ERIC Number: ED396620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education: Ensuring Quality Education from Proprietary Institutions. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives.
Blanchette, Cornelia M.
Testimony of the associate director of the Department of Education's Health Education and Human Services Division, Education and Employment Issues, addresses issues concerned with Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended in 1992. Title IV provides grants, loans, and work-study supports to students pursuing post-secondary education including that provided by about 5,000 proprietary schools. The testimony focuses on ensuring that only those schools providing quality education and training access Title IV funds. First, it provides a broad overview of the regulatory framework for Title IV programs and then reports trends such as default rates. It lays out a framework for: (1) examining the legislative provision limiting Title IV participation to schools receiving at least 15 percent of their revenues from non-Title IV sources and (2) determining the extent to which Title IV funds pay to train students for jobs in no- or low-demand occupations. Although positive trends are identified (e.g., proprietary schools' share of Title IV funding has declined), the default rates of students from such schools remain substantially higher at 24 percent than those for peers from nonprofit institutions. Throughout the testimony, graphs and tables illustrate the data presented.(DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Labor Market, Loan Default, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free, additional copies $2).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Amendments 1992; Higher Education Act Title IV