Higher education (71 - 80 of 157 items)
Higher Education: Students Have Increased Borrowing and Working to Help Pay Higher Tuitions
HEHS-98-63: Published: Feb 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the changes that have occurred in recent years in the percentage of undergraduate and graduate/professional students who borrow and in the cumulative amount of their borrowing; (2) the changes that have occurred in the percentage of undergraduate and graduate/professional students who work and the number of hours they work; (3)...
Proprietary Schools: Analysis of Comments Received From an Association of Schools
HEHS-98-12R: Published: Oct 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to the President of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools' (AACS) comments about certain findings in GAO's report on federal student financial aid being spent to train proprietary school students for oversupplied occupations.GAO noted that: (1) GAO reviewed AACS' comments and considered them in the context of GAO's work; (2) GAO does not...
Education Programs: Major Issues Affecting Postsecondary Education, School-to-Work, and Youth Employment Programs
HEHS-97-212R: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on work it completed from 1990 through 1997 on postsecondary education, school-to-work, and youth employment training issues.GAO noted that: (1) obtaining a postsecondary education is becoming even more essential to students' future earning power, while the cost of a postsecondary education is rising rapidly, contributing to the difficu...
Student Financial Aid: Federal Aid Awarded to Students Taking Remedial Courses
HEHS-97-142: Published: Aug 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined remedial education among college freshman and sophomore (underclassmen) financial aid recipients for the fall 1995 term, focusing on the share of financial aid dollars: (1) awarded to underclassmen who enrolled in remedial courses; and (2) used by underclassmen to pay for remedial classes. GAO also examined why and how colleges provide remedial edu...
Proprietary Schools: Millions Spent to Train Students for Oversupplied Occupations
HEHS-97-104: Published: Jun 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the extent to which Higher Education Act title IV funds finance proprietary school training in fields with insufficient job demand, focusing on: (1) title IV money spent to train proprietary school students for occupations with a surplus of trained individuals; (2) ways government-sponsored training programs use labor market information to target...
Education and Employment Issues: Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Year 1997-99
IAP-97-10: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1999.GAO plans to assess: (1) using federal resources to support and encourage state and local efforts to provide education programs that will enable all youths to obtain skilled jobs and become informed citizens; (2) ensuring that eligible students have access to quality higher education while encouraging cos...
Reporting of Student Loan Enrollment Status
HEHS-97-44R: Published: Feb 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether information on students with direct loans leaving a certain medical college was being reported to the Department of Education's Ford Direct Loan Program Servicing Center, focusing on: (1) the extent to which borrowers' school enrollment dates differ from the dates recorded by the Department's servicer; and (2) whether the problem lies in th...
Student Loans: Selected Characteristics of Schools in Two Major Federal Loan Programs
HEHS-97-45: Published: Jan 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the comparative levels of activity in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) and the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), focusing on the: (1) distribution of student loans between the two programs; (2) loan default rate for schools associated with each program; and (3) number of schools in each program on a...
Education and Labor: Information on the Departments' Field Offices
HEHS-96-178: Published: Sep 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the field offices supporting the Departments of Education and Labor, focusing on the field offices': (1) locations; (2) functions, staffing, space and operating costs; and (3) proposed structural changes.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1995, the Department of Education had 72 field offices and the Department of Labor had 1,074...
Higher Education: Tuition Increasing Faster Than Household Income and Public Colleges' Costs
HEHS-96-154: Published: Aug 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1996.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO provided information on: (1) changes in college tuition levels relative to increases in consumer prices and families' ability to pay; (2) the extent that increased expenditures for instruction, administration, research, and other services have contributed to the increase in colleges' overall expenditures; (3) how tuition levels at public colleges and univers...