Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2015-2016 Federal Student Aid Application, 51144-51146 [2014-20275]

Download as PDF 51144 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). Mr. Mark Gomersall, (571) 372–6099. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available electronically on the Internet at: http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/ index.htm. Paper copies are available from Mr. Mark Gomersall, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 229, Taxes, and related clause at DFARS 252.229– 7010; OMB Control Number 0704–0390. Needs and Uses: DoD uses this information to determine if DoD contractors in the United Kingdom have attempted to obtain relief from customs duty on vehicle fuels in accordance with contract requirements. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 40. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 40. Average Burden per Response: 4 hours. Annual Burden Hours: 160. Frequency: On occasion. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Summary of Information Collection The clause at DFARS 252.229–7010, Relief from Customs Duty on Fuel (United Kingdom), is prescribed at DFARS 229.402–70(j) for use in solicitations issued and contracts awarded in the United Kingdom that require the use of fuels (gasoline or diesel) and lubricants in taxis or vehicles other than passenger vehicles. The clause requires the contractor to provide the contracting officer with evidence that the contractor has initiated an attempt to obtain relief from customs duty on fuels and lubricants, as permitted by an agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom. Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council. [FR Doc. 2014–20287 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2014–ICCD–0125] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2015– 2016 Federal Student Aid Application Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2014–ICCD–0125 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L–OM–2–2E319, Room 2E115, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Douglas Pineda Robles (202) 377–4578. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps ED assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the ED’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. ED is especially interested in public comments SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of ED; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might ED enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might ED minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: 2015–2016 Federal Student Aid Application. OMB Control Number: 1845–0001. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. RespondentsAffected Public: Individuals. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 44,992,857. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 24,083,155. Abstract: Section 483 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), mandates that the Secretary of Education ‘‘. . . shall produce, distribute, and process free of charge common financial reporting forms as described in this subsection to be used for application and reapplication to determine the need and eligibility of a student for financial assistance . . .’’. The determination of need and eligibility are for the following title IV, HEA, federal student financial assistance programs: The Federal Pell Grant Program; the Campus-Based programs (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and the Federal Perkins Loan Program); the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant; and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education (hereafter ‘‘the Department’’), subsequently developed an application process to collect and process the data necessary to determine a student’s eligibility to receive title IV, HEA program assistance. The application process involves an applicant’s submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). After submission of the FAFSA, an applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR), which is a summary of the data they submitted on the FAFSA. The applicant reviews the SAR, and, if necessary, will make corrections or updates to their submitted FAFSA data. Institutions of higher education listed by the applicant on the FAFSA E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices also receive a summary of processed data submitted on the FAFSA which is called the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). The Department seeks OMB approval of all application components as a single ‘‘collection of information’’. The aggregate burden will be accounted for 51145 under OMB Control Number 1845–0001. The specific application components, descriptions and submission methods for each are listed in Table one. TABLE 1—FEDERAL STUDENT AID APPLICATION COMPONENTS Component Description Submission method Initial Submission of FAFSA FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) .... Online FAFSA that offers applicants a customized experience. .......................... FOTW—Renewal ..................... FOTW—EZ ............................... Online FAFSA for applicants who have previously completed the FAFSA. Online FAFSA for applicants who qualify for the Simplified Needs Test (SNT) or Automatic Zero (Auto Zero) needs analysis formulas. Online FAFSA for applicants who have previously completed the FAFSA and who qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas. The Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) representatives assist applicants by filing the FAFSA on their behalf through FOTW. FOTW—EZ Renewal ............... FAFSA on the Phone (FOTP) .. FOTP—EZ ................................ FAA Access .............................. FAA Access—Renewal ............ FAA Access—EZ ..................... FAA Access—EZ Renewal ...... Electronic Other ....................... PDF FAFSA or Paper FAFSA FSAIC representatives assist applicants who qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas by filing the FAFSA on their behalf through FOTW. Online tool that a financial aid administrator (FAA) utilizes to submit a FAFSA. Online tool that a FAA can utilize to submit a Renewal FAFSA. Online tool that a FAA can utilize to submit a FAFSA for applicants who qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas. Online tool that a FAA can utilize to submit a FAFSA for applicants who have previously completed the FAFSA and who qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas. This is a submission done by a FAA, on behalf of the applicant, using the Electronic Data Exchange (EDE). The paper version of the FAFSA printed by the Department for applicants who are unable to access the Internet or the online version of the FAFSA for applicants who can access the Internet but are unable to complete the form using FOTW. Submitted by the applicant via www.fafsa.gov. Submitted through www.fafsa.gov for applicants who call 1–800–4– FED–AID. Submitted through www.faaacess.ed.gov by a FAA on behalf of an applicant. The FAA may be using their mainframe computer or software to facilitate the EDE process. Mailed by the applicant. Correcting Submitted FAFSA Information and Reviewing FAFSA Information FOTW—Corrections ................. Electronic Other—Corrections Any applicant who has a Federal Student Aid PIN (FSA PIN)—regardless of how they originally applied—may make corrections using FOTW Corrections. With the applicant’s permission, corrections can be made by a FAA using the EDE. Paper SAR—This is a SAR The full paper summary that is mailed to paper applicants who did not provide and an option for corrections.. an e-mail address and to applicants whose records were rejected due to critical errors during processing. Applicants can write corrections directly on the paper SAR and mail for processing. FAA Access—Corrections ........ An institution can use FAA Access to correct the FAFSA ................................... The Department will submit an applicant’s record for system-generated corrections. FSAIC Corrections ................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Internal Department Corrections. Any applicant, with their Data Release Number (DRN), can change the postsecondary institutions listed on their FAFSA or change their address by calling FSAIC. The eSAR is an online version of the SAR that is available on FOTW to all applicants with a PIN. Notifications for the eSAR are sent to students who applied electronically or by paper and provided an e-mail address. These notifications are sent by e-mail and include a secure hyperlink that takes the user to the FOTW site. SAR Electronic (eSAR) ............ VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Submitted by the applicant via www.fafsa.gov. The FAA may be using their mainframe computer or software to facilitate the EDE process. Mailed by the applicant. Submitted through www.faaacess.ed.gov by a FAA on behalf of an applicant. There is no burden to the applicants under this correction type as these are system-based corrections. These changes are made directly in the CPS system by a FSAIC representative. Cannot be submitted for processing. 51146 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This information collection also documents an estimate of the annual public burden as it relates to the application process for federal student aid. The Applicant Burden Model (ABM), measures applicant burden through an assessment of the activities each applicant conducts in conjunction with other applicant characteristics and in terms of burden, the average applicant’s experience. Key determinants of the ABM include: b The total number of applicants that will potentially apply for federal student aid; b How the applicant chooses to complete and submit the FAFSA (e.g., by paper or electronically via FOTW®); b How the applicant chooses to submit any corrections andor updates (e.g., the paper SAR or electronically via FOTW Corrections); b The type of SAR document the applicant receives (eSAR, SAR acknowledgment, or paper SAR); b The formula applied to determine the applicant’s expected family contribution (EFC) (full need analysis formula, Simplified Needs Test or Automatic Zero); and b The average amount of time involved in preparing to complete the application. The ABM is largely driven by the number of potential applicants for the application cycle. The total application projection for 2015–2016 is based upon two factors—estimates of the total enrollment in all degree-granting institutions and the percentage change in FAFSA submissions for the last completed or almost completed application cycle. The ABM is also based on the application options available to students and parents. The Department accounts for each application component based on web trending tools, survey information, and other Department data sources. For 2015–2016, the Department is reporting a net burden decrease of 2,081,212 hours. Dated: August 21, 2014. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–20275 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2014–ICCD–0088] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Master Generic Plan for Customer Surveys and Focus Groups Office of Management (OM), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. Department of Education as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the ‘‘Master Generic Plan for Customer Surveys and Focus Groups’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID ED–2014–ICCD–0088). DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2014–ICCD–0088 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L–OM–2–2E319, Room 2E115, Washington, DC 20202. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Stephanie Valentine, 202–401–0526. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Master Generic Plan for Customer Surveys and Focus Groups. OMB Control Number: 1800–0011. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 451,322. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 115,344. Projected average estimates for the next three years: Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 70. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 500. Annual Responses: 451,322. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: .08. Burden Hours: 115,344. Abstract: Surveys to be considered under this generic will only include those surveys that improve customer service or collect feedback about a service provided to individuals or entities directly served by ED. The results of these customer surveys will help ED managers plan and implement program improvements and other customer satisfaction initiatives. Focus groups that will be considered under the generic clearance will assess customer satisfaction with a direct service, or will be designed to inform a customer satisfaction survey ED is considering. Surveys that have the potential to influence policy will not be considered under this generic clearance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–20405 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2014–ICCD–0105] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015 (TIMSS:2015) Main Study Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences/National Center for Education Statistics (IES). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2014-ICCD-0125]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2015-
2016 Federal Student Aid Application

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2014-ICCD-
0125 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the 
regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED 
will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note 
that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the 
comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments 
during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site 
is not available. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L-OM-2-
2E319, Room 2E115, Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Douglas Pineda Robles (202) 377-
4578.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps ED assess the impact of its 
information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting 
burden. It also helps the public understand the ED's information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information 
collection request (ICR) that is described below. ED is especially 
interested in public comments addressing the following issues: (1) Is 
this collection necessary to the proper functions of ED; (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might ED enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how 
might ED minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: 2015-2016 Federal Student Aid Application.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0001.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    RespondentsAffected Public: Individuals.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 44,992,857.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 24,083,155.
