Loan repayments (21 - 30 of 66 items)
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...
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...
Direct Student Loans: Analyses of Borrowers' Use of the Income Contingent Repayment Option
HEHS-97-155: Published: Aug 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed borrowers' use of the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program's (FDLP) income contingent repayment (ICR) plan, focusing on: (1) the extent to which borrowers are using ICR compared with other repayment plans available under FDLP; (2) how loan delinquencies and defaults under ICR compare with delinquencies and defaults under other FDLP repayment...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-13(2): Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of April 15, 1997...
Student Loans: Default Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HEHS-97-33: Published: Jan 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated the information it previously reported on default rates at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), focusing on the: (1) dollar amount of major federal student loans made to students at HBCUs and non-HBCUs; (2) most current default rates and the dollar amounts of the defaults, aggregated by kind of school, such as 2-year or 4-year, publi...
Higher Education: Ensuring Quality Education From Proprietary Institutions
T-HEHS-96-158: Published: Jun 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether proprietary schools receiving Title IV funding are providing students with quality educational programs. GAO found that: (1) fewer proprietary schools have been accredited since 1992 because of increases in school closures and oversight by accrediting agencies; (2) the proportion of proprietary school students receiving Title IV aid fell fr...