Publication Date: June 2001
Subject: Sample Default Management Plan
Summary: Sample Default Management Plan
Note: This Sample Default Management Plan was superseded in September 2005. The most current guidance is available in Dear Colleague Letter GEN-05-14 at http://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN0514.html.
This letter provides a sample default management plan that replaces the guidance provided in Appendix D to 34 CFR 668, "Default Reduction Measures." Appendix D will be removed from 34 CFR 668 on July 1, 2001. We stated the reason for this removal in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published on August 2, 2000 (65 FR 47590): "The information that Appendix D to part 668 contains is outdated and is no longer used for the primary purposes for which it was developed. The information can be updated more efficiently outside the regulatory process."
We have developed a "Sample Default Management Plan" (Attachment A) to replace Appendix D and to provide updated information about default reduction measures. If a school is required to use a default management plan, under 34 CFR 668.14(b)(15), because it is participating in the FFEL or Direct Loan Program for the first time or it has undergone a change of ownership, the school's implementation of the attached sample plan will satisfy those requirements. In addition, we recommend that other schools consider implementing some or all of the measures described in the sample plan.
If you need technical assistance in implementing a default management plan, or if you have comments or suggestions about the sample plan, please contact your Case Management Team (see Attachment B). Comments and suggestions will be considered during any future update of the sample default management plan.
Kay Jacks, General Manager