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1997 Federal Registers Archive

  • 1997-12-08 - NOTICE - The Secretary invites currently ineligible institutions of higher education that filed a Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) (ED Form 646-1) for one or more of the ``campus-based programs'' for the 1998-99 award year to submit to the Secretary an ``Application for Approval to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs'' and all required supporting documents for an eligibility and certification determination. The campus-based programs are the Federal Perkins Loan Program, the Federal Work-Study Program, and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program and are authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The 1998-99 award year is July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999.
  • 1997-12-02 - NOTICE - The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an institution to submit a written request for a waiver of the allocation reduction being applied to its Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, or FSEOG allocation for the 1998-99 award year (July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999) because the institution returned more than 10 percent of its allocation for that program for the 1996-97 award year (July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997).
  • 1997-11-28 - 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 - 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 - 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.
  • 1997-11-24 - NOTICE - The Secretary of Education requests comments on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that the Secretary proposes to use for the 1999-2000 award year. The FAFSA is completed by students and their families and the information submitted on the form is used to determine the students' eligibility and financial need for the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (Title IV, HEA Programs).
  • 1997-11-17 - NOTICE - Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Public Law 100-503, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given of the computer matching program between the Department of Education (ED) (the recipient agency), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Treasury (the source agency). Notice of the matching program was originally published in the Federal Register on June 3, 1993 (58 FR 31587); the program became effective on May 8,1995. Duration was 18 months plus a one-year extension permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D)). The one-year extension expired on August 31, 1997. This document notifies the public of the approval of a new agreement between the Department of Treasury and Department of Education to continue the matching program. The Data Integrity Boards of both agencies have approved this new agreement.
  • 1997-09-29 - NOTICE - Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Pub. L. 100-503, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given of the computer matching program between the Department of Education (ED) (the recipient agency), and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Department of Justice (the source agency). Notice of the matching program was originally published in the Federal Register on March 23, 1995 (60 FR 15428); the program became effective on April 26, 1995. Duration was 18 months plus a one-year extension permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D)). The one-year extension will expire on October 26, 1997. The following notice represents the approval of a new agreement by the Department of Justice and Department of Education Data Integrity Boards to continue the matching program (on the effective date as indicated below).
  • 1997-09-29 - NOTICE - This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. This notice also describes the functions of the Committee. This document is intended to notify the general public. Note: This teleconference meeting had to be arranged on short notice, therefore, we were unable to publish it 15 days in advance of the scheduled meeting date as required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
  • 1997-09-26 - FINAL, CORRECTION - This document contains amendments to regulatory provisions that provide consistency among program regulations, correct minor technical errors and omissions in the existing regulations governing the programs, and conform with self-implementing provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The student financial assistance programs authorized by title IV of the HEA, include the campus-based programs (Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs).
  • 1997-09-25 - NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (NPRM) - The Secretary proposes to amend the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program regulations and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations to modify requirements in these programs. These proposed modifications are intended to eliminate certain differences in the requirements of the FFEL and Direct Loan programs and to reduce burden.
  • 1997-09-19 - NOTICE - In accordance with the provisions of 34 CFR 668.16(o), the Secretary gives notice to institutions of the designated electronic processes in which they must participate, and the respective deadline dates. Table A provides a listing, with deadline dates, of those designated electronic processes. Table B provides institutions with technical hardware and software specifications for both current and future levels of participation in the designated electronic processes. As provided for by the regulation, the Secretary considers an institution that fails to participate in one or more of the electronic processes listed in this notice by the respective deadline date for that process, to lack administrative capability to administer the title IV, HEA programs properly.
  • 1997-08-25 - NOTICE, CORRECTION - Revision of the Need Analysis Methodology for the 1998-99 Award Year
  • 1997-08-25 - NOTICE, CORRECTION - This document updates Tables A and B in the notice published in the Federal Register on June 9, 1997 (62 FR 31488), for the Federal Pell Grant Program. The following information is to be included in Table A.
