Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2010, 53433-53436 [2013-21142]

Download as PDF 53433 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Notices CHART 3—VARIABLE-RATE DIRECT SUBSIDIZED AND DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED CONSOLIDATION LOANS Cohort Index rate (percent) First disbursed before First disbursed on or after 7/1/1994 ............................................... 7/1/1995 ............................................... 7/1/1998 ............................................... 10/1/1998 ............................................. 10/1/1998* ............................................ Max. rate (percent) 7/1/1995 7/1/1998 10/1/1998 * 10/1/1998 * 2/1/1999 Margin (percent) 91-day T-bill rate (percent) 8.25 8.25 8.25 8.25 8.25 In-school, grace, deferment 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 Total rate (percent) All other periods 3.10 2.50 1.70 1.70 2.30 3.10 3.10 2.30 2.30 2.30 In-school, grace, deferment 3.15 2.55 1.75 1.75 2.35 All other periods 3.15 3.15 2.35 2.35 2.35 CHART 4—VARIABLE-RATE DIRECT PLUS CONSOLIDATION LOANS Cohort Index rate (percent) First disbursed on or after First disbursed before 7/1/1994 ................... 7/1/1998 ................... 10/1/1998 ................. 10/1/1998* ................ Max. rate (percent) 7/1/1998 10/1/1998 * 10/1/1998 * 2/1/1999 Margin (percent) 91-day T-bill rate ........................ 0.05 0.05 0.05 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.25 1-Year constant treasury maturity 0.13 ........................ ........................ ........................ In-school, grace, deferment Total rate (percent) All other periods 3.10 3.10 3.10 2.30 3.10 3.10 3.10 2.30 In-school, grace, deferment 3.23 3.15 3.15 2.35 All other periods 3.23 3.15 3.15 2.35 CHART 5—FIXED-RATE DIRECT SUBSIDIZED, DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED, DIRECT PLUS LOANS, AND DIRECT CONSOLIDATION LOANS Loan type Student grade level Subsidized ...................................... Subsidized ...................................... Subsidized ...................................... Subsidized ...................................... Subsidized ...................................... Subsidized ...................................... Unsubsidized .................................. PLUS .............................................. Undergraduates ............................. Undergraduates ............................. Undergraduates ............................. Undergraduates ............................. Undergraduates ............................. Graduate/Professional Students .... All ................................................... Parents and Graduate/Professionals. All ................................................... sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consolidation .................................. Electronic Access to This Document: 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 via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can 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). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 First disbursed on or after First disbursed before 7/1/2006 7/1/2008 7/1/2009 7/1/2010 7/1/2011 7/1/2006 7/1/2006 7/1/2006 7/1/2008 7/1/2009 7/1/2010 7/1/2011 7/1/2013 7/1/2012 7/1/2013 7/1/2013 6.80 6.00 5.60 4.50 3.40 6.80 6.80 7.90 2/1/1999 7/1/2013 Weighted average of rates on the loans included in the consolidation, rounded to 1⁄8 of 1 percent, up to 8.25 percent. your search to documents published by the Department. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087 et seq. Dated: August 26, 2013. James F. Manning, Chief of Staff of Federal Student Aid, delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid. [FR Doc. 2013–21144 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Rate (percent) DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.032] Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2010 Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with section 427A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, for certain loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) SUMMARY: Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 53434 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Notices Program prior to July 1, 2010. The Chief Operating Officer takes this action to give notice of FFEL Program loan interest rates to the public. DATES: This notice is effective August 29, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Foss, U.S. Department of Education, 830 First Street NE., Room 114I1, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 377–3681 or by email: ian.foss@ ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 427A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1077a), provides formulas for determining the interest rates charged to borrowers on loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, including Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, and Federal Consolidation Loans. The FFEL Program includes loans with variable interest rates and loans with fixed interest rates. Most loans made under the FFEL Program before July 1, 2006, have variable interest rates that change each year. In most cases, the variable interest rate formula that applies to a particular loan usually depends on the date of the first disbursement of the loan. The variable rates are determined annually and are effective for