Publication Date: September 29, 2017

Posted Date: September 29, 2017

Subject: Updated Waivers Authorized Under the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (HEROES Act)

FR Type: Notice

Updated Waivers Authorized Under the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (HEROES Act), in PDF Format, 227KB, 7 Pages


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 188 (Friday, September 29, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 45465-45471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [http://www.gpo.gov/]
[FR Doc No: 2017-20844]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Parts 668, 674, 682, and 685

Federal Student Aid Programs (Student Assistance General 
Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan 
Program, and the Federal Direct Loan Program)

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Updated waivers and modifications of statutory and regulatory 
requirements.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary is issuing updated waivers and modifications of 
statutory and regulatory requirements governing the Federal student 
financial aid programs under the authority of the Higher Education 
Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (HEROES Act). The HEROES 
Act requires the Secretary to publish a document in the Federal 
Register announcing the waivers or modifications of statutory or 
regulatory requirements applicable to the student financial assistance 
programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended 
(HEA), to assist individuals who are performing qualifying military 
service, and individuals who are affected by a disaster, war or other 
military operation, or national emergency, as described in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

DATES: The waivers and modifications begin on September 29, 2017. The 
waivers and modifications in this document expire on September 30, 
2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For provisions related to the title IV 
loan programs (Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education 
Loan (FFEL) Program, and Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program): 
Barbara Hoblitzell, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. 
SW., Room 6W253, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 453-7583 or by 
email: Barbara.Hoblitzell@ed.gov or Brian Smith, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Room 7E222, Washington, DC 20202. 
Telephone: (202) 453-7440 or by email: Brian.Smith@ed.gov. For other 
provisions: Wendy Macias, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Ave. SW., Room 6C111, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 203-9155 
or by email: Wendy.Macias@ed.gov.

    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
 

Attachments/Enclosures:

Updated Waivers Authorized Under the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (HEROES Act), in PDF Format, 227KB, 7 Pages

   

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