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Federal Registers - Final

  • 2015-10-30 (VI Final) Subject: Final Rule: Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and Federal Direct Loan Program
  • 2015-10-30 (V Final) Subject: Final Rule: Program Integrity and Improvement
  • 2014-10-31 (II Final) Subject: Final Rule: Gainful Employment
  • 2014-10-23 (Final) Subject: Direct PLUS Loans - Final Regulations
  • 2014-10-20 (Final) Subject: Final Rule; Violence Against Women Act
  • 2014-01-17 (Final) Subject: Final Regulations: Direct Loans - 150% Subsidized Loan Limit
  • 2013-11-01 (II Final) Subject: Final Rule for the Title IV Student Loan Programs
  • 2013-09-20 (Final) Subject: Final Regulations - Technical Changes
  • 2013-07-02 (Final) Subject: Pell Grant - Final Rule
  • 2013-05-16 (Final) Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; Interim Final Rule
  • 2012-11-01 (Final) Subject: Final Rule; Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • 2012-05-02 (Final) Subject: Federal Pell Grant Program - Interim Final Rule
  • 2011-12-02 (II Final) Subject: Family Educational Rights and Privacy
  • 2011-06-13 (Final) Subject: Program Integrity: Gainful Employment--Debt Measures
  • 2010-11-01 (II Final) Subject: Final; Foreign Institutions
  • 2010-10-29 (II Final) Subject: Final; Program Integrity: Gainful Employment -- New Programs
  • 2010-10-29 (Final) Subject: Program Integrity Issues; Final Rule
  • 2010-10-26 (II Final) Subject: Federal TRIO Program
  • 2009-11-23 (III Final) Subject: Student Assistance General Provisions; Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program; Federal Pell Grant Program; Academic Competitiveness Grant Program and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Program
  • 2009-10-29 (II Final) Subject: Final Rule; General and Non-Loan Programmatic Issues
  • 2009-10-29 (III Final) Subject: Final Rule; Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • 2009-10-28 (II Final) Subject: Final Rule; Institutions and Lender Requirements Relating to Education Loans, Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • 2009-10-27 (IV Final) Subject: Final Rule; Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended, and the Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies
  • 2009-05-01 (Final) Subject: ACG/SMART
  • 2008-10-23 (Final) Summary: Federal Student Loans - Final Rules
  • 2008-06-23 (III Final) Summary: The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program and Other Federal Student Aid Programs
  • 2007-11-01 (II Final) Summary: Final Rule; Federal Perkins, FFEL and Direct Loan
  • 2007-11-01 (III Final) Summary: Final Rule; Federal student aid programs
  • 2007-10-29 (Final) Summary: Final Rule; ACG and Smart Grant Program
  • 2007-09-28 (Final) Summary: Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • 2006-11-01 (III Final) Summary: These final regulations reflect the provisions of the HERA that affect students, borrowers, postsecondary educational institutions, lenders, and other program participants in the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the HEA.
  • 2006-11-01 (IV Final) These final regulations for the ACG and National SMART Grant programs specify the eligibility requirements for a student to apply for and receive an award under these programs for the 2007-2008 award year. For regulations that will take effect for the 2008-2009 award year and subsequent award years, the Secretary intends to conduct negotiated rulemaking, as required under section 492 of the HEA.
  • 2006-08-09 (III Final) Summary: Interim Final Regulations Resulting from the HERA
  • 2006-07-03 (III Final) Summary: Interim Final Regulations for the ACG and National SMART Grant Programs
  • 2005-11-07 (Final) Federal Perkins loan, Work-study, and supplemental educational opportunity grant programs- Natural Disaster Student Aid Fairness Act; campus-based aid reallocation; statutory and regulatory provisions waivers
  • 2005-03-21 (Final) Final regulations remove all references to points in the selection criteria the Department of Education (Department) uses tonevaluate applications submitted under the higher education discretionary grant programs.
  • 2004-04-21 (V Final) Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; Final Rule
  • 2004-03-16 (Final) Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended (HEA); Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program; Student Assistance General Provisions; Federal Perkins Loan Program; Federal Work-Study Programs; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program; Federal Family Education Loan Program; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; Federal Pell Grant Program; and National Early Intervention Scholarship and Partnership Program.
  • 2003-12-31 (Final) Technical corrections to the regulations governing the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins) Program, the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.
  • 2003-02-19 (Final) Summary: These regulations implement for the Department of Education the provisions for administrative wage garnishment in the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA).
  • 2002-11-01 (03 Final) Final; Federal Student Aid Programs
  • 2002-10-31 (IV Final) FINAL RULE; STUDENT ASSISTANCE GENERAL PROVISIONS ANNUAL SECURITY REPORTS
  • 2001-08-21 (III Final) Technical Corrections to November 1, 2000 Perkins, FFEL and Direct Loan Programs.
  • 2001-06-29 (IV Final) Notice of the annual updates to the income contingent repayment (ICR)n plan formula.
  • 2001-06-29 (III Final) Final Rule; Correction's and changes incorporate technical corrections to the existing FFEL and Direct Loan Programs.
  • 2001-06-26 (V Final) Final Rule; Federal Work-Study Programs, FSEOG, and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program
  • 2001-05-23 (Final) Campus-Based Reallocation Form E-40-4P
  • 2000-11-01 (06 Final) Loan Forgiveness
  • 2000-11-01 (10 Final) Loan Discharge Issues
  • 2000-11-01 (03 Final) Special Leap Program
  • 2000-11-01 (07 Final) Summary: Cohort Default Rates
  • 2000-11-01 (09 Final) General Provisions
  • 2000-11-01 (05 Final) FFEL Program
  • 2000-11-01 (04 Final) Perkins Loan Program
  • 2000-11-01 (Final) Summary: Perkins Loan Program
  • 2000-11-01 (Final) Special Leap Program
  • 2000-07-06 (05 Final) Final Rule; Family Educational Rights and Privacy
  • 2000-06-22 (Final) Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, and State Student Incentive Grant Program
  • 2000-04-27 (III Final) Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs; Final Rule and Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 2000
  • 2000-04-06 (Final) Federal Perkins Loan Program
  • 1999-11-01 (III Final) Final Rule: FFELP and Direct Loan Program Common Provisions
  • 1999-11-01 (IX Final) Final Rule: Consumerism.
  • 1999-11-01 (IV Final) Final Rule; Cohort Default Rates.
  • 1999-11-01 (VII Final) Final Rule: Refunds (Return of Title IV Aid)
  • 1999-10-29 (V Final) Final Rule; Guaranty Agencies and FFEL Program Lenders
  • 1999-10-29 (IV Final) Final Rule; Institutional Eligibility
  • 1999-10-28 (VI Final) Final Rule: Pell and Campus-Based Programs
  • 1999-10-28 (VII Final) Final Rule: Federal Perkins Loan Program
  • 1999-10-27 (IV Final) Final Rule: Direct Loan Interest Rate Reduction
  • 1999-10-25 (IV Final) Final Rule: Peace Corps Deferments and Perkins Loan
  • 1999-10-22 (VI Final) Final Rule: Student Eligibility
  • 1999-10-20 (III Final) Final Rule: Accrediting Agencies
  • 1999-08-24 (IV Final) Final Rule: Direct Loan Origination Fee Reduction
  • 1999-05-28 (V Final) The Secretary amends the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations, 34 CFR Part 685. This amendment deletes Appendix A of these regulations and cross-references to Appendix A within Part 685. Future updates to the information in Appendix A of 34 CFR Part 685 will be published in the Federal Register as an annual notice.
  • 1999-04-16 (II Final) This document contains corrections and other technical changes to the final regulations for the Federal Family Education Loan Program in 34 CFR Part 682. The regulations govern the Federal Stafford Loan Program, the Federal Supplemental Loans for Students (Federal SLS) Program, the Federal PLUS Program and the Federal Consolidation Loan Program, collectively referred to as the Federal Family Education Loan Programs.
  • 1999-03-18 (III Final) The Secretary amends the regulations governing the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program to incorporate changes made by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. These final regulations are needed to reflect changes made by recently enacted legislation.
  • 1998-10-22 (III Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations, to permit a school to appeal its Direct Loan Program cohort rate or weighted average cohort rate on the basis of improper servicing or collection of the Direct Loans included in that rate. The Secretary also clarifies when a school's rate is considered final.
  • 1998-10-01 (V Final) The Secretary amends the regulations governing the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (title IV, HEA programs). The Secretary makes these changes in response to the national need to improve student achievement in mathematics by providing for an additional waiver of the FWS institutional-share requirement for mathematics tutors of children who are in elementary school through the ninth grade.
  • 1998-07-29 (III Final) The Secretary amends the Institutional Eligibility and Student Assistance General Provisions regulations. These technical amendments are necessary to correct cross-references, delete references to programs that are no longer funded, and make a number of nomenclature changes that provide the correct names of various Title IV, HEA programs.
  • 1998-07-28 (IV Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations. These technical amendments are necessary to correct citations and typographical errors, to clarify regulatory language, and to add Office of Management and Budget control numbers.
