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Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2014
For more than a decade, college prices have been rising consistently and have continued to rise at a gradual pace after the Stafford loan limit increases were enacted in 2008 and 2009. However, it is difficult to determine if a direct relationship exists between increases in college prices and the Stafford loan limit increases because of the…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Although a postsecondary education is vitally important to many individuals and the nation's ability to compete globally, high college tuition rates are prompting concerns that it may remain an elusive goal for some. To help students finance their education, Congress recently raised the ceiling on the amount individual students can borrow under…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Student Loan Programs, Tuition
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
Over the past few decades, the cost of tuition, room, and board for undergraduate students has increased, making it more difficult for some students and families to afford the cost of college. While students have historically relied on federal loans and grants and family contributions to pay for college, a growing number have turned to private…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Paying for College, Private Sector, Banking
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2008
In 2002, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that veteran students were awarded similar amounts of Title IV aid as nonveteran students, and veterans' total federal aid was greater when Chapter 30 GI benefits were included. This report responds to request from the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Committee on Veterans' Affairs…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Students, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid