ERIC Number: ED170885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-17
Reference Count: 0
What Assurance Does Office of Education's Eligibility Process Provide? Report to the Congress.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This report discusses the Office of Education's process for establishing the eligibility of schools for participation in federal student assistance programs. Emphasis is placed on the questionable practices that the General Accounting Office found in the institutions of higher education and the proprietary schools examined, and on the role of accreditation agencies in the eligibility determination process. The need for clarification of the role and responsibilities of states, accrediting associations, and the federal government in their oversight of schools' activities is covered. A list of conclusions and recommendations resulting from the study is included. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools, Student Financial Aid
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20548 (single copy free; additional copies $1.00 each)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
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