ERIC Number: ED382145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb-15
Reference Count: N/A
University Research: U.S. Reimbursement of Tuition Costs for University Employee Family Members. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of National Security and International Affairs.
The report examines tuition assistance costs being charged to the federal government for family members of employees at educational institutions performing government-funded research. The study involved visits to 5 of the 10 universities receiving the most federal government-funded contracts and grants. The report addresses: (1) comparison of allowability under Office of Management and Budget guidance and Federal Acquisition Regulations; (2) tuition assistance programs as a common practice at many universities; (3) wide variations among tuition assistance programs for dependents and spouses; (4) the federal share of tuition assistance costs; (5) the substantial amounts of research awarded to universities by federal agencies; (6) universities' views on the value of tuition assistance programs; (7) salary ranges of employees receiving tuition assistance; Office of Management and Budget comments; and (8) study scope and methodology. Appendices include agency comments and a list of major contributors to the report. (DB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Contracts, Federal Aid, Fringe Benefits, Grants, Higher Education, Research, Tuition Grants
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free, additional copies $2 each, 100 or more copies discounted 25%).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of National Security and International Affairs.