Publication Date: September 27, 2010

Posted Date: September 27, 2010

Subject: Criteria for Foreign Schools to Apply to Participate in Title IV, Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) Programs

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register: September 27, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 186)]
[Page 59241-59242]
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Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment Request.


SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or e-mailed to with a cc: to Please note that written comments received in 
response to this notice will be considered public records.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The 
OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (1) Evaluate whether 
the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 
the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those

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who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

    Dated: September 22, 2010.
Sheila Carey,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Pending.
    Title of Collection: Criteria for Foreign Schools to Apply to 
Participate in Title IV, Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) 
    OMB Control Number: 1845--NEW.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: On Occasion; Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Individuals or 
households; Not-for-profit institutions State, Local, or Tribal 
Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Education Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,364.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 513.
    Abstract: These regulations (34 CFR 600.54, 600.55, 600.57) propose 
changes to aspects of foreign school criteria for eligibility to apply 
for participation in Title IV, HEA programs (demonstrate method of 
determining academic work in a non-degree program is equivalent to the 
definition of an academic year that is required for domestic schools 
and to report the language in which instruction will be offered); 
changes to reporting requirements for foreign graduate medical schools 
(Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)) scores for incoming students 
and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores for 
graduates) and new reporting requirements for foreign nursing schools 
(National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-
RN)) scores, as well as new requirements for obtaining consent forms 
from US students attending foreign medical and nursing schools to 
gather such scores.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from the Web site at
or from the Department's website at, by selecting the "Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4289. 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 the Internet address 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. [FR Doc. 2010-24149 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000-01-P


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