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Title:  Investigating the Scope and Implementation of Return to Title IV Funds
Description: Students who receive federal student loan or grant aid and subsequently withdraw may be subject to a "Return of Title IV Funds" (R2T4) calculation, which can require the student or college to pay back unused aid funds to the government. Despite the potential influence of the policy on students, colleges, and the integrity of federal student aid programs, little is known about the policy's scope. Offices within the Department of Education, including Federal Student Aid and the Institute of Education Sciences, collaborated with the Office of Evaluation Sciences at the U.S. General Services Administration to better understand R2T4. The overarching goal of this evaluation is to build foundational, descriptive evidence that documents the scope of R2T4 in terms of students and colleges affected by the policy as well as associated aid amounts due and returned.
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Cover Date: September 2023
Web Release: September 12, 2023
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Publication #: NCEE 2023006
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Center/Program: NCEE
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Type of Product: Evaluation Report
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Matthew Soldner.