  • 1998-07-20 (III Final) These regulations contain revised income percentage factors for the income contingent repayment plan, a repayment plan available in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. The regulations also contain updated sample income contingent repayment amounts for single and married or head-of-household borrowers at various income and debt levels.
  • 1998-06-26 (Final) The Secretary amends the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program regulations to add the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number to certain sections of the regulations. These sections contain information collection requirements approved by OMB. The Secretary takes this action to inform the public that these requirements have been approved and affected parties must comply with them.
  • 1997-11-28 (III Final) The Secretary amends the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program regulations, 34 CFR Part 682, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations, 34 CFR Part 685, to modify requirements in these programs. These modifications eliminate certain differences in the requirements of the FFEL and Direct Loan programs and reduce burden.
  • 1997-11-28 (IV Final) The Secretary amends the regulations governing the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (title IV, HEA programs). The Secretary makes these changes in response to the President's ``America Reads Challenge'' by providing for an additional waiver of the FWS institutional-share requirement for tutors in a family literacy program that provides services to families with preschool age children or children who are in elementary school.
  • 1997-11-25 (IV Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations (34 CFR part 668) to revise Subparts B and K and add a new Subpart L. These final regulations improve the Secretary's oversight of institutions participating in programs authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (title IV, HEA programs), by revising the standards of financial responsibility to provide a more accurate and comprehensive measure of an institution's financial condition. The regulations reflect the Secretary's commitment to ensuring institutional accountability and protecting the Federal interest while imposing the least possible burden on participating institutions.
  • 1997-07-01 (IV Final) These regulations contain revised income percentage factors for the income contingent repayment plan, a repayment plan available in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. In addition, these regulations contain updated sample income contingent repayment amounts for single and married or head-of-household borrowers at various income and debt levels.
  • 1996-11-29 (Final) The Secretary amends the regulations governing the student financial assistance programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (title IV, HEA programs). These programs include the campus-based programs (Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs), the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Programs, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, the Federal Pell Grant Program, the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) Program, and the National Early Intervention Scholarship and Partnership (NEISP) Program. These regulations further the implementation of Department of Education (Department) initiatives to reduce burden and improve program accountability. They clarify and consolidate current policies and requirements, improve the delivery of title IV, HEA program funds to students and institutions, and further protect students and the Federal fiscal interest.
  • 1996-11-29 (Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations by revising requirements for compliance audits and audited financial statements, revising the two-year performance exemption to the refund reserve requirement, and adding financial responsibility standards for foreign schools. These final regulations improve the Secretary's oversight of institutions participating in programs authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The final regulations do not contain changes to the general standards of financial responsibility, which will be considered further by the Secretary.
  • 1996-11-27 (VIII Final) The Secretary amends the regulations governing the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. The FFEL regulations govern the Federal Stafford Loan Program, the Federal Supplemental Loans for Students (Federal SLS) Program, the Federal PLUS Program, and the Federal Consolidation Loan Program, collectively referred to as the Federal Family Education Loan Program and authorized by Title IV, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The Secretary is making changes to the due diligence requirements for lenders and guaranty agencies participating in the FFEL Program.
  • 1996-11-27 (VI Final) The Secretary amends the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program regulations. These final regulations are needed to implement changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) giving the Secretary additional powers to assure the safety of Federal reserve funds and assets maintained by guaranty agencies insuring educational loans under the FFEL Program. The regulations establish conflicts of interest restrictions for guaranty agency staff and affiliated individuals and prohibit agencies from using Federal reserve funds for certain purposes.
  • 1996-11-27 (IV Final) The Secretary amends the regulations governing the student financial assistance programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (title IV, HEA programs). These programs include the campus-based programs (Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs and the Federal Pell Grant Program. These regulations, which eliminate duplicate provisions for the student financial assistance programs and consolidate common provisions for the campus-based programs, are part of a planned series of regulatory reform and relief measures for the title IV, HEA programs. The Secretary made these changes in response to the President's Regulatory Reform Initiative.
  • 1996-11-27 (IX Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations, 34 CFR Part 668, to implement an amendment made to the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (IASA). That amendment decreased from five years to three years the length of time that a recipient of federal funds is required to maintain records. In addition, the Secretary is consolidating and clarifying existing records retention rules, and reducing administrative burden on institutions.
  • 1996-11-21 (III Final) The Secretary amends the regulations implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The amendments are needed to implement section 249 of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (IASA) (Pub. L. 103-382, enacted October 20, 1994), to eliminate unnecessary requirements, reduce regulatory burden, and incorporate several technical changes.