  • 1997-07-25 - NOTICE - Institutions and borrowers participating in the Federal Perkins Loan and National Direct Student Loan Programs and other interested persons are advised that they may obtain information regarding the amendments to the National Direct Student Loan and Federal Perkins Loan Programs Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits for the 1996-97 School Year (Directory). The amendments identify changes in the list of schools that qualify borrowers for teacher cancellation benefits under each of the loan programs.
  • 1997-07-24 - NOTICE - This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting sponsored by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. This notice also describes the functions of the Committee. This document is intended to notify the general public.
  • 1997-07-01 - 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.
  • 1997-06-30 - NOTICE - The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education announces the interest rates for variable rate loans made under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program for the period July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998.
  • 1997-06-24 - NOTICE - Section 5301(a)(1) of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (now designated as section 421(a)(1) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 862(a)(1)) includes provisions regarding the judicial denial of Federal benefits. Section 5301 authorizes Federal and State judges to deny certain Federal benefits (including student financial assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended) to individuals convicted of drug trafficking or possession. In order to ensure that Title IV student financial assistance is not awarded to individuals subject to denial of benefits under court orders issued pursuant to section 5301, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education implemented a computer matching program. The current computer matching agreement expires on July 1, 1997. The Department of Education must continue to obtain from the Department of Justice identifying information regarding individuals who are the subject of section 5301 denial of benefits court orders. The purpose of this notice is to announce the continued operation of the computer matching program and to provide certain required information concerning the computer matching program.
  • 1997-06-19 - NOTICE - This notice establishes the deadline for submission of the ``Institutional Agreement For Participation In the Federal Perkins Loan Program Expanded Lending Option (ELO)'' (ELO Participation Agreement) by those eligible institutions that elect to participate in the Federal Perkins Loan Program ELO in the 1997-98 award year (the period from July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998).
  • 1997-06-18 - NOTICE - The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an institution to apply for fiscal year 1998 funds--for use in the 1998-99 award year (July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999)--under the Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs. Under these programs, the Secretary allocates funds to institutions for students who need financial aid to meet the costs of postsecondary education. An institution is not required to establish eligibility prior to applying for funds. However, the Secretary will not allocate funds under the Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs for the 1998-99 award year to any currently ineligible institution unless the institution files its institutional participation application and other documents required for an eligibility and certification determination by the closing date that will appear in a separate notice in the Federal Register.
  • 1997-06-09 - NOTICE - The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an institution that participated in the FWS Program for the 1996-97 award year (July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997) to submit a Campus-Based Reallocation Form to request supplemental FWS funds for the 1997-98 award year (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998). The information collected is used to determine whether an institution is eligible to receive supplemental FWS funds for the 1997-98 award year.
  • 1997-06-09 - NOTICE - The Secretary announces the deadline dates for receiving documents from persons applying for grants under, and from institutions participating in, the Federal Pell Grant Program in the 1997-98 award year.
  • 1997-06-03 - FINAL, CORRECTION - The Secretary of Education amends Sec. 685.212(c) of the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program final regulations to correct a technical error. These 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. The Secretary is amending these regulations to require that an endorser of a Direct PLUS Loan or a Direct PLUS Consolidation Loan is obligated to repay that Direct Loan when the borrower's obligation to repay is discharged in bankruptcy.
  • 1997-05-29 - NOTICE - The Secretary of Education announces the annual updates to the tables that will be used in the statutory ``Federal Needs Analysis Methodology'' to determine a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year 1998-99 for the Title IV, HEA student financial assistance programs (Title IV, HEA Programs). An EFC is the amount a student and his or her family may reasonably be expected to contribute toward the student's postsecondary educational costs. The Title IV, HEA Programs include the Federal Pell Grant, campus-based (Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs), Federal Family Education Loan, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs.
  • 1997-05-22 - NOTICE - Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Between the Selective Service System and the Department of Education
  • 1997-05-09 - FINAL, CORRECTION - This document corrects an omission in the final regulations for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program published in the Federal Register on June 19, 1996 (61 FR 31358).
