National Service Programs:

Enrollment and Education Award Data on Selected AmeriCorps Projects

HEHS-97-96R: Published: Mar 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1997.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided supplemental information on AmeriCorps' state commissions.

GAO noted the: (1) enrollment and attrition data on a full-time, part-time, and full-time equivalent basis; (2) total number of education awards earned by full- and part-time participants; (3) number of full awards earned by full- and part-time participants who received the maximum value of an award for completing their entire terms of service; (4) number of pro-rated awards earned by full- and part-time participants who did not complete an entire term of service because of compelling personal circumstances and received a reduced award amount based on service time completed; (5) number of pending awards assigned to participants who are still working toward completing their terms of service or for whom the Corporation for National and Community Service has not received certification of service completion; (6) number of awards used by participants to make payments to qualified postsecondary institutions or student loan lenders; and (7) number of ineligible participants who did not complete their terms of service and failed to earn an education award or who completed their service and opted to receive a non-federally subsidized cash award instead of an education award.

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