Posted Date: June 08, 2009

Author: Dan Madzelan, Office of Postsecondary Education

Subject: Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking Fields Hearings and Public Forums

The purpose of this Electronic Announcement is to remind the public of the three public hearings that will be held by the Department in preparation for the next set of negotiated rulemaking sessions for the Title IV student assistance programs. It also provides a reminder of the two special public forums that will be held the day following each of the negotiated rulemaking hearings. The announcement also clarifies the dates for each of the meetings.

On May 26, 2009, we published a notice in the Federal Register announcing our intention to establish negotiated rulemaking committees, and the three related public hearings where interested parties may suggest issues that should be considered for action by the negotiating committees. We also announced that on the day after each of the three hearings, we will be conducting two special forums to discuss (1) how changes to the Department's financial aid communications and processes (including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could improve college planning, preparation and access; and (2) how best to leverage federal postsecondary programs to foster student educational persistence and degree attainment.

Dates and Locations

Public Hearings -

The Negotiated Rulemaking public hearings will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., local time on the following dates and at the following locations:

  • June 15, 2009
    Community College of Denver
    Tivoli Student Union
    900 Auraria Parkway
    Denver, CO
    Auraria Higher Education Center

  • June 18, 2009
    University of Arkansas
    Donaghey Student Center
    Ledbetter Assembly Hall
    Rooms B & C
    2801 S. University Avenue
    Little Rock, AR
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    Campus Map

  • June 22, 2009
    Community College of Philadelphia
    Center for Business & Industry
    C2-28 Lecture Room
    18th & Callowhill Streets
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Campus Map

Forum Meetings -

The public forums on Financial Aid Simplification and Fostering Student Persistence and Degree Attainment will run concurrently from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., local time on the following dates and at the following locations:

  • June 16, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Community College of Denver
    Tivoli Student Union
    Room 440/540 - Adirondacks, and
    Room 444 - Loraine Good
    900 Auraria Parkway
    Denver, CO
    Auraria Higher Education Center

  • June 19, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    University of Arkansas
    Donaghey Student Center
    Ledbetter Assembly Hall
    Rooms B & C
    2801 S. University Avenue
    Little Rock, AR
    Google Map
    Campus Map

  • June 23, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Community College of Philadelphia
    Center for Business & Industry
    C2-28 Lecture Room, and
    C3-5 Conference Room
    18th & Callowhill Streets
    Philadelphia, PA
    Google Map
    Campus Map

If you are unable to attend a hearing and would like to submit written comments, please send them to our E-mail address at negreg09@ed.gov.

For general information on negotiated rulemaking, see The Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Title IV Regulations, Frequently Asked Questions.

 

   

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