each 12-month period beginning July 1 of one year and ending June 30 of the following year. Under section 427A(k) of the HEA, FFEL Program loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2006, have a fixed interest rate. In the case of some Federal Consolidation Loans, the interest rate is determined by the date on which the Federal Consolidation Loan application was received. Federal Consolidation Loans for which the application was received on or after October 1, 1998, have a fixed interest rate. This fixed rate is based on the weighted average of the loans that are consolidated, rounded up to the nearest higher 1/8 of one percent up to a maximum rate of 8.25 percent. FFEL variable interest rates are based on formulas that use the bond equivalent rate of the 91-day Treasury bills auctioned at the final auction held before June 1 of each year plus a statutorily established add-on. These formulas apply to: All Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans first disbursed before October 1, 1992, that have been converted to variable rate loans; all Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans first disbursed on or after October 1, 1992, and before July 1, 2006; Federal PLUS Loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 1998, and before July 1, 2006; and Federal Consolidation Loans for which the Federal Consolidation Loan application was received on or after November 13, 1997, and before October 1, 1998. In each case, the calculated rate is capped by a maximum interest rate. The bond equivalent rate of the 91-day Treasury bills auctioned on May 28, 2013, which is used to calculate the interest rates on these loans, is 0.046 percent, which is rounded to 0.05 percent. For Federal PLUS loans first disbursed before July 1, 1998, the interest rate is based on the weekly average of the one-year constant maturity Treasury yield, as published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on the last day of the calendar week ending on or before June 26 of each year, plus a statutory add-on percentage. The calculated rate is capped by a maximum interest rate. The weekly average of the one-year constant maturity Treasury yield published on June 21, 2013, which is used to calculate the interest rate on these loans, is 0.13 percent. This notice includes five charts containing specific information on the calculation of interest rates for loans made under the FFEL Program: Chart 1 contains information on the interest rates for Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans that were made as fixed-rate loans, but were subsequently converted to variable-rate loans. Chart 2 contains information on the interest rates for variable-rate Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Chart 3 contains information on the interest rates for variable-rate Federal PLUS Loans. Chart 4 contains information on the interest rates for fixed-rate Federal Consolidation Loans. Chart 5 contains information on the interest rates for fixed-rate Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS Loans. CHART 1—‘‘CONVERTED’’ VARIABLE-RATE FEDERAL SUBSIDIZED AND UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOANS Cohort First disbursed before First disbursed on or after 7/1/1988 ............................................. 7/23/1992 7/23/1992 ........................................... 10/1/1992 7/23/1992 7/23/1992 7/23/1992 7/23/1992 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Original fixed interest rate (percent) ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... 7/1/1994 7/1/1994 7/1/1994 7/1/1994 Note: The FFEL Program loans represented by the second row of the chart were only made to ‘‘new borrowers’’ on or after July 23, 1992. Whether the FFEL Program loans VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Max. rate (percent) 8.00, increasing to 10.00 8.00, increasing to 10.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 8.00, increasing to 10.00 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Margin (percent) Total rate (percent) 10.00 0.05 3.25 3.30 10.00 0.05 3.25 3.30 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.15 3.15 3.15 3.15 represented by the third through sixth rows of the chart were made to a specific borrower depends on the interest rate on a borrower’s existing loans at the time that the borrower PO 00000 91-Day T-Bill rate (percent) received the loans between July 23, 1992 and prior to July 1, 1994. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 53435 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Notices In Charts 2 and 3, a dagger following a date in a cohort field indicates that the trigger for the rate to apply is a period of enrollment for which the loan was intended either ‘‘ending before’’ or ‘‘beginning on or after’’ the date in the cohort field. CHART 2—VARIABLE-RATE FEDERAL SUBSIDIZED AND UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOANS Cohort First disbursed before First disbursed on or after 10/1/1992 ......................................... 7/1/1994 ........................................... 7/1/1994 ........................................... 7/1/1995 ........................................... 