Publication Date: August 3, 2015

Posted Date: August 4, 2015

Subject: Notice Inviting Postsecondary Educational Institutions To Participate in Experiments Under the Experimental Sites Initiative

FR Type: Notice

FR080315 Notice Invite Post ED Institutions To Participate in Under the Experimental Sites Initiative in PDF Format, 221KB, 3 Pages


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 148 (Monday, August 3, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45964-45966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-18994]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Notice Inviting Postsecondary Educational Institutions To 
Participate in Experiments Under the Experimental Sites Initiative; 
Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs Under Title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary invites postsecondary educational institutions 
(institutions) that participate in the student financial assistance 
programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as amended (the HEA), to apply to participate in a new institution-
based experiment under the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI). Under 
the ESI, the Secretary has authority to grant waivers from certain 
title IV HEA statutory or regulatory requirements to allow a limited 
number of institutions to participate in experiments to test 
alternative methods for administering the title IV HEA programs. The 
alternative methods of title IV HEA administration that the Secretary 
is permitting under the ESI are designed to facilitate efforts by 
institutions to test certain innovative practices aimed at improving 
student outcomes and the delivery of services.
    Under this experiment, participating institutions will provide 
Federal Pell Grant funding to otherwise eligible students who are 
incarcerated in Federal or State penal institutions. Details of the 
experiment are provided below in the ``The Experiment'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Letters of application to participate in the proposed experiment 
described in this notice must be received by the Department of 
Education (the Department) no later than October 2, 2015 in order for 
an institution to receive priority to be considered for participation 
in the experiment. Institutions submitting letters that are received 
after October 2, 2015 may still, at the discretion of the Secretary, be 
considered for participation.

ADDRESSES: Letters of application must be submitted by electronic mail 
to the following email address: experimentalsites@ed.gov. For formats 
and other required information, see ``Instructions for Submitting 
Letters of Application'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Warren Farr, U.S. Department of 
Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street NE., Washington, DC 
20002. Telephone: (202) 377-4380 or by email at: Warren.Farr@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 1-
800-877-8339.

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