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Federal Student Aid and Other Higher Education Programs and Operations

    Internal Reports (ED, FSA Oversight of Higher Education Programs and Program Participants)
    Listed by Date Issued

    Subject

    Report Title

    Report Number

    Date
    Issued

    Link to Report

    Enterprise Risk Management

    Federal Student Aid: Efforts to Implement Enterprise Risk Management Have Not Included All Elements of Effective Risk Management

    A05Q0007

    07/24/2018

    PDF (1.27M)

    Oversight

    U.S. Department of Education’s Recognition and Oversight of Accrediting Agencies

    A09R0003

    06/27/2018

    PDF (917K)

    Security Clearances

    Federal Student Aid’s Contractor Personnel Security Clearance Process

    A19R0003

    04/17/2018

    PDF (2.22M)

    Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    OIG’s Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

     

    03/01/2018

    PDF (574K)

    Income Driven Repayment

    The Department’s Communication Regarding the Costs of Income-Driven Repayment Plans and Loan Forgiveness Programs

    A09Q0003

    01/31/2018

    PDF (3.87M)

    Oversight

    Closure of OIG’s Evaluation of Federal Student Aid’s Acquisition Function

    A04O0015

    01/23/2018

    PDF (164K)

    Borrower Defense

    Review of Federal Student Aid's Borrower Defense to Repayment Loan Discharge Process

    I04R0003

    12/08/2017

    PDF (1.11M)

    At-Risk Schools

    Federal Student Aid’s Processes for Identifying At-Risk Title IV Schools and Mitigating Potential Harm to Students and Taxpayers

    A09Q0001

    02/24/2017

    PDF (296K)

    Borrower Information Security

    Misuse of FSA ID and the Personal Authentication Service

    X21Q0001

    09/26/2016

    PDF (4.13M)

    Information Technology

    FSA Oversight of the Development and Enhancement of Information Technology Products

    A04O0014

    06/30/2016

    PDF (450K)

    Misrepresentation Regulations

    Closure of OIG’s Audit of Federal Student Aid's Monitoring and Enforcement of Compliance with the Misrepresentation Regulations

    A03P0005

    04/28/2016

    PDF (136K)

    Perkins Loan Program

    U.S. Department of Education’s Oversight of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 Program

    A05P0002

    03/28/2016

    PDF (212K)

    Loan Servicers

    Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

     

    02/29/2016

    PDF

    FSA Data Systems

    Functionality of the Debt Management Collection System 2 (DMCS2)

    A02N0004

    11/05/2015

    PDF (20.5M)

    Oversight

    Federal Student Aid’s Oversight of Schools Participating in the Title IV Programs

    A03L0001

    09/29/2015

    PDF (1.11M)

    FSA Data Systems

    Review of Debt Management Collection System 2 (DMCS2) Implementation

    A04N0004

    08/24/2015

    PDF (528K)

    Audit Followup

    Followup Process for External Audits in Federal Student Aid

    A19P0001

    06/17/2015

    PDF (665K)

    Pell Grant Program

    Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Limit

    A06O0002

    03/31/2015

    PDF (111K)

    Incentive Compensation Ban

    Federal Student Aid's Oversight of Schools' Compliance with the Incentive Compensation Ban

    A05N0012

    03/24/2015

    PDF (232K)

    Student Loan Debt

    U.S. Department of Education’s Administration of Student Loan Debt and Repayment

    A09N0011

    12/11/2014

    PDF (416K)

    Discretionary Grants

    The Office of Postsecondary Education Duplication of Effort with Discretionary Grants

    A06N0002

    09/30/2014

    PDF (732K)

    Direct Assessment Programs

    Direct Assessment Programs: Processes for Identifying Risks and Evaluating Applications for Title IV Eligibility Need Strengthening to Better Mitigate Risks Posed to the Title IV Programs

    A05N0004

    09/30/2014

    PDF (353K)

    Guaranty Agencies

    Oversight of Guaranty Agencies During the Phase-Out of the Federal Family Education Loan Program

    A06L0003

    09/29/2014

    PDF (401K)

    Private Collection Agencies

    Review of Federal Student Aid's Oversight and Monitoring of Private Collection Agency and Guaranty Agency Security Controls

    X11N0003

    09/22/2014

    PDF (363K)

    Private Collection Agencies

    Handling of Borrower Complaints Against Private Collection Agencies

    A06M0012

    07/11/2014

    PDF (5.04M)

    Debit Cards

    Third-Party Servicer Use of Debit Cards to Deliver Title IV Funds

    X09N0003

    03/10/2014

    PDF (542K)

    School Closures

    Federal Student Aid’s Plans for School Closures by a For-Profit Entity

    I13N0001

    02/28/2014

    PDF (547K)

