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The following glossary listing contains definitions/descriptions of terms that are related to Federal student aid Title IV programs and/or acronyms..

The terms are listed according to alphabetical order. You can select the All link to view a listing of all of the glossary terms, or you may select the letter equal to the first letter of the term.


  • QA

    Quality Assurance Program (Authorized by Section 487A of the HEA)
  • QC

    Quality Control
  • Qualified Education Benefit

    A qualified tuition program (as in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) or other prepaid tuition plan offered by a state; and a Coverdell education savings account (as defined in section 530(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986).
  • Qualified Opinion (Auditor's)

    Auditor's statement that, except for the effects of the matter to which a qualification relates, the financial statements fairly present financial position, results of operations, and cash flows in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. (See also, Unqualified Opinion.)
  • Qualified Professional Provider of Early Intervention Services

    A provider of services as defined in section 632 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Qualifying National Guard Duty

    Service as a member of the National Guard on full-time National Guard duty under a call to active service authorized by the President or the Secretary of Defense for a period of more than 30 consecutive days in connection with a war, other military operation, or a national emergency declared by the President and supported by federal funds.
  • Questioned Cost

    A cost that is questioned by the auditor because of an audit finding, e.g. (a) a cost that resulted from a violation or possible violation of a statute, regulation, or the terms and conditions of a Federal award, including for funds used to match Federal funds; (b) costs that at the time of the audit, are not supported by adequate documentation; or (c) costs that appear unreasonable and do not reflect the actions a prudent person would take in the circumstances.
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