Publication Date: July 31, 2018

Posted Date: July 31, 2018

Subject: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Institutional Accountability Regulations, including Defense to Repayment, under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

FR Type: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Institutional Accountability Regulations, including Defense to Repayment, under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in PDF 1,242KB, 89 Pages


[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 147 (Tuesday, July 31, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 37242-37330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15823]

[[Page 37241]]

Vol. 83

Tuesday,

No. 147

July 31, 2018

Part III

 Department of Education

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34 CFR Parts 668, 674, 682, et al.


 Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, 
Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal 
Direct Loan Program; Proposed Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 147 / Tuesday, July 31, 2018 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Parts 668, 674, 682, and 685

RIN 1840-AD26
[Docket ID ED-2018-OPE-0027]


Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan 
Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford 
Federal Direct Loan Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary proposes to create Institutional Accountability 
regulations that would amend the regulations governing the William D. 
Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to establish a Federal 
standard for evaluating and a process for adjudicating borrower 
defenses to repayment for loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 
2019, and provide for actions the Secretary may take to collect from 
schools financial losses due to successful borrower defense to 
repayment discharges. The Secretary also proposes to withdraw (i.e. 
rescind) certain amendments to the regulations already published but 
not yet effective.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before August 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not 
accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after 
the comment period. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, 
please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the 
Docket ID at the top of your comments.
    If you are submitting comments electronically, we strongly 
encourage you to submit any comments or attachments in Microsoft Word 
format. If you must submit a comment in Adobe Portable Document Format 
(PDF), we strongly encourage you to convert the PDF to print-to-PDF 
format or to use some other commonly used searchable text format. 
Please do not submit the PDF in a scanned format. Using a print-to-PDF 
format allows the Department to electronically search and copy certain 
portions of your submissions.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to 
submit your comments electronically. Information on using 
Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, 
submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site 
under "Help."
     Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: The 
Department strongly encourages commenters to submit their comments 
electronically. However, if you mail or deliver your comments about the 
proposed regulations, address them to Jean-Didier Gaina, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Mail Stop 294-20, 
Washington, DC 20202.
    Privacy Note: The Department's policy is to make comments received 
from members of the public available for public viewing on the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should 
be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish 
to make publicly available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information related to   Borrower Defenses to Repayment, Pre-dispute Arbitration Agreements,   Internal Dispute Processes, and Guaranty Agency Fees, Barbara   Hoblitzell at (202) 453-7583 or by email at: Barbara.Hoblitzell@ed.gov or Annmarie Weisman at (202) 453-6712 or by email at: Annmarie.Weisman@ed.gov. For information related to False Certification   Loan Discharge, and Closed School Loan Discharge, Brian Smith at (202)   453-7440 or by email at: Brian.Smith@ed.gov. For information regarding   Financial Responsibility and Institutional Accountability, John Kolotos   at (202) 453-7646 or by email at: John.Kolotos@ed.gov. For information  regarding Recalculation of Subsidized Usage Periods and Interest   Accrual, Ian Foss at (202) 377-3681 or by email at: Ian.Foss@ed.gov.      If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text   telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at   (800) 877-8339.

 

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