ERIC Number: ED254155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Data Collection, Delivery Systems, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Regulation, Financial Aid Applicants, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Quality Control, School Surveys, Standards, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program