Colleges and universities (21 - 30 of 37 items)
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...
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...
Nonfederal Student Loans
HRD-93-1R: Published: Oct 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private and state student loan programs, focusing on programs serving nontraditional students. GAO found that: (1) in 1991, 31 private and state loan programs provided about $493 million in loans to postsecondary students, with most of the financial aid going to traditional students attending 2- and 4-year institutions; (2) nontradit...
Vulnerabilities in the Stafford Student Loan Program
T-HRD-91-33: Published: May 29, 1991. Publicly Released: May 29, 1991.
GAO discussed ways to improve the structure and administration of the Department of Education's Stafford Student Loan Program. GAO believes that Education needs to: (1) do a better job of approving and monitoring eligible schools; (2) expedite the development of its new student loan data systems designed to screen out ineligible students before they receive guaranteed loans; (3) provide better inc...
Supplemental Student Loans: Who Borrows and Who Defaults
HRD-90-33FS: Published: Oct 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Supplemental Loans for Students (SLS) Program, focusing on the: (1) volume of loans made to students attending postsecondary and proprietary schools; (2) extent to which freshman students borrowed as opposed to other students; and (3) value of SLS defaulted loans.GAO found that: (1) during the last 3 years, SLS loans have totalle...
Guaranteed Student Loans: Analysis of Student Default Rates at 7,800 Postsecondary Schools
HRD-89-63BR: Published: Jul 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) types of schools attended by and default rates of approximately 1.2 million borrowers who obtained student loans from the Department of Education's Stafford Student Loan Program in 1983; and (2) borrower default rate, total default dollars, and total number of defaulters for each of the approximately 7,800 schools the borrow...
Noncitizen Student Loan Defaults
HRD-83-29: Published: Feb 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined defaults by noncitizens under the National Direct Student Loan (NDSL) program at six Chicago area institutions of higher education. GAO reviewed the authority that permits such loans to noncitizens, the discretion that schools have in making these loans, the number of noncitizen students that have loans, and the number of defaults.The Department...