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Download as PDF 32562 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 111 / Monday, June 9, 2008 / Notices Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Dated: June 3, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Postsecondary Education Type of Review: Revision. Title: Talent Search (TS) and Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) Annual Performance Report. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 596. Burden Hours: 3,576. Abstract: Talent Search and Equal Opportunity Centers grantees must submit this annual performance report. The Department uses the reports to evaluate the performance of grantees prior to awarding continuation funding and to assess grantees’ prior experience VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jun 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 at the end of the budget period. The Department will also aggregate the data across grantees to provide descriptive information on the programs and to analyze its outcomes in response to the Government Performance and Results Act. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3699. 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 ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202–401–0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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. E8–12822 Filed 6–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA Nos. 84.007, 84.032, 84.033, 84.038, 84.063, 84.069, 84.268, 84.375, and 84.376] Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Programs Notice of deadline dates for receipt of applications, reports, and other records for the 2007–2008 award year. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from institutions and applicants for the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the 2007– 2008 award year. The Federal student aid programs include the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs. These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their educational costs. Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of this notice. Table A—Deadline Dates for Application Processing and Receipt of Student Aid Reports (SARs) or Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) by Institutions Table A provides information and deadline dates for application processing, including receipt of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and corrections to and signatures for the FAFSA, submission and receipt of SARS and ISIRS, and submission and receipt of verification documents. The single date for the receipt of a FAFSA is June 30, 2008, regardless of the method that the applicant uses to submit the FAFSA. The deadline date for the submission and receipt of a signature page for the FAFSA (if required), corrections, changes of addresses or schools, or requests for a duplicate SAR is September 22, 2008. Verification documents must be submitted and received no later than the earlier of 120 days after the student’s last date of enrollment or September 29, 2008. SARS and ISIRS with an official expected family contribution for all Federal student aid programs except Parent PLUS must be submitted and received no later than the earlier of the student’s last date of enrollment or September 29, 2008. A valid SAR or valid ISIR for a student not meeting the conditions for a late disbursement for purposes only of the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant programs must be submitted and received no later than the earlier of the student’s last date of enrollment or September 29, 2008. A valid SAR or valid ISIR for a student meeting the conditions for a late disbursement under the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant programs must be submitted and received according to the deadline dates provided below. E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 111 / Monday, June 9, 2008 / Notices Under the current provisions of 34 CFR 668.164(g)(4)(i), an institution may make a late disbursement for a student no later than 120 days after the date of the institution’s determination that the student withdrew or, for a student who did not withdraw, 120 days after the date the student otherwise became ineligible. Under the current regulations, on an exception basis, we may approve a late disbursement after the 120-day period if the reason that the late disbursement was not made within that 120-day period was not the fault of the student. The valid SAR or valid ISIR for a student meeting the conditions for a late disbursement under the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant programs must be submitted and received no later than the earlier of the timeframes provided in 34 CFR 668.164(g)(4)(i) or September 29, 2008. On November 1, 2007, we published final regulations in the Federal Register (72 FR 62014, 62029) that among other things amended 34 CFR 668.164(g)(4)(i) regarding late disbursements. Amended 34 CFR 668.164(g)(4)(i) is effective July 1, 2008, unless an institution chooses to implement this amended provision earlier than July 1, 2008. Amended 34 CFR 668.164(g)(4)(i) provides that an institution may not make a late disbursement later than 180 days after the date of the institution’s determination that the student withdrew or, for a student who did not withdraw, 180 days after the date the student otherwise became ineligible. The amended regulations do not provide for an extension to this 180-day period. If an institution chooses to implement the amended provisions earlier than July 1, 2008, we are providing in Table A that an institution must receive a valid SAR or valid ISIR no later than 180 days after its determination of a student’s withdrawal or, for a student who did not withdraw, 180 days after the date the student otherwise became ineligible, but not later than September 29, 2008. We will not accept a request for an extension of the 120-day period under the current regulations after June 30, 2008. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Table B—Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant Programs Submission Dates for Disbursement Information by Institutions Table B provides the earliest submission and deadline dates for VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jun 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 institutions to submit Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant disbursement records to the Department’s Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System and deadline dates for requests for administrative relief if the institution cannot meet the established deadline for specified reasons. In general, an institution must submit Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant disbursement records no later than 30 days after making a Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant disbursement or becoming aware of the need to adjust a student’s previously reported Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant disbursement. In accordance with the regulations in 34 CFR 668.164, we consider that Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant funds are disbursed on the date that the institution: (a) Credits those funds to a student’s account in the institution’s general ledger or any subledger of the general ledger, or (b) pays those funds to a student directly. We consider that Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant funds are disbursed even if an institution uses its own funds in advance of receiving program funds from the Department. An institution’s failure to submit disbursement records within the required 30-day timeframe may result in an audit or program review finding. In addition, the Secretary may initiate an adverse action, such as a fine or other penalty for such failure. Other Sources for Detailed Information We publish a detailed discussion of the Federal student aid application process in the following publications: • 2007–2008 Funding Education Beyond High School. • 2007–2008 Counselors and Mentors Handbook. • 2007–2008 ISIR Guide. • 2007–2008 Federal Student Aid Handbook. Additional information on the institutional reporting requirements for the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant programs is contained in the 2007–2008 Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Technical Reference. You may access this reference by selecting ‘‘Software Technical References’’ under the heading ‘‘Publications’’ at the Information for Financial Aid PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32563 Professionals Web site at: http:// www.ifap.ed.gov. Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply: (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668, (2) Federal Pell Grant Program, 34 CFR part 690, and (3) Academic Competitiveness Grant and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Programs, 34 CFR part 691. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold McCullough, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street, NE., Union Center Plaza, Room 113E1, Washington, DC 20202– 5345. Telephone: (202) 377–4030. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Electronic Access to This Document You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ news/fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. You may also view this document in PDF at the following site: http:// www.ifap.ed.gov. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 111 (Monday, June 9, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32562-32567]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA Nos. 84.007, 84.032, 84.033, 84.038, 84.063, 84.069, 84.268, 
84.375, and 84.376]


Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Supplemental 
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal 
Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging 
Educational Assistance Partnership, William D. Ford Federal Direct 
Loan, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and National Science and 
Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Programs

ACTION: Notice of deadline dates for receipt of applications, reports, 
and other records for the 2007-2008 award year.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of 
documents and other information from institutions and applicants for 
the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the 2007-2008 award year. 
The Federal student aid programs include the Federal Supplemental 
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal 
Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging 
Educational Assistance Partnership, William D. Ford Federal Direct 
Loan, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and National Science and 
Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) 
programs.
    These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education 
(Department), provide financial assistance to students attending 
eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their 
educational costs.
    Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of 
this notice.

Table A--Deadline Dates for Application Processing and Receipt of 
Student Aid Reports (SARs) or Institutional Student Information Records 
(ISIRs) by Institutions

    Table A provides information and deadline dates for application 
processing, including receipt of the Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA) and corrections to and signatures for the FAFSA, 
submission and receipt of SARS and ISIRS, and submission and receipt of 
verification documents.
    The single date for the receipt of a FAFSA is June 30, 2008, 
regardless of the method that the applicant uses to submit the FAFSA. 
The deadline date for the submission and receipt of a signature page 
for the FAFSA (if required), corrections, changes of addresses or 
schools, or requests for a duplicate SAR is September 22, 2008. 
Verification documents must be submitted and received no later than the 
earlier of 120 days after the student's last date of enrollment or 
September 29, 2008.
    SARS and ISIRS with an official expected family contribution for 
all Federal student aid programs except Parent PLUS must be submitted 
and received no later than the earlier of the student's last date of 
enrollment or September 29, 2008. A valid SAR or valid ISIR for a 
student not meeting the conditions for a late disbursement for purposes 
only of the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant programs 
must be submitted and received no later than the earlier of the 
student's last date of enrollment or September 29, 2008. A valid SAR or 
valid ISIR for a student meeting the conditions for a late disbursement 
under the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant programs 
must be submitted and received according to the deadline dates provided 
below.

