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ERIC Number: ED254155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Report on Assessment of 1982-83 Pell Grant Validation Procedures.
Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
The extent to which colleges are complying with the 1982-1983 Pell Grant validation requirements was assessed. Fall 1982 financial aid data were drawn from a representative sample of 3,490 Pell Grant recipients at 317 colleges that are part of the Regular Disbursement System. Key findings show: (1) the vast majority of institutions collect the required verifying documentations for their students who are "flagged" for validation by the U.S. Department of Education; (2) about 78 percent of the flagged recipients satisfied the validation requirements by providing a signed copy of their federal tax return or other verification; (3) the great majority of institutions appeared to be identifying incorrect application entries in the cases of recipients flagged for validation; (4) for most of the documented cases, the application item discrepancies were small; (5) about 2 percent of the documented flagged cases had out-of-tolerance differences that would lead to a change in the student's expected award; and (6) about 6 percent of the documented flagged cases had differences within tolerance that would lead to a payment change. Appended are study findings and information on the sampling methodology. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Pell Grant Program; Validation Verification and Testing Techniques
Note: For related documents, see HE 018 112-135 and HE 018 137-140.