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Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In today's interconnected world, many career fields--such as diplomacy, national security, and business--need individuals with knowledge about world languages and cultures. To address these areas of needed expertise--both at the federal level as well as in the education, business, and nonprofit sectors--the Higher Education Act of 1965, as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Employment Potential, Grants
Emrey-Arras, Melissa; Bagdoyan, Seto J. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In August 2022, the Department of Education announced that, to address the heightened risk of delinquency and default caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it would provide up to $20,000 of student loan debt relief to borrowers who met certain income thresholds. Borrowers eligible for this relief were to receive up to the full $20,000 in relief if they…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Deception, Risk, Loan Repayment
Emrey-Arras, Melissa; Clark, Cheryl E.; Evans, Lawrance L., Jr. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Over the last three decades, the Direct Loan program has grown in size and complexity, with almost $1.4 trillion in outstanding federal student loans. The Direct Loan program provides financial assistance to students and their parents to help pay for postsecondary education. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review changes…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
This report examines: (1) the extent to which veterans pursue STEM degrees using Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits; (2) challenges these veterans face in obtaining a STEM degree; and (3) how VA administers the Rogers STEM scholarship. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyzed VA administrative data and interviewed officials…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Veterans, STEM Education, Barriers
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
About half of the more than $1 trillion in outstanding federal student Direct Loans are being repaid by borrowers using IDR plans. Some borrowers in IDR plans are now potentially eligible for forgiveness of their remaining loan balances after 20 or 25 years of payments. GAO was asked to review IDR forgiveness. This report examines: (1) how many…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Almost three-quarters of the nation's college students were enrolled in an education program offered at least partially online in 2020. Some colleges have contracted with third parties, known as OPMs, to help them deliver programs online and recruit students for these programs. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, College Programs
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The Department of Education disbursed nearly $112 billion in financial aid to students through various grant and loan programs in fiscal year 2021. Colleges generally provide students information about the aid for which they are eligible in financial aid offers. Students use these offers to make key decisions, including which college to attend and…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Federal Aid, Best Practices
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
If colleges provide inaccurate or misleading information about, for example, their students' ability to transfer course credits to another college or qualify for a specific certification after graduation, students may have difficulty completing their degree, finding a job in their field, or paying back their student loans. Education is responsible…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Government, Public Agencies, Compliance (Legal)
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
The Bureau of Indian Education's (BIE) mission is to provide quality education to approximately 41,000 students at 183 schools it funds on or near Indian reservations in 23 states. About two-thirds of these schools are operated by tribes and the remaining third are operated by BIE. In March 2020, all BIE schools closed their buildings in response…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Public Agencies, School Closing
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
A for-profit college may convert to nonprofit status for a variety of reasons, such as wanting to align its status and mission. However, in some cases, former owners or other insiders could improperly benefit from the conversion, which is impermissible under the Internal Revenue Code and Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Private Colleges, Taxes, Federal Legislation
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
When a college closes, it can derail the education of many students, leaving them with loans but no degree. Those who cannot complete their education may be eligible to have their federal student loans forgiven through a "closed school discharge" from the Department of Education (Education), but this process has changed in recent years.…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Closing, Paying for College, Student Loan Programs
Sherman, Tina Won; Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
At a time when student loan debt continues to mount for many, the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program--established in 2007 and administered by Education--is intended to encourage individuals to pursue careers in public service. Senate Report 116-48 included a provision for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Loan Repayment, Program Descriptions, Public Service
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
Rising college costs have outpaced federal grant aid and placed more of the financial burden on students and their families. Children's Savings Account (CSA) programs help families, especially lower-income families, save for college--and other postsecondary education--by providing financial contributions and possibly other supports. A Senate…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Money Management, Low Income Groups, Program Effectiveness
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
A for-profit college may convert to nonprofit status for a variety of reasons, such as wanting to align its status and mission. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine for-profit college conversions. This report reviews what is known about insider involvement in conversions and to what extent the Internal Revenue Service…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Organizational Change, Private Colleges, Public Agencies
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
The Department of Education (Education) gives grants to schools and organizations that provide disadvantaged students with services to help them attend college. These eight grant programs are collectively known as "TRIO," named for the original three programs. Congress provides over $1 billion each year to these programs, but Education…
Descriptors: Grants, Access to Education, Higher Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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