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Shea, Rebecca; Gambler, Rebecca – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
As of March 2018, more than 1.2 million foreign students in the United States were enrolled in 8,774 schools certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for managing SEVP, which certifies schools to enroll foreign students. Various ICE offices have a role in…
Descriptors: Deception, Student Exchange Programs, Foreign Students, Public Agencies
Ortiz, Anna Maria – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) play an important and unique role in the higher education system. For example, more than one-third of African-Americans who received a doctorate in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in 2016 obtained their undergraduate degrees from an HBCU, and many also received their doctorates…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Public Agencies
Nowicki, Jaqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
Almost 7 million children aged 3 to 21 received special education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in school year 2016-17. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review parents' use of the Individuals with IDEA dispute resolution options. This report examines (1) how often IDEA…
Descriptors: Special Education, Equal Education, Students with Disabilities, Federal Legislation
DiNapoli, Timothy J. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
The Department of Defense (DOD) spends hundreds of billions of dollars annually acquiring products and services. Since 1990, Congress and DOD have taken numerous steps to address issues related to the quality of DOD's acquisition workforce, which consists of contracting officers, cost estimators, and personnel in several other career fields. But…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Armed Forces, Public Agencies, Costs
Cosgrove, James – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
Members of Congress and others have questioned whether expanding the scope of the Medicare graduate medical education (GME) program to include nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) could help mitigate the effects of a physician shortage in the United States. A Senate Committee on Appropriations report asked the US Government…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Allied Health Personnel, Nurses, Physicians
Ortiz, Anna Maria – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
The 101 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play an important role in higher education and in their local and regional economies. Among African Americans who obtained a doctorate in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in 2005-2010, more than one-third earned their undergraduate degrees from an HBCU. The Government…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Entrepreneurship, Public Policy
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
Tax credit scholarship (TCS) programs offer state tax credits to individuals or businesses that donate to scholarship funds for students to attend private elementary and secondary schools. Through these credits, donors may reduce the amount they owe in state taxes by the full or a partial amount of their donation, depending on each program's…
Descriptors: School Choice, Tax Credits, Scholarships, Donors
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 Government Accountability Office, 2018
To help students and their families pay for higher education, the Department of Education provides billions of dollars in federal student loans each year through programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Graduate students have been eligible for Graduate PLUS (Grad PLUS) loans to help finance their…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Student Loan Programs, Graduate Students, Student Characteristics
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
Curda, Elizabeth H. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to reserve at least 15 percent of their total State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program funds to provide pre-employment transition services to help students with disabilities transition from school to work. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Financial Support, State 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)
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Research shows that students who experience discipline that removes them from the classroom are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school, and become involved in the juvenile justice system. This can result in decreased earning potential and added costs to society (lost tax revenue and incarceration). The Government Accountability Office…
Descriptors: Discipline, African American Students, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Starting in September 2017, the first borrowers became eligible and began applying to have their loans forgiven through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review the PSLF program. This report examines the (1) number of borrowers pursuing PSLF and the extent to which the…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, Public Service, Loan Repayment
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