ERIC Number: ED187496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-21
Reference Count: 0
Navajo Community College Funding Problems. Report by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Funding for the Navajo Community College was reviewed by the Comptroller General of the United States to determine if the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) regulations and method of computing full-time equivalent enrollments were consistent with the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-471). The investigation revealed that during fiscal year 1980 appropriation hearing, the BIA overestimated the Navajo Community College's Indian enrollment. The figure used for the "full-time equivalent" student enrollment resulted in the Bureau's obligating $3.9 million more to the college than allowed by the grant formula. Had the grant formula prescribed by the act been applied, the college would have received about 50% less funding than it received the previous fiscal year. The report recommends that the Secretary of the Interior immediately review the Navajo Community College's management practices and operating expenses to determine the most equitable method for funding the college and report findings to the appropriate congressional committees for their consideration in making necessary appropriation and legislative changes. (Author/NEC)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Full Time Equivalency, Government Role, Tribes, Trust Responsibility (Government)
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20548 (single copies free, additional copies $1.00 each).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs; Funding Formula; Navajo Community College AZ; Navajo (Nation); Tribally Controlled Community College Assist Act