College students (41 - 50 of 67 items)
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: Information on Minority-Targeted Scholarships
HEHS-94-77: Published: Jan 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use and perceived value of minority-targeted scholarships (MTS) by undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.GAO found that: (1) MTS accounted for only a small portion of the total scholarships and scholarship dollars awarded between academic years 1991 and 1992; (2) most schools primarily base their MTS award decisions on race or ethni...
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...
Student Financial Aid: Characteristics of Jobs Provided Through the College Work-Study Program
HRD-92-72BR: Published: Feb 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning jobs funded through the College Work-Study (CWS) Program, focusing on the extent to which the CWS Program: (1) supports on-campus and off-campus employment; (2) provides jobs related to students' educational or vocational goals; and (3) provides community service jobs that meet the needs of low-income individuals.GAO found th...
Student Financial Aid: Most Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants Are Awarded to Needy Students
HRD-92-47: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG), focusing on: (1) whether educational institutions awarded SEOG to Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFC) first and non-Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFC second; and (2) the Department of Education's data on SEOG distributions to institutions and their stude...
From School to Work
147979: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, compares the school-to-work transition in the United States with that of four foreign countries known for effective worker training programs, focusing on how the United States can overcome its lack of a coherent overall strategy for preparing youth for employment through such proven activities as: (1) helping all students s...
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...
Promising Practice: Private Programs Guaranteeing Student Aid for Higher Education
PEMD-90-16: Published: Jun 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined various private-sector organizations which have established guaranteed aid and support programs to help disadvantaged students.GAO found that: (1) the private-sector programs are promising because of their participants' significant efforts, generally plausible program designs, and some early indications of positive results; (2) only modest program...
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...
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...