7/1/1998 ........................................... Max. rate (percent) 91-Day TBill rate (percent) 9.00 9.00 8.25 8.25 8.25 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 7/1/1994 † 7/1/1994 7/1/1995 7/1/1998 7/1/2006 Note: The FFEL Program loans represented in the first row in Chart 2 were only made to ‘‘new borrowers’’ on or after October 1, 1992. The FFEL Program loans represented in the second row in Chart 2 were only made to ‘‘new borrowers’’ on or after July 1, 1994. The FFEL Program loans represented in the third row in Chart 2 must—in addition to having been first disbursed on or after July Margin (percent) In-school, grace, deferment Total Rate (percent) In-school, grace, deferment All other periods 3.10 3.10 3.10 2.50 1.70 1, 1994, and before July 1, 1995—have been made for a period of enrollment that began on or included July 1, 1994. In Charts 3 and 4, an asterisk following a date in a cohort field indicates that the relevant trigger is an application for a Federal Consolidation Loan being received either ‘‘on or after’’ 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.10 2.30 All other periods 3.15 3.15 3.15 2.55 1.75 3.15 3.15 3.15 3.15 2.35 or ‘‘before’’ the date in the cohort field. For example, the sixth row in Chart 3 describes the interest rate for a Federal Consolidation Loan for which the application was received on or after November 13, 1997, but before October 1, 1998. CHART 3—VARIABLE-RATE FEDERAL PLUS, SLS, AND CONSOLIDATION LOANS Cohort Loan type Index rate (percent) First disbursed on or after ........................ 10/1/1992 10/1/1992 7/1/1994 7/1/1998 * 11/13/1997 ........................ PLUS and SLS ............................................. SLS .............................................................. PLUS ............................................................ PLUS ............................................................ PLUS ............................................................ Consolidation ............................................... HHS Portion of Consolidation ...................... The last row in Chart 3 refers to portions of Federal Consolidation Loans attributable to loans made by the U.S. First disbursed before 10/1/1992 † 7/1/1994 7/1/1994 7/1/1998 7/1/2006 * 10/1/1998 ........................ Max. rate (percent) 12.00 11.00 10.00 9.00 9.00 8.25 ................ Margin (percent) 91-Day TBill rate 1-Year constant treasury maturity ................ ................ ................ ................ 0.05 0.05 0.05 Total rate (percent) 3.25 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.10 3.00 3.38 3.23 3.23 3.23 3.15 3.15 3.05 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13 ........................ ........................ ........................ Department of Health and Human Services under subpart I of part A of title VII of the Public Health Service Act. CHART 4—FIXED-RATE CONSOLIDATION LOANS First disbursed on or after First disbursed before Max. rate (percent) Rate Weighted average of rates on the loans included in the consolidation, rounded to nearest whole percent, but not less than 9.00%. Weighted average of rates on the loans included in the consolidation, rounded upward to nearest whole percent. Weighted average of rates on the loans included in the consolidation, rounded to the nearest higher 1/8 of 1 percent. 7/1/1994 ........................ 7/1/1994 ......................... * 11/13/1997 ........................ 10/1/1998 ....................... sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ........................................ 7/1/2010 8.25 CHART 5—FIXED-RATE FEDERAL SUBSIDIZED AND UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD AND PLUS LOANS Loan type Subsidized Subsidized Subsidized Subsidized ....................................................... ....................................................... ....................................................... ....................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 First disbursed on or after Student grade level Jkt 229001 Undergraduate Students ................................ Undergraduate Students ................................ Undergraduate Students ................................ Graduate/Professional Students .................... PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 First disbursed before 7/1/2006 7/1/2008 7/1/2009 7/1/2006 7/1/2008 7/1/2009 7/1/2010 7/1/2010 E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Rate (percent) 6.80 6.00 5.60 6.80 53436 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Notices CHART 5—FIXED-RATE FEDERAL SUBSIDIZED AND UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD AND PLUS LOANS—Continued First disbursed on or after Loan type Student grade level Unsubsidized ................................................... PLUS ............................................................... All Students .................................................... Parents and Graduate/Professional Students Note: No new loans have been made under the FFEL Program since June 30, 2010. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. 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[FR Doc. 2013–21142 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Department of Energy. Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a threeyear extension of its Financial Assistance Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1910–0400. This information collection request covers information necessary to administer and manage DOE’s financial assistance programs. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before September 30, 2013. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.032]


Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made 
Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2010

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 427A of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid 
announces the interest rates for the period July 1, 2013, through June 
30, 2014, for certain loans made under the Federal Family Education 
Loan (FFEL)

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Program prior to July 1, 2010. The Chief Operating Officer takes this 
action to give notice of FFEL Program loan interest rates to the 
public.

DATES: This notice is effective August 29, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Foss, U.S. Department of 
Education, 830 First Street NE., Room 114I1, Washington, DC 20202. 
Telephone: (202) 377-3681 or by email: ian.foss@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an 
accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact 
disc) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 427A of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1077a), provides formulas for 
determining the interest rates charged to borrowers on loans made under 
the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, including Federal 
Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, and 
Federal Consolidation Loans.
    The FFEL Program includes loans with variable interest rates and 
loans with fixed interest rates. Most loans made under the FFEL Program 
before July 1, 2006, have variable interest rates that change each 
year. In most cases, the variable interest rate formula that applies to 
a particular loan usually depends on the date of the first disbursement 
of the loan. The variable rates are determined annually and are 
effective for each 12-month period beginning July 1 of one year and 
ending June 30 of the following year.
    Under section 427A(k) of the HEA, FFEL Program loans first 
disbursed on or after July 1, 2006, have a fixed interest rate.
    In the case of some Federal Consolidation Loans, the interest rate 
is determined by the date on which the Federal Consolidation Loan 
application was received. Federal Consolidation Loans for which the 
application was received on or after October 1, 1998, have a fixed 
interest rate. This fixed rate is based on the weighted average of the 
loans that are consolidated, rounded up to the nearest higher 1/8 of 
one percent up to a maximum rate of 8.25 percent.
    FFEL variable interest rates are based on formulas that use the 
bond equivalent rate of the 91-day Treasury bills auctioned at the 
final auction held before June 1 of each year plus a statutorily 
established add-on. These formulas apply to: All Federal Subsidized and 
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans first disbursed before October 1, 1992, 
that have been converted to variable rate loans; all Federal Subsidized 
and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans first disbursed on or after October 1, 
1992, and before July 1, 2006; Federal PLUS Loans first disbursed on or 
after July 1, 1998, and before July 1, 2006; and Federal Consolidation 
Loans for which the Federal Consolidation Loan application was received 
on or after November 13, 1997, and before October 1, 1998. In each 
case, the calculated rate is capped by a maximum interest rate. The 
bond equivalent rate of the 91-day Treasury bills auctioned on May 28, 
2013, which is used to calculate the interest rates on these loans, is 
0.046 percent, which is rounded to 0.05 percent.
    For Federal PLUS loans first disbursed before July 1, 1998, the 
interest rate is based on the weekly average of the one-year constant 
maturity Treasury yield, as published by the Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System on the last day of the calendar week ending on 
or before June 26 of each year, plus a statutory add-on percentage. The 
calculated rate is capped by a maximum interest rate. The weekly 
average of the one-year constant maturity Treasury yield published on 
June 21, 2013, which is used to calculate the interest rate on these 
loans, is 0.13 percent.
    This notice includes five charts containing specific information on 
the calculation of interest rates for loans made under the FFEL 
Program:
    Chart 1 contains information on the interest rates for Federal 
Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans that were made as fixed-rate 
loans, but were subsequently converted to variable-rate loans.
    Chart 2 contains information on the interest rates for variable-
rate Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.
    Chart 3 contains information on the interest rates for variable-
rate Federal PLUS Loans.
    Chart 4 contains information on the interest rates for fixed-rate 
Federal Consolidation Loans.
    Chart 5 contains information on the interest rates for fixed-rate 
Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS Loans.

                                 Chart 1--``Converted'' Variable-Rate Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
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                                 Cohort
------------------------------------------------------------------------- Original fixed     Max. rate     91-Day T-Bill      Margin        Total rate
                                                        First disbursed    interest rate     (percent)    rate (percent)     (percent)       (percent)
             First disbursed on or after                     before          (percent)
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7/1/1988.............................................          7/23/1992           8.00,           10.00            0.05            3.25            3.30
                                                                           increasing to
                                                                                   10.00
7/23/1992............................................          10/1/1992           8.00,           10.00            0.05            3.25            3.30
                                                                           increasing to
                                                                                   10.00
7/23/1992............................................           7/1/1994            7.00            7.00            0.05            3.10            3.15
7/23/1992............................................           7/1/1994            8.00            8.00            0.05            3.10            3.15
7/23/1992............................................           7/1/1994            9.00            9.00            0.05            3.10            3.15
7/23/1992............................................           7/1/1994           8.00,           10.00            0.05            3.10            3.15
                                                                           increasing to
                                                                                   10.00
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    Note: The FFEL Program loans represented by the second row of 
the chart were only made to ``new borrowers'' on or after July 23, 
1992. Whether the FFEL Program loans represented by the third 
through sixth rows of the chart were made to a specific borrower 
depends on the interest rate on a borrower's existing loans at the 
time that the borrower received the loans between July 23, 1992 and 
prior to July 1, 1994.


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    In Charts 2 and 3, a dagger following a date in a cohort field 
indicates that the trigger for the rate to apply is a period of 
enrollment for which the loan was intended either ``ending before'' or 
``beginning on or after'' the date in the cohort field.