  • 1997-04-30 - NOTICE - The U.S. Department of Education will convene three public meetings to receive comments on its plan to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) easier to complete by reducing the overall number of questions on the form, reducing the number of questions that certain families must complete, and simplifying the way those questions are asked. The Department plans to use the revised FAFSA starting with the 1999-2000 award year. The FAFSA is completed by students and their families, and the information submitted on the FAFSA is used to determine the students' eligibility and financial need for the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (Title IV, HEA Programs).
  • 1997-04-10 - NOTICE - The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an institution to submit a written request for a waiver of the statutory requirement that an institution shall use at least five percent of its total FWS Federal funds granted for the 1997-98 award year (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998) to compensate students employed in community service jobs.
  • 1997-04-01 - NOTICE - This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting sponsored by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. This notice also describes the functions of the Committee. This document is intended to notify the general public.
  • 1997-03-25 - NOTICE - The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an eligible institution to apply for participation in the Work-Colleges Program and to apply for funding under that program for the 1997-98 award year (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998) by submitting to the Secretary an ``Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program.''
  • 1997-03-20 - NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (NPRM) - On September 20, 1996, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the Student Assistance General Provisions (34 CFR Part 668) addressing standards of financial responsibility (60 FR 49552-49574). The proposed standards would apply to all institutions that participate in a program authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (title IV, HEA programs). On December 18, 1996, the Secretary published a notice in the Federal Register (61 FR 66854) reopening the comment period on particular parts of the September 20, 1996 NPRM until February 18, 1997. On February 18, 1997, the Secretary extended the reopened comment period until March 24 to allow commenters to examine and comment upon new information that would be made available through meetings and other avenues (62 FR 7334). The Secretary is extending the comment period for an additional 21 days. The Secretary is doing so to allow the higher education community to comment on additional information regarding the proposed ratio methodology, and to suggest possible revisions to that methodology.
  • 1997-03-10 - NOTICE - This notice provides an update of the HHS poverty guidelines to account for last (calendar) year's increase in prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
  • 1997-02-18 - NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (NPRM) - On September 20, 1996, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Student Assistance General Provisions (34 CFR Part 668). In the NPRM, the Secretary proposed new standards of financial responsibility (60 FR 49552-49574) that would apply to all institutions participating in a program authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (title IV, HEA programs). On December 18, 1996, the Secretary published a Notice in the Federal Register (61 FR 66854) reopening the comment period on particular parts of the NPRM until February 18, 1997. The Secretary reopened the comment period in response to public comment received on the NPRM that the higher education community needed more time to analyze the proposed financial standards and provide the Secretary with additional comment based on that analysis. The Secretary is further extending the reopened comment period. The Secretary is doing so to allow the higher education community to comment on information regarding the proposed ratio methodology, some of which will not be available to the public before the expiration of the reopened comment period on February 18.
  • 1997-01-23 - NOTICE - This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming partially closed meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. This notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public.
  • 1997-01-13 - NOTICE - The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an institution to submit a written request for a waiver of the allocation reduction being applied to its Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, or FSEOG allocation for the 1997-98 award year (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998) because the institution returned more than 10 percent of its allocation for that program for the 1995-96 award year (July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996).
  • 1997-01-13 - NOTICE - The Secretary of Education (Secretary) gives notice of the closing date for receipt of State applications for fiscal year 1997 funds under the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) Program. This program, through matching formula grants to States for student awards, provides grants to students with substantial financial need. The SSIG Program supports Goals 2000, the President's strategy for moving the Nation toward the National Education Goals, by enhancing opportunities for postsecondary education. The National Education Goals call for increasing the rate at which students graduate from high school and pursue high quality postsecondary education.
  • 1997-01-09 - NOTICE - The Secretary announces that the 1996-97 Federal Perkins Loan and National Direct Student Loan Programs Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools (Directory) is now available. Under the Federal Perkins Loan and National Direct Student Loan programs, a borrower may have repayment of his or her loan deferred and a portion of his or her loan canceled if the borrower teaches full-time for a complete academic year in a designated elementary or secondary school having a high concentration of students from low-income families. In the 1996-97 Directory, the Secretary lists, on a State-by-State and Territory-by-Territory basis, the schools in which a borrower may teach during the 1996-97 school year to qualify for deferment and cancellation benefits.
 
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