Students (51 - 60 of 95 items)
Guaranteed Student Loans: Actions to Ensure Continued Student Access to Subsidized Loans
HEHS-95-64: Published: Feb 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how recent legislative changes have affected the availability of federally subsidized Stafford student loans, focusing on: (1) the arrangements guaranty agencies have to provide loans to eligible borrowers; and (2) Department of Education efforts to ensure continued student access to subsidized Stafford loans.GAO found that: (1) eligible students w...
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...
Direct Student Loans: The Department of Education's Implementation of Direct Lending
T-HRD-93-26: Published: Jun 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Education's implementation of the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. GAO noted that: (1) the guaranteed student loan program has been the subject of scrutiny during the last few years due to the rising costs related to defaulted student loans; (2) Education lacks the resources and enforcement tools to monitor and oversee the large group of program participants; (3...
Direct Loan Debate
HRD-93-15R: Published: Feb 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
GAO responded to claims that it understated or excluded costs that biased a report favoring the conversion of the Federal Family Education Loan Program to a direct loan program. GAO believes that: (1) its report provided a sound and balanced assessment of the savings which could be realized under a direct loan program; (2) future guaranty agency insolvencies are not relevant to the direct loan deb...
Student Loans: Direct Loans Could Save Billions in First 5 Years With Proper Implementation
HRD-93-27: Published: Nov 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed potential savings to the government by using direct rather than guaranteed loans to provide assistance to postsecondary school students, focusing on: (1) how direct loans achieve cost savings; and (2) the impact of direct lending on financial institutions.GAO found that: (1) direct student loans could save the federal government about $4.8 billion...
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...
Parent and Supplemental Student Loans: Volume and Default Trends for Fiscal Years 1989 to 1991
HRD-92-138FS: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and Federal Supplemental Loans for Students (SLS) programs, focusing on the: (1) volume of loans for students attending trade schools and other postsecondary education institutions; (2) extent of borrowing for freshmen, compared to such borrowing for students in their seco...
Stafford Student Loan Program: Correspondence Schools' Loan Volume Declines Sharply
HRD-92-62FS: Published: Mar 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on correspondence schools' participation in the Stafford Student Loan Program, focusing on the rates at which students from those schools default on their student loans.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1987 and FY 1989, students at the 30 coorespondence schools eligible to participate in the Stafford Program received about $...