  • 1996-11-19 (II Final) The Secretary announces regulatory relief from specific regulations governing the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL), William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan), and Federal Pell Grant programs, for the 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, and 1997-98 award years, to assist institutions and individuals who suffered financial harm from the following natural disasters: the Texas floods in October 1994; the California floods in January and March 1995; the Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri floods in May 1995; the Hurricanes in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina in September and October 1995; the Idaho, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia floods in January and February 1996; and the Hurricanes in Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and West Virginia in September 1996.
  • 1996-09-17 (VI Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations. These technical amendments are necessary to clarify the regulations and to remove the procedural requirement that recipient institutions include in any request for funds the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number identifying the source of the funds and the amount of funds sought for each program included in the request. The Secretary takes action to defer this change in light of the information technology currently available to recipient institutions and the Department.
  • 1996-06-25 (Final) The Secretary amends the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to remove unnecessary and obsolete regulations. The regulations removed are 34 CFR parts 639 (Law School Clinical Experience Program), 651 (Training in the Legal Profession), 652 (National Science Scholars Program), and 667 (State Postsecondary Review Program). As a result of new legislation, absence of funding, and review in accordance with the President's regulatory reinvention initiative, the Secretary has determined that these regulations are no longer needed.
  • 1996-06-19 (VII Final) This document contains corrections and other technical changes to the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program final regulations published in the Federal Register on December 1, 1994 (59 FR 61664) and on December 1, 1995 (60 FR 61820 and 60 FR 61790). Most of these changes apply to regulations governing the new income contingent repayment plan, which becomes effective July 1, 1996. However, several amendments correct provisions currently in effect.
  • 1995-12-01 (VI Final) The Secretary of Education amends the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations. The regulations apply to loans under the Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loan (Direct Subsidized Loan) Program, the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loan (Direct Unsubsidized Loan) Program, the Federal Direct PLUS Loan (Direct PLUS Loan) Program, and the Federal Direct Consolidation Loan (Direct Consolidation Loan) Program, collectively referred to as the Direct Loan Program. These regulations provide schools with more flexibility in performing origination functions, and clarify the date of loan origination. Further, these regulations set timelines for the submission of promissory notes, disbursement records, and origination records.
  • 1995-12-01 (VIII Final) The Secretary of Education amends provisions of the regulations governing the income contingent repayment plan under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations. The Secretary is amending these provisions to provide benefits to borrowers and protect the taxpayers' interests.
  • 1995-12-01 (V Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions. These amendments are necessary to implement the Student Right-to-Know Act, as amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1991, and the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1993. These final regulations require an institution that participates in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (title IV, HEA program) to disclose information about graduation or completion rates to current and prospective students. The final regulations also require an institution that participates in any title IV, HEA program and awards athletically-related student aid to provide certain types of data regarding the institution's student population, and the graduation or completion rates of categories of student-athletes, to potential student-athletes, and to the athletes' parents, coaches, and high school counselors.
  • 1995-12-01 (IV Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions (General Provisions) regulations. The General Provisions regulations govern elements common to all of the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (hereafter Title IV Programs). These amendments modify the Secretary's Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program default reduction initiative and implement default prevention measures in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. These regulations also streamline the limitation, suspension, and termination (L, S, and T) actions against an institution and prevent an institution from evading the consequences of a high FFEL Program cohort default rate, Direct Loan Program cohort rate, or weighted average cohort rate.
  • 1995-12-01 (III Final) The Secretary amends the regulations governing the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. The FFEL regulations govern the Federal Stafford Loan Program, the Federal Supplemental Loans for Students (Federal SLS) Program, the Federal PLUS Program, and the Federal Consolidation Loan Program, collectively referred to as the Federal Family Education Loan Program. The Federal Stafford Loan, the Federal SLS, the Federal PLUS and the Federal Consolidation Loan programs are hereinafter referred to as the Stafford, SLS, PLUS and Consolidation Loan programs. The Secretary is making changes to the FFEL Program regulations to conform the FFEL program regulations with regulations and policies in effect in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program, hereinafter referred to as the Direct Loan Program.
  • 1995-12-01 (IX Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations by adding a new Subpart J. These regulations govern the approval and administration of tests that may be used to determine a student's eligibility for assistance under the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV, HEA programs), if that student does not have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. The regulations also provide for a passing score for each approved test. The regulations implement changes made to section 484(d) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1992, Public Law 102-325.
  • 1995-11-29 (V Final) The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations. These amendments are necessary to implement a new requirement in the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), added by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (IASA), Pub. L. 103-382. The IASA provisions, titled the ``Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act'' (EADA), require certain co-educational institutions of higher education to prepare annually--and make available to students, potential students, and the public--a report on participation rates, financial support, and other information on men's and women's intercollegiate athletic programs. These regulations implement these new statutory requirements.
 
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