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Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2022
This flash report presents the finding concerning duplicate Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant awards to institutions of higher education. It includes a recommendation to enhance the U.S. Department of Education's (Department) ability to prevent, identify, and correct duplicate HEERF grant awards. While analyzing HEERF program…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Emergency Programs, Grants, Higher Education
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2022
The Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-452), as amended, requires that the Inspector General report semiannually to the Congress on the activities of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) during the 6-month periods ending March 31 and September 30. This Semiannual Report presents the activities and accomplishments of the U.S. Department…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Government, Public Agencies, Federal Aid
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2022
The objective of the audit presented in this report was to determine whether the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) has an adequate process in place to ensure that institutions of higher education (schools) use Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant funds appropriately and that performance goals are met. The audit covered OPE's…
Descriptors: Colleges, Grants, Resource Allocation, Audits (Verification)
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The objective of this inspection was to describe Federal Student Aid's (FSA) control activities over institutional processes for completing verification and reporting verification results in accordance with Federal requirements. The inspection covered award years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018). It was found that FSA…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Audits (Verification), Public Agencies, Compliance (Legal)
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The objectives of this inspection were to determine (1) the U.S. Department of Education's (Department) process for assessing the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and School's (ACICS) compliance with Federal regulatory criteria for recognition, and (2) what evidence the Department considered in its review of selected recognition…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Private Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Recognition (Achievement)
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
This flash report apprises the U.S. Department of Education (Department) of the risk that the Puerto Rico Department of Education (Puerto Rico DOE) used Department program funds for payroll costs related to inactive employees from 2007 to 2020. An ongoing audit of the Puerto Rico DOE's administration of the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Wages, Expenditures, Emergency Programs
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The objective of this audit was to determine the extent to which the U.S. Department of Education (Department) had processes for ensuring that Federal Student Aid's (FSA) fiscal year (FY) 2020-2024 strategic goals, objectives, and related performance indicators were effective. The audit covered FSA's strategic planning and related activities from…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Strategic Planning, Audits (Verification)
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Department of Education (Department) is providing adequate oversight of grantee performance and funds awarded under the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program and is ensuring that State educational agencies (SEA) are meeting reporting requirements as established by the Every…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Grants, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The audit objective for this report was to determine whether the Ohio Department of Education (Ohio Education) and selected Ohio local educational agencies (LEAs) have sufficient internal controls to ensure that individualized education programs (IEPs) are developed in accordance with Federal and State requirements for children with disabilities…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Charter Schools, Virtual Schools, Individualized Education Programs
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The objective of the audit was to determine if Remington College used the Student Aid (Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.425E) and Institutional (ALN 84.425F) portions of its Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant funds for allowable and intended purposes. The audit covered Remington College's use of HEERF funds from the grant award…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Grants
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The objective of this audit was to determine whether Lincoln College of Technology (Lincoln) used the Student Aid (Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.425E) and Institutional (ALN 84.425F) portions of its Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) funds for allowable and intended purposes. The authors also reviewed Lincoln's cash management…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Expenditures, Grants, Federal Aid
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The purpose of this flash report is to share with the U.S. Department of Education (Department) observations made by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) concerning grantees and subgrantees inconsistently reporting audit data on Department subprograms, or unique components of a program, to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC), the designated…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Grants, Audits (Verification), Financial Audits
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The objective of this audit was to determine whether the U.S. Department of Education's (Department) overall information technology (IT) security programs and practices were effective as they relate to Federal information security requirements. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the focus of the audit was solely on Departmental Systems. This year the focus…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Information Security
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The objective of this review was to evaluate the results of Federal Student Aid's (FSA) process for suspending involuntary collection and refunding payments involuntarily collected on defaulted Department-held loans in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The information presented in this report was obtained and analyzed through interviews,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, COVID-19, Pandemics
Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education, 2021
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It authorized more than $2 trillion to battle Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its economic effects. The CARES Act provides $31 billion for an Education Stabilization Fund to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, domestically or…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, COVID-19
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