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1998 Federal Registers Archive

  • 1998-12-23 - NOTICE - The Secretary of Education (Secretary) announces his intention to establish four negotiated rulemaking committees to draft proposed rules to implement Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. The Secretary further announces the organizations or groups believed to represent the interests that should participate in the negotiated rulemaking process. The Secretary intends to select participants for the negotiated rulemaking process from nominees of these organizations or groups. The Secretary requests nominations for additional participants from anyone who believes that the organizations or groups listed do not adequately represent the statutory list of interests.
  • 1998-12-22 - NOTICE - The Secretary of Education (the Secretary) announces that the 1998-99 Federal Perkins Loan and National Direct Student Loan Programs Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools (The Directory) is now available on the Department of Education's (the Department) Web site. 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 1998-99 Directory, the Secretary lists, on a State-by- State and Territory-by-Territory basis, the schools in which a borrower may teach during the 1998-99 school year to qualify for deferment and cancellation benefits.
  • 1998-12-11 - NOTICE - The Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Applications under the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants.
  • 1998-12-10 - NOTICE - The Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title: Distance Education Demonstration Program Application and Annual Evaluation.
  • 1998-12-07 - NOTICE - The Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Collection of this information used for immigration status confirmation reduces the potential of fraud and abuse caused by ineligible aliens receiving Federally subsidized student financial assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended. The respondent population is comprised of 7,310 postsecondary institutions who participate in administration of the Title IV, HEA programs.
  • 1998-12-07 - NOTICE - The Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. These forms will serve as the means of collecting the information necessary to determine whether a FFEL borrower qualifies for a specific type of loan deferment.
  • 1998-12-01 - NOTICE, CORRECTION - This document corrects the passing scores for the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)--Forms 5 and 6, Level A for both the Survey and Complete Battery Versions; and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)--Forms 7 and 8, Level A, for both Survey and Complete Battery Versions. Only the paper and pencil formats for these tests were approved. These tests and their incorrect passing scores were included in the Update Notice of the List of Approved "Ability-to-Benefit" Tests and Passing Scores that was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 1998 (63 FR 57540).
  • 1998-11-30 - NOTICE - The Secretary of Education requests comments on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that the Secretary proposes to use for the 2000-2001 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 financial aid under the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV, HEA Programs). The Secretary also requests comments on changes under consideration for the 2001-2002 FAFSA.
  • 1998-11-20 - NOTICE - The Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title: "Federal Family Education Loan Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Loan Discharge Applications" AND Title: "Federal Direct Consolidation Loan Program Application Documents."
  • 1998-11-16 - NOTICE - The Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This form is the means by which an endorser for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan borrower with an adverse credit history applies for and promises to repay the Federal Direct PLUS Loan if the borrower does not repay it.
  • 1998-11-06 - NOTICE - The Secretary of Education (Secretary) solicits advice and recommendations from the public prior to publishing proposed regulations to implement student assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as recently amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998.
  • 1998-10-27 - NOTICE - The Secretary gives notice that he has approved the American College Testing Service (ACT) test as an "ability-to-benefit" (ATB) test. The ACT test consists of a test in English and a test in Math. The Secretary has approved the score of 14 as the passing score for the English test and the score of 15 as the passing score for the Math test.
  • 1998-10-22 - 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.
  • 1998-10-14 - NOTICE - Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Pub. L. 100-503, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Final 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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (the source agency). In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, OMB Final Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (see 54 FR 25818, June 19th.
  • 1998-10-14 - NOTICE - On June 1, 1998, the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education published in the Federal Register (63 FR 29894-29897) a notice of revision of the need analysis methodology for the 1999-2000 award year.
  • 1998-10-01 - 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.
  • 1998-09-22 - NOTICE - The U.S. Secretary of Education is required by statute to publish a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and State approval agencies (1) whose accreditation or approval is a required element in enabling accredited or approved institutions, programs, or both to establish eligibility to participate in Federal programs and (2) whom the Secretary has determined to be reliable authorities regarding the quality of education or training provided by the institutions or programs these agencies accredit or approve. This document contains the current list of nationally recognized agencies and supersedes any previously published lists of these types of agencies.
  • 1998-09-18 - 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 1999-2000 award year (July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000) because the institution returned more than 10 percent of its allocation for that program for the 1997-1998 award year (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998).