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    Under the current provisions of 34 CFR 668.164(g)(4)(i), an 
institution may make a late disbursement for a student no later than 
120 days after the date of the institution's determination that the 
student withdrew or, for a student who did not withdraw, 120 days after 
the date the student otherwise became ineligible. Under the current 
regulations, on an exception basis, we may approve a late disbursement 
after the 120-day period if the reason that the late disbursement was 
not made within that 120-day period was not the fault of the student. 
The valid SAR or valid ISIR for a student meeting the conditions for a 
late disbursement under the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART 
Grant programs must be submitted and received no later than the earlier 
of the timeframes provided in 34 CFR 668.164(g)(4)(i) or September 29, 
2008.
    On November 1, 2007, we published final regulations in the Federal 
Register (72 FR 62014, 62029) that among other things amended 34 CFR 
668.164(g)(4)(i) regarding late disbursements. Amended 34 CFR 
668.164(g)(4)(i) is effective July 1, 2008, unless an institution 
chooses to implement this amended provision earlier than July 1, 2008. 
Amended 34 CFR 668.164(g)(4)(i) provides that an institution may not 
make a late disbursement later than 180 days after the date of the 
institution's determination that the student withdrew or, for a student 
who did not withdraw, 180 days after the date the student otherwise 
became ineligible. The amended regulations do not provide for an 
extension to this 180-day period.
    If an institution chooses to implement the amended provisions 
earlier than July 1, 2008, we are providing in Table A that an 
institution must receive a valid SAR or valid ISIR no later than 180 
days after its determination of a student's withdrawal or, for a 
student who did not withdraw, 180 days after the date the student 
otherwise became ineligible, but not later than September 29, 2008.
    We will not accept a request for an extension of the 120-day period 
under the current regulations after June 30, 2008.

Table B--Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant Programs 
Submission Dates for Disbursement Information by Institutions

    Table B provides the earliest submission and deadline dates for 
institutions to submit Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART 
Grant disbursement records to the Department's Common Origination and 
Disbursement (COD) System and deadline dates for requests for 
administrative relief if the institution cannot meet the established 
deadline for specified reasons.
    In general, an institution must submit Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or 
National SMART Grant disbursement records no later than 30 days after 
making a Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant disbursement 
or becoming aware of the need to adjust a student's previously reported 
Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant disbursement. In 
accordance with the regulations in 34 CFR 668.164, we consider that 
Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant funds are disbursed 
on the date that the institution: (a) Credits those funds to a 
student's account in the institution's general ledger or any subledger 
of the general ledger, or (b) pays those funds to a student directly. 
We consider that Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant 
funds are disbursed even if an institution uses its own funds in 
advance of receiving program funds from the Department. An 
institution's failure to submit disbursement records within the 
required 30-day timeframe may result in an audit or program review 
finding. In addition, the Secretary may initiate an adverse action, 
such as a fine or other penalty for such failure.

Other Sources for Detailed Information

    We publish a detailed discussion of the Federal student aid 
application process in the following publications:
     2007-2008 Funding Education Beyond High School.
     2007-2008 Counselors and Mentors Handbook.
     2007-2008 ISIR Guide.
     2007-2008 Federal Student Aid Handbook.
    Additional information on the institutional reporting requirements 
for the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant programs is 
contained in the 2007-2008 Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) 
Technical Reference. You may access this reference by selecting 
``Software Technical References'' under the heading ``Publications'' at 
the Information for Financial Aid Professionals Web site at: http://
www.ifap.ed.gov.
    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply: (1) 
Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668, (2) Federal 
Pell Grant Program, 34 CFR part 690, and (3) Academic Competitiveness 
Grant and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent 
Grant Programs, 34 CFR part 691.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold McCullough, U.S. Department of 
Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street, NE., Union Center 
Plaza, Room 113E1, Washington, DC 20202-5345. Telephone: (202) 377-
4030.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Electronic Access to This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this 
Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable 
Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://
www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.
    You may also view this document in PDF at the following site: 
http://www.ifap.ed.gov.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a, 1070a-1, 1070b-1070b-4, 
1070c-1070c-4, 1071-1087-2, 1087a-1087j, and 1087aa-1087ii; 42 
U.S.C. 2751-2756b.

    Dated: June 3, 2008.
Lawrence A. Warder,
Acting Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
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