    Distance Education

    Title IV of the Higher Education Act Programs: Additional Safeguards Are Needed to Help Mitigate the Risks That Are Unique to the Distance Education Environment

    A07L0001

    02/21/2014

    PDF (559K)

    Borrower Information Security

    PIN Security Vulnerabilities

    X21L0002

    09/30/2013

    PDF (1.70M)

    Loan Servicers

    Federal Student Aid's Award and Administration of the Title IV Additional Servicers Contracts

    A02L0006

    08/20/2013

    PDF (1.12M)

    For-Profit Schools

    Transparency of Proprietary Schools’ Financial Statement Data for Federal Student Aid Programmatic Decisionmaking

    A09L0001

    07/23/2013

    PDF (349K)

    Private Collection Agencies

    Federal Student Aid Paid Private Collection Agencies Based on Estimates

    L02N0002

    05/15/2013

    PDF (356K)

    Private Collection Agencies

    Verbal Complaints Against Private Collection Agencies

    L06M0012

    05/08/2013

    PDF (78K)

    Student Aid Fraud Rings

    Student Aid Fraud Ring Assessment

    X18M0001

    01/17/2013

    PDF (2.12M)

    FSA Data Systems

    Debt Management Collection System- 2 (DMCS-2)

    L02M0008

    12/13/2012

    PDF (452K)

    Gainful Employment

    Department's Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Gainful Employment.

    A19L0002

    06/21/2012

    PDF (1.25M)

    Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

    U.S. Department of Education's Process for Ensuring Compliance by Institutions of Higher Education With the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Requirements.

    I13L0002

    03/14/2012

    PDF (555K)

    Foreign Medical Schools

    Federal Student Aid's Oversight of Foreign Medical School Pass Rates

    A19L0004

    01/30/2012

    PDF (6.81M)

    Loan Servicers

    Title IV Additional Servicers Capacity Assessment

    S15L0001

    12/15/2011

    PDF (3.99M)

    Student Aid Fraud Rings

    Distance Education Fraud Rings

    L42L0001

    09/26/2011

    PDF (1.11M)

    Guaranty Agencies

    Survey of Federal Student Aid Contracts and Guaranty Agency Agreements that Provide Information Technology Support or Services

    X11L0002

    09/12/2011

    PDF (104K)

    Financial Responsibility

    Review of Federal Student Aid's Monitoring of Financial Responsibility

    I13K0001

    03/28/2011

    PDF (613K)

    Lobbying Restrictions

    Review of the U.S. Department of Education's Outreach Activities Related to the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 for Compliance with Restrictions on Use of Appropriated Funds for Lobbying

    I13K0003

    12/29/2010

    PDF(501K)

    FSA Data Systems

    Security Controls for Data Protection over the Virtual Data Center

    A11J0006

    09/29/2010

    PDF (133K)

    FSA Data Systems

    System Application Controls over the Financial Management System

    A11J0005

    09/28/2010

    PDF (661K)

    Direct Loan Program

    Federal Student Aid’s Efforts to Ensure the Effective Processing of Student Loans Under the Direct Loan Program

    X19K0008

    09/16/2010

    PDF (145K)

    Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act (ECASLA)

    Federal Student Aid's Controls Over Loan Purchases Under the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008

    A03J0005

    07/02/2010

    PDF (1.27M)

    FSA Data Systems

    COD Processing Capacity

    N/A

    06/30/2010

    PDF (39K)

    ECASLA

    Reporting Requirements for the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008 Loan Purchase Programs Have Not Been Met

    L03K0004

    06/04/2010

    PDF (2.88M)

    Accrediting Agency

    Review of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools’ Standards for Program Length

    X13J0003

    05/24/2010

    PDF (914K)

    ECASLA

    Closure of Office of Inspector General Audit of the Characteristics of Loans Purchased under the Authority of the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008

    A03K0001

    04/30/2010

    PDF (48K)

    Ability to Benefit Test

    Weaknesses in the regulations and guidelines for Department of Education approved publishers of the Ability-to-Benefit Test

    X11J0002

    01/25/2010

    PDF (950K)

    Definition of High School Diploma

    Definition of a High School Diploma as a Condition for Receiving Federal Student Aid

    X11K0001

    01/25/2010

    PDF 18.5M)

    Accrediting Agency

    The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools' Decision to Accredit American Intercontinental University.

    L13J0006

    12/17/2009

    PDF (305K)

    Accrediting Agency

    Review of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's Standards for Program Length.