  • 1998-09-17 - NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (NPRM) - In order to simplify the economic hardship deferment application process for those Peace Corps volunteers who are ineligible for deferment or cancellation of their federal student loans based solely on service in the Peace Corps, the Secretary proposes to amend the Federal Perkins Loan and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program regulations by adding criteria that will allow Peace Corps volunteers to automatically qualify for economic hardship deferments while they are serving in the Peace Corps. The proposed changes will also apply to the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.
  • 1998-09-10 - 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 1998-99 award year (the period from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999).
  • 1998-09-09 - NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (NPRM) - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title: Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Loan Discharge Applications.
  • 1998-09-09 - NOTICE - The Secretary invites institutions of higher education that are not currently participating in the Quality Assurance (QA) Program under section 487A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, to submit a letter of application to participate beginning with the 1998-1999 award year. An institution that wishes to apply may do so by: (1) Mailing a letter of application to Barbara Mroz, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW (Room 3925, ROB-3), Washington, DC 20202-5232; (2) faxing its application to (202) 708-9485; or (3) submitting its application electronically to Mr. Warren Farr at Warren__Farr@Ed.gov or Mr. John Hill at john_Hill@ED.gov.
  • 1998-09-03 - NOTICE - This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the 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.
  • 1998-09-01 - NOTICE - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Federal Direct PLUS Loan Promissory Note.
  • 1998-08-28 - NOTICE - The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an institution to apply for fiscal year 1999 funds--for use in the 1999-2000 award year (July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000)--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 1999-2000 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.
  • 1998-08-14 - NOTICE - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
  • 1998-08-10 - NOTICE - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This form is the means by which a Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loan and/or Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loan borrower promises to repay his or her loan.
  • 1998-08-04 - NOTICE, CORRECTION - 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 1997-98 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.
  • 1998-08-04 - NOTICE - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Student Aid Report (SAR) is used to notify all applicants of their eligibility to receive Federal student aid for postsecondary education. The form is submitted by the applicant to the institution of their choice. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 3, 1998.
  • 1998-07-30 - NOTICE - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
  • 1998-07-30 - NOTICE - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
  • 1998-07-29 - 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 - 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 - 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.
  • 1998-07-15 - NOTICE - Notices Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1999: Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program; Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math/Science Programs; Notice
  • 1998-07-14 - NOTICE - Computer Matching between the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration.
  • 1998-07-13 - NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (NPRM) - The Secretary proposes to amend the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations, 34 CFR part 668, 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 proposes to clarify when a school's rate is considered final.
  • 1998-07-07 - NOTICE - SUMMARY: 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 and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program for the period July 1, 1998-June 30, 1999.
  • 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.
  • 1998-06-26 - 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 1998-99 award year.
  • 1998-06-19 - NOTICE - Request for comments on agencies applying to the Secretary for initial or renewed recognition.
  • 1998-06-19 - NOTICE - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
  • 1998-06-16 - NOTICE - The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an institution that participated in the FWS Program for the 1997-98 award year (July 1,1997 through June 30, 1998) to submit a Campus-Based Reallocation Form to request supplemental FWS funds for the 1998-99 award year (July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999). The information collected is used to determine whether an institution is eligible to receive supplemental FWS funds for the 1998-99 award year.
  • 1998-06-11 - NOTICE - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
  • 1998-06-01 - NOTICE - The Secretary of Education announces the annual updates to the tables that will be used in the statutory "Federal Need Analysis Methodology" to determine a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year 1999-2000 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.
  • 1998-06-01 - 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 1998- 99 award year (July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999) to compensate students employed in community service jobs.
  • 1998-05-27 - NOTICE - The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
  • 1998-04-14 - NOTICE - The Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
  • 1998-03-18 - NOTICE - Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999; Notice
  • 1998-03-04 - 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 1998-99 award year (July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999) by submitting to the Secretary an ``Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program.'' The Work-Colleges Program along with the Federal Work-Study Program and the Job Location and Development Program are known collectively as the Federal Work-Study programs. The Work-Colleges Program is authorized by part C of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
  • 1998-02-24 - 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).
  • 1998-02-24 - 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.
  • 1998-02-23 - NOTICE - The Secretary of Education (Secretary) gives notice of the closing date for receipt of State applications for fiscal year 1998 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.
  • 1998-02-09 - 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.
  • 1998-01-26 - NOTICE - The Secretary announces that the 1997-98 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 1997-98 Directory, the Secretary lists, on a State-by-State and Territory-by-Territory basis, the schools in which a borrower may teach during the 1997-98 school year to qualify for deferment and cancellation benefits.
 
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