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Author(s):General Accounting Office
Title:Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
Short Description:GAO reviewed the title IV aid programs and higher education tax provisions designed to assist students and families.
Annotation:To assist Congress as it prepares for the reauthorization of HEA, the GAO reviewed the title IV aid programs and higher education tax provisions designed to assist students and families. This review focused on three questions: What assistance do HOPE and Lifetime Learning tax credits provide, and how do credit benefits compare to the tuition and fees that students are charged, and to title IV aid they receive, to what extent do available policy and instructions provide clear guidance about the impact of tax provisions on eligibility for title IV financial aid, and to what extent is information available to Congress about the relative effectiveness of title IV grants and loans and the HOPE and Lifetime Learning tax credits?
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