    I13J0005,

    12/14/2009

    PDF (255K)

    Accrediting Agency

    Review of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges' Standards for Program Length

    I13J0004

    11/24/2009

    PDF (78K)

    Direct Loan Program

    U.S. Department of Education’s Oversight of the Direct Loan Program

    X19I0006

    11/24/2009

    PDF (84K)

    Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers

    Review of the Office of Postsecondary Education's Actions to Address Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Centers Grantees That Did Not Serve the Number of Participants They Were Funded to Serve in Fiscal Years 2003-07

    I13I0007

    09/30/2009

    PDF (3.2M)

    Enterprise Risk Management

    Review of Federal Student Aid's Enterprise Risk Management Program.

    I13I0005

    05/05/2009

    PDF (80K)

    Guaranty Agencies, Lenders, Servicers

    Federal Student Aid's Oversight and Monitoring of Guaranty Agencies, Lenders, and Servicers Needs Improvement

    A20I0001

    04/29/2009

    PDF (426K)

    Performance Based Organization

    Federal Student Aid's Performance as a Performance-Based Organization

    A19H0008

    12/11/2008

    PDF (2.31M)

    Improper Payments

    Federal Student Aid's Estimation of Improper Payments in the Federal Family Education Loan Program

    A09H0015

    09/25/2008

    PDF (24K)

    Talent Search/Educational Opportunity Grant Centers

    Review of the Office of Postsecondary Education's Awarding of Prior Experience Points in the 2006 Educational Opportunity Centers and Talent Search Grant Competitions.

    I13I0001,

    09/08/2008

    PDF (3.77M)

    Academic Competitiveness Grants

    U.S. Department of Education's Process for Disbursing Academic Competitiveness Grants and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grants

    A19H0011

    08/01/2008

    PDF (1.09M)

    NSLDS

    Review of the Department's Process for Granting Access to the National Student Loan Data System

    I13H0006

    07/24/2008

    PDF (4.4M)

    Financial Disclosure Forms

    Review of the Department's Public Financial Disclosure Reports for Employees Responsible for Oversight of the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

    I13H0005

    03/12/2008

    PDF (398K)

    FSA Data Systems

    Resolution of Institutional Student Information Report/Student Aid Report C Codes Generated by the Central Processing System's Edit Check Process

    A04G0002

    01/09/2008

    PDF (3.71M)

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    School-specific Reports
    Listed by Date Issued

    Report Title

    Report Number

    Date
    Issued

    Link to Report

    Western Governors University Was Not Eligible to Participate in the Title IV Programs

    A05M0009

    09/20/2017

    PDF (1.62M)

    SOLEX College’s Administration of Selected Aspects of the Title IV Programs

    A05O0007

    09/30/2015

    PDF (482K)

    Arkansas State University’s Administration of Selected Aspects of the Title IV Programs

    A06M0013

    09/26/2013

    PDF (168K)

    Colorado Technical University’s Administration of Title IV, Higher Education Act Student Financial Assistance Programs

    A09K0008

    09/21/2012

    PDF (711K)

    Metropolitan Community College’s Administration of the Title IV Programs

    A07K0003

    05/15/2012

    PDF(388K)

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s Administration of the Title IV Programs

    A05K0012

    03/29/2012

    PDF (512K)

    Ashford University’s Administration of the Title IV, Higher Education Act Programs

    A05I0014

    01/21/2011

    PDF (5.30M)

    Baker College's Compliance with Selected Provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and Corresponding Regulations

    A05I0012

    08/24/2010

    PDF (201K)

    National Aviation Academy – New England’s Lender Agreements

    A02J0005

    08/19/2010

    PDF (1.46M)

    Everest Institute's Lender Agreements

    A02J0001

    08/04/2010

    PDF (327K)

    Community Care College's Administration of Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs

    A06H0016

    08/26/2009

    PDF (547K)

    TUI University's Administration of Higher Education Act, Title IV Student Financial Assistance Program.

    A09I0009

    08/05/2009

    PDF (332K)

    California State University Sacramento Migrant Education High School Equivalency Program

    A09J0002

    06/17/2009

    PDF (46K)

    Gallaudet University's Internal Controls Over Federal Funds

    A03I0009

    05/20/2009

    PDF (2.06M)

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Compliance with Selected Provisions of the Law and Regulations for the Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, and Talent Search Programs

    A05I0013

    04/30/2009

    PDF (270K)

    Dallas Nursing Institute's Compliance with Selected Provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and Corresponding Regulations

    A06I0012

    04/08/2009

    PDF (73K)

    Walden University's Compliance with Selected Regulations and U.S. Department of Education Guidance

    A05H0018

    01/21/2009

    PDF (166K)

    National Technical Institute for the Deaf Federal Education Funds Expenditures

    A02I0040

    12/31/2008

    PDF (217K)