                                        Chart 2--Variable-Rate Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
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                              Cohort                                                             Margin (percent)              Total Rate (percent)
-------------------------------------------------------------------            91-Day T- ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          First     Max. rate  Bill rate    In-school,                      In-school,
             First disbursed on or after                disbursed   (percent)  (percent)      grace,         All other        grace,         All other
                                                          before                             deferment        periods        deferment        periods
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10/1/1992............................................     7/1/1994       9.00       0.05            3.10            3.10            3.15            3.15
7/1/1994.............................................  [dagger] 7/       9.00       0.05            3.10            3.10            3.15            3.15
                                                            1/1994
7/1/1994.............................................     7/1/1995       8.25       0.05            3.10            3.10            3.15            3.15
7/1/1995.............................................     7/1/1998       8.25       0.05            2.50            3.10            2.55            3.15
7/1/1998.............................................     7/1/2006       8.25       0.05            1.70            2.30            1.75            2.35
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    Note: The FFEL Program loans represented in the first row in 
Chart 2 were only made to ``new borrowers'' on or after October 1, 
1992. The FFEL Program loans represented in the second row in Chart 
2 were only made to ``new borrowers'' on or after July 1, 1994. The 
FFEL Program loans represented in the third row in Chart 2 must--in 
addition to having been first disbursed on or after July 1, 1994, 
and before July 1, 1995--have been made for a period of enrollment 
that began on or included July 1, 1994.

    In Charts 3 and 4, an asterisk following a date in a cohort field 
indicates that the relevant trigger is an application for a Federal 
Consolidation Loan being received either ``on or after'' or ``before'' 
the date in the cohort field. For example, the sixth row in Chart 3 
describes the interest rate for a Federal Consolidation Loan for which 
the application was received on or after November 13, 1997, but before 
October 1, 1998.

                                            Chart 3--Variable-Rate Federal PLUS, SLS, and Consolidation Loans
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                                                                          Cohort                            Index rate (percent)
                                                             --------------------------------           ---------------------------
                                                                                              Max. rate                 1-Year        Margin     Total
                          Loan type                                First           First      (percent)  91-Day T-     constant     (percent)     rate
                                                               disbursed on      disbursed               Bill rate     treasury                (percent)
                                                                 or after         before                               maturity
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PLUS and SLS................................................  ..............       10/1/1992      12.00  .........            0.13       3.25       3.38
SLS.........................................................       10/1/1992   [dagger] 7/1/      11.00  .........            0.13       3.10       3.23
                                                                                        1994
PLUS........................................................       10/1/1992        7/1/1994      10.00  .........            0.13       3.10       3.23
PLUS........................................................        7/1/1994        7/1/1998       9.00  .........            0.13       3.10       3.23
PLUS........................................................        7/1/1998        7/1/2006       9.00       0.05  ..............       3.10       3.15
Consolidation...............................................  \*\ 11/13/1997   \*\ 10/1/1998       8.25       0.05  ..............       3.10       3.15
HHS Portion of Consolidation................................  ..............  ..............  .........       0.05  ..............       3.00       3.05
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    The last row in Chart 3 refers to portions of Federal Consolidation 
Loans attributable to loans made by the U.S. Department of Health and 
Human Services under subpart I of part A of title VII of the Public 
Health Service Act.

                                     Chart 4--Fixed-Rate Consolidation Loans
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                                                  First
        First disbursed on or after             disbursed       Max. rate                    Rate
                                                 before         (percent)
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                                                   7/1/1994  ..............  Weighted average of rates on the
                                                                              loans included in the
                                                                              consolidation, rounded to nearest
                                                                              whole percent, but not less than
                                                                              9.00%.
7/1/1994...................................  \*\ 11/13/1997  ..............  Weighted average of rates on the
                                                                              loans included in the
                                                                              consolidation, rounded upward to
                                                                              nearest whole percent.
10/1/1998..................................        7/1/2010            8.25  Weighted average of rates on the
                                                                              loans included in the
                                                                              consolidation, rounded to the
                                                                              nearest higher 1/8 of 1 percent.
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                 Chart 5--Fixed-Rate Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS Loans
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                                                                       First           First
               Loan type                   Student grade level     disbursed on      disbursed         Rate
                                                                     or after         before         (percent)
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Subsidized............................  Undergraduate Students..        7/1/2006        7/1/2008            6.80
Subsidized............................  Undergraduate Students..        7/1/2008        7/1/2009            6.00
Subsidized............................  Undergraduate Students..        7/1/2009        7/1/2010            5.60
Subsidized............................  Graduate/Professional           7/1/2006        7/1/2010            6.80
                                         Students.

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Unsubsidized..........................  All Students............        7/1/2006        7/1/2010            6.80
PLUS..................................  Parents and Graduate/           7/1/2006        7/1/2010            8.50
                                         Professional Students.
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    Note: No new loans have been made under the FFEL Program since 
June 30, 2010.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1071 et seq.

    Dated: August 26, 2013.
James F. Manning,
Chief of Staff of Federal Student Aid, delegated the authority to 
perform the functions and duties of the Chief Operating Officer of 
Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. 2013-21142 Filed 8-28-13; 8:45 am]
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