula.GAO noted that: (1) students may delay repaying their loans by obtaining a deferment or...
Student Loans: Characteristics of Students and Default Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HEHS-98-90: Published: Apr 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several issues regarding default rates at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), focusing on: (1) a comparison of freshman students at HBCUs with those at all colleges and universities in terms of the academic and socioeconomic characteristics that have been linked to student loan defaults; (2) differences in socioeconomic characteris...
Student Loans: Limited Information Is Available to Determine How Students' College Debt Affects Their School and Lifestyle Decisions
HEHS-98-97R: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of information on the extent to which students' debt or anticipated debt affected: (1) students' choices about whether and where to enroll in college or whether or how much to borrow in order to attend; (2) the length of time it took baccalaureate graduates to earn their degree and their choices regarding graduate school and employ...