    Touro College's Title IV, Higher Education Act Programs, Institutional and Program Eligibility

    A02H0008

    10/30/2008

    PDF (394K)

    Indiana State University's Compliance with Selected Provisions of Law and Regulations for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs

    A05I0009

    07/03/2008

    PDF (188K)

    Star Technical Institute's Upper Darby School's Compliance with the 90 Percent Rule

    A03H0009

    08/15/2008

    PDF (2.3M)

    Technical Career Institutes, Inc.'s Administration of the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Family Education Loan Programs

    A02H0007

    05/19/2008

    PDF (2.3M)

    Wilberforce University's Administration of the Title IV, Higher Education Act Programs

    A05G0029

    03/21/2008

    PDF (325K)

    Capella University's Compliance with Selected Provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and Corresponding Regulations

    A05G0017

    03/07/2008

    PDF (269K)

    Gallaudet University's Compliance with Selected Aspects of Title IV of the Higher Education Act Program Requirements

    A03H0008

    02/25/2008

    PDF (49K)

    Vatterott College - Des Moines' Compliance with Selected Provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and Corresponding Regulations

    A07H0018

    02/21/2008

    PDF 123K)

    Herzing College-Madison's Compliance with Selected Provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and Corresponding Regulations

    A05H0015

    01/18/2008

    PDF (60K)



    Accrediting Agency, Servicer, Lender, Guaranty Agency, Collection Agency, Other Contractor-Specific Reports
    Listed by Date Issued

    Subject

    Report Title

    Report Number

    Date
    Issued

    Link to Report

    Competency-Based Education

    The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission Could Improve Its Evaluation of Competency-Based Education Programs to Help the Department Ensure Programs are Properly Classified for Title IV Purposes

    A5P0013

    08/02/2016

    PDF (421K)

    FSA Data
    Systems

    Functionality of the Debt Management Collection System 2 (DMCS2)

    A02N0004

    11/05/2015

    PDF (2.05M

    Competency-Based Education

    The Higher Learning Commission Could Improve Its Evaluation of Competency-Based Education Programs to Help the Department Ensure the Programs Are Properly Classified for Title IV Purposes

    A05O0010

    09/30/2015

    PDF (276K)

    FSA
    Data Systems

    Review of Debt Management Collection System 2 (DMCS2) Implementation

    A04N0004

    08/24/2015

    PDF (528K)

    Debit Cards

    Third-Party Servicer Use of Debit Cards to Deliver Title IV Funds.

    X09N0003

    03/10/2014

    PDF (542K)

    FSA
    Data Systems

    Debt Management Collection System 2 (DMCS2)

    L02M0008

    12/13/2012

    PDF (425K)

    ECASLA

    Sallie Mae, Inc.'s Compliance with Selected Requirements of the Loan Participation Purchase Program Authorized by the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008

    A02K0002

    05/13/2011

    PDF (245K)

    Compliance Agreement

    Educational Credit Management Corporation’s 2006 Agreement with the United States Department of Education

    A05K0001

    03/03/2011

    PDF (228K

    ECASLA

    Wells Fargo Bank, National Association's Management of Collection Account Funds and Oversight Activities under the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans

    A04J0019

    02/03/2011

    PDF (187K)

    ECASLA

    Zions First National Bank's Management of Collection Account Funds and Oversight Activities Under the ECASLA Loan Participation Purchase Program

    A09J0009

    10/18/2010

    PDF (225K)

    Lender Inducements

    Lender Agreements between Sallie Mae and Student Loan Xpress and Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Contained Inducements

    L02K0001

    07/9/2010

    PDF 520K)

    Lender Inducements

    Carnegie Student Loans’ Compliance with Lender Inducement Provisions

    A05I0026

    02/24/2010

    PDF (299K)

    ECALSA

    Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.'s Compliance with Selected Requirements of the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008

    A05J0013

    12/15/2009

    PDF (60K)

    Special Allowance Payments

    Special Allowance Payments to Sallie Mae's Subsidiary, Nellie Mae, for Loans Funded by Tax-Exempt Obligations

    A03I0006

    08/03/2009

    PDF (1.0M)

    Special Allowance Payments

    Special Allowance Payments to the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation for Loans Made or Acquired with the Proceeds of Tax-Exempt Obligations

    A05I0011

    05/28/2009

    PDF (217K)

    Lender Compliance

    Fifth Third Bank's Eligible Lender Trustee Agreements Compliance with Lender Provisions of the Higher Education Act and Monitoring of Entities With Which It Has Agreements

    A09H0017

    01/05/2009

    PDF (3.47M)



   
Last Modified: 09/21/2018