Aid for education (71 - 80 of 89 items)
Direct Student Loans Could Save Money and Simplify Program Administration
T-HRD-92-8: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
GAO discussed the: (1) potential federal savings associated with replacing Stafford Student loans with direct loans; and (2) how a direct loan program will affect the Department of Education and post-secondary educational institutions. GAO noted that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1992, a direct loan program operating in place of the Stafford program could save over $1 billion; (2) under a direct loan p...
Transition From School to Work: Linking Education and Worksite Training
HRD-91-105: Published: Aug 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on U.S. apprenticeship-type programs, focusing on cooperative education (co-op) programs that assist youth in the transition from school to work.GAO found that: (1) during the 1989-90 school year, about 8 percent of high school juniors and seniors and less than 3 percent of community college students partic...
Student Loans: Characteristics of Defaulted Borrowers in the Stafford Student Loan Program
HRD-91-82BR: Published: Apr 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed studies of the various characteristics of students who defaulted on loans obtained under the Stafford Student Loan Program.GAO found that: (1) 12 studies frequently identified such defaulter characteristics as vocational or trade school attendance, low income, minority background, limited financial support, no high school diploma, failure to comple...
Immigrant Education: Information on the Emergency Immigrant Education Act Program
HRD-91-50: Published: Mar 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined how many: (1) school districts used Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984 (EIEA) funds; (2) districts had EIEA-eligible students but received no EIEA funds; and (3) EIEA students participated in other federally funded education programs.GAO found that: (1) school districts used about 80 percent of their EIEA funds to pay for expenses relate...
Drug Education: School-Based Programs Seen as Useful but Impact Unknown
HRD-91-27: Published: Nov 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six school districts' use of funds resulting from the implementation of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986, intended to help schools and communities establish drug abuse education and prevention programs.GAO found that: (1) the six school districts spent funds on three basic drug education approaches, involving student assistance pro...
Observations on Ohio's Implementation of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986
T-HRD-90-12: Published: Feb 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1990.
GAO discussed federal legislation enacted to establish drug abuse education programs and its effects on Ohio drug-free school programs, focusing on: (1) how Ohio officials were using federal funds; (2) the extent to which state officials included alcohol abuse in drug-free school programs; (3) Ohio officials' methods for determining program effectiveness; and (4) Ohio students' and teachers' opini...
Student Athletes: Most Schools Meet Proposed Academic Performance Reporting Requirements
HRD-89-157BR: Published: Sep 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) available information about graduation rates and fields of study of student athletes, as compared to all students, at schools which received federal educational assistance; and (2) surveyed 96 higher education institutions regarding the burden proposed legislation could impose by requiring them to annually report information regarding student...
Student Athletes: Information on Their Academic Performance
HRD-89-107FS: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning student athletes' academic performance in connection with proposed legislation that would require postsecondary institutions receiving federal assistance and offering athletic scholarships to report student athletes' graduation rates and fields of study compared to similar information for their entire student bodies.GAO fo...
Pell Grant Validation Imposes Some Costs and Does Not Greatly Reduce Award Errors: New Strategies Are Needed
PEMD-85-10: Published: Sep 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1985.
GAO analyzed the Department of Education's efforts to verify data submitted by applicants to the Pell Grant Program through validation and the effects of validation on educational institutions and on student applicants for financial aid.GAO conducted: (1) in-depth case studies of 12 postsecondary schools representing the diversity of schools that Pell Grant recipients attend; and (2) a random samp...
Status of Special National Direct Student Loan Funds
HRD-80-125: Published: Sep 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1980.
The National Direct Student Loan (NDSL) program provides for establishing a revolving fund at postsecondary educational institutions from which long-term, low-interest loans are made to qualified students who need financial assistance. The institutions are responsible for making and collecting the loans. Under the NDSL program, the Federal contribution represents 90 percent of the loan funds, and...