Aid for education (31 - 40 of 57 items)
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...
Direct Student Loans
HEHS-95-225R: Published: Aug 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed year-one schools' satisfaction with the Federal Direct Student Loan Program (FDSLP), focusing on the: (1) process of reconciling schools' loan records with the Department of Education's records; (2) computer software that Education developed and provided to the schools; and (3) adequacy of the loan-servicing contractor's functions. GAO noted that:...
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...
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...
GAO Education Products
HEHS-95-72R: Published: Feb 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized its written products on the Department of Education's program activities from January 1990 to February 1995, focusing on selected budgetary categories, including: (1) education reform; (2) elementary and secondary education; (3) bilingual education and minority languages affairs; (4) special education and rehabilitative services; (5) vocational a...
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...
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...
Direct Student Loan Savings
HRD-93-25R: Published: Jul 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the estimated savings from implementation of a government financed direct student loan program during fiscal years 1994 through 1998, focusing on the impact of: (1) inflation; (2) interest rates; and (3) loan volume rates. GAO noted that: (1) the estimated savings from implementation of a direct loan program could total between $2.1 billion to $10...
Comments on CRS Direct Loan Report
HRD-93-20R: Published: Apr 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Congressional Research Service's (CRS) contentions that: (1) converting the Federal Family Education Loan Program into a direct lending program would not increase national income or achieve great savings; (2) federal administrative costs could absorb whatever interest savings direct lending generated; and (3) guaranteed and direct lending progr...