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Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 2019
The 2020 Budget builds off the foundation of the President's previous budgets and provides an avenue toward spending restraint. The Budget meets the President's directive on spending reductions by agency, proposing over $2.7 trillion in spending reductions--more proposed spending reductions than any previous administration in history--and closing…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Budgets, Expenditures, Public Agencies
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Congress funds District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) through an annual appropriation, which was $40 million in fiscal year 2018. DCTAG provides D.C. residents up to $10,000 per year to attend college. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, included a provision for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review DCTAG.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Tuition, Grants, Student Financial Aid
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
The Department of Education (Education) provided over $122 billion in grants, loans and work study funds to help students pay for college at about 6,000 schools in fiscal year 2017. Education is responsible for certifying that these schools are eligible for and capable of properly administering federal student aid funds. Schools are required to…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Certification, Audits (Verification)
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a prominent role in the nation's higher education system. For example, about one-third of African Americans receiving a doctorate in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics received undergraduate degrees from HBCUs. To help HBCUs facing challenges accessing funding for capital…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational Finance, Program Evaluation, Federal Aid
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Poverty can have a profound effect on academic outcomes and college readiness and students from lowincome families are less likely to go to college. The low rates of degree attainment for low-income students raises questions about whether the students who wish to pursue higher education have access to courses that support their readiness for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, High School Students
US House of Representatives, 2018
This document records testimony from a hearing before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education that was held to discuss exploring opportunities to strengthen education research while protecting student privacy. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Jared Polis, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Early…
Descriptors: Privacy, Educational Research, Information Security, Educational Legislation
US Senate, 2018
Today, students are making major investments to pursue higher education, which they correctly see as an opportunity to grow and challenge themselves and to develop skills that will better prepare them for their future. While students work hard to succeed in higher education, the last thing they should ever have to worry about is whether they are…
Descriptors: School Safety, Colleges, Prevention, Violence
Langhauser, Derek P. – Maine Community College System, 2017
Because The Maine Community College System (MCCS) is aware of that fact that student veterans and those veterans seeking to enroll in college have specific needs, each of the colleges in the MCCS system is working to develop and strengthen target responses to meet those needs. The Maine Community College System is therefore providing this report…
Descriptors: Veterans, State Legislation, Committees, Community Colleges
US Government Accountability Office, 2017
College students sometimes opt to transfer schools in response to changing interests or for financial reasons. The extent to which students can transfer previously earned course credits can affect the time and cost for completing a degree. Given the federal government's sizeable investment in student aid--$125 billion in fiscal year 2016--and…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, College Credits, Transfer Rates (College), Barriers
Weiss, Michael J. – MDRC, 2017
This is a testimony from Michael Weiss, a senior researcher at Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research organization that is dedicated to learning what works to improve policies and programs that affect the poor. Founded in 1974, MDRC evaluates existing programs and develops new solutions…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Hearings, Educational Legislation, Developmental Programs
Langhauser, Derek P. – Maine Community College System, 2017
The Maine Community College System is providing the letter presented in this report in accordance with 20-A MRSA §10013. This law requires the Maine Community College System, University of Maine System (UMS), and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) provide the following information about first-generation college students by January 15th of each year: (1)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, First Generation College Students, Enrollment Trends, Graduation Rate
Maine Community College System, 2017
The Maine Community College System (MCCS or "System") is comprised of seven colleges, nine campuses, and six off-campus centers that are located within 25 miles of over 90% of Maine's population. The colleges offer one-year certificate and two-year associate degree programs that are designed to lead to direct employment or transfer to a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Associate Degrees, Certification, Postsecondary Education
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing held to examine strengthening accreditation to better protect students and taxpayers. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Virginia Foxx, Chairwoman, Committee on Education and the Workforce; and (2) Honorable Robert C. Scott, Ranking Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce.…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Educational Quality, Accountability
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing held to discuss higher education and transparency as Congress is working to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Susan A. Rankin, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development; and (2) Honorable Brett Guthrie, Chairman,…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Decision Making, Higher Education, College Students
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce that was held to discuss challenges and opportunities in higher education. The committee has worked in recent years to make changes that will strengthen America's higher education system and help ensure a college degree is accessible and affordable.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Access to Education
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