Publication Date: August 23, 2012

Posted Date: August 23, 2012

Subject: Student Assistance General Provisions--Student Right To Know

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 164 (Thursday, August 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 51021]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20775]
 
 
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
 
 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Federal 
Student Aid; Student Assistance General Provisions--Student Right To 
Know
 
SUMMARY: The proposed changes to the current regulations require 
institutions to disclose the employment and placement rate, retention 
rate of first-time, full-time undergraduate students, and completion 
and graduation rate data disaggregated by gender, race, and grant or 
loan assistance in addition to the currently required reporting to 
prospective and enrolled students and employees.
 
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 22, 2012.
 
ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding burden and/or the collection 
activity requirements should be electronically mailed to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Copies of the 
proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link 
and by clicking on link number 04924. When you access the information 
collection, click on ``Download Attachments'' to view. Written requests 
for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may 
also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-
401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information 
collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
8339.
 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide 
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information 
collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office 
of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. The Department of Education is especially 
interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is 
this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; 
(2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) 
is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this 
collection on the respondents, including through the use of information 
technology. Please note that written comments received in response to 
this notice will be considered public records.
    Title of Collection: Student Assistance General Provisions--Student 
Right to Know.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0004.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 33,568.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 244,179.
    Abstract: Eligible participating post-secondary institutions are 
required to provide this Student Right-to-Know (SRK) information to all 
enrolled students, prospective students prior to their enrolling or 
entering into a financial obligation with the school as well as to 
institution's employees. This information pertains to the completion, 
graduation and post-graduate study rates for students at a given 
institution. This information must be made through publications, 
mailings and electronic media. The SRK information is made available so 
that students and prospective students can be aware of the ability of 
students at that institution to complete a course of study as well as 
find employment or continuing education opportunities upon graduation.
 
    Dated: August 20, 2012.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-20775 Filed 8-22-12; 8:45 am]
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