    Abstract: Section 483 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 
amended (HEA), mandates that the Secretary of Education ``. . . shall 
produce, distribute, and process free of charge common financial 
reporting forms as described in this subsection to be used for 
application and reapplication to determine the need and eligibility of 
a student for financial assistance . . .''.
    The determination of need and eligibility are for the following 
title IV, HEA, federal student financial assistance programs: The 
Federal Pell Grant Program; the Campus-Based programs (Federal 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study 
(FWS), and the Federal Perkins Loan Program); the William D. Ford 
Federal Direct Loan Program; the Teacher Education Assistance for 
College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant; and the Iraq and 
Afghanistan Service Grant.
    Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education 
(hereafter ``the Department''), subsequently developed an application 
process to collect and process the data necessary to determine a 
student's eligibility to receive title IV, HEA program assistance. The 
application process involves an applicant's submission of the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA[supreg]). After submission 
of the FAFSA, an applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR), which 
is a summary of the data they submitted on the FAFSA. The applicant 
reviews the SAR, and, if necessary, will make corrections or updates to 
their submitted FAFSA data. Institutions of higher education listed by 
the applicant on the FAFSA

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also receive a summary of processed data submitted on the FAFSA which 
is called the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR).
    The Department seeks OMB approval of all application components as 
a single ``collection of information''. The aggregate burden will be 
accounted for under OMB Control Number 1845-0001. The specific 
application components, descriptions and submission methods for each 
are listed in Table one.

                               Table 1--Federal Student Aid Application Components
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              Component                                   Description                       Submission method
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                                           Initial Submission of FAFSA
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FAFSA on the Web (FOTW)..............  Online FAFSA that offers applicants a customized  Submitted by the
                                        experience..                                      applicant via
                                                                                          www.fafsa.gov.
FOTW--Renewal........................  Online FAFSA for applicants who have previously
                                        completed the FAFSA.
FOTW--EZ.............................  Online FAFSA for applicants who qualify for the
                                        Simplified Needs Test (SNT) or Automatic Zero
                                        (Auto Zero) needs analysis formulas.
FOTW--EZ Renewal.....................  Online FAFSA for applicants who have previously
                                        completed the FAFSA and who qualify for the SNT
                                        or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas.
FAFSA on the Phone (FOTP)............  The Federal Student Aid Information Center        Submitted through
                                        (FSAIC) representatives assist applicants by      www.fafsa.gov for
                                        filing the FAFSA on their behalf through FOTW.    applicants who call 1-
                                                                                          800-4-FED-AID.
FOTP--EZ.............................  FSAIC representatives assist applicants who
                                        qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis
                                        formulas by filing the FAFSA on their behalf
                                        through FOTW.
FAA Access...........................  Online tool that a financial aid administrator    Submitted through
                                        (FAA) utilizes to submit a FAFSA..                www.faaacess.ed.gov by
                                                                                          a FAA on behalf of an
                                                                                          applicant.
FAA Access--Renewal..................  Online tool that a FAA can utilize to submit a
                                        Renewal FAFSA.
FAA Access--EZ.......................  Online tool that a FAA can utilize to submit a
                                        FAFSA for applicants who qualify for the SNT or
                                        Auto Zero needs analysis formulas.
FAA Access--EZ Renewal...............  Online tool that a FAA can utilize to submit a
                                        FAFSA for applicants who have previously
                                        completed the FAFSA and who qualify for the SNT
                                        or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas.
Electronic Other.....................  This is a submission done by a FAA, on behalf of  The FAA may be using
                                        the applicant, using the Electronic Data          their mainframe
                                        Exchange (EDE).                                   computer or software
                                                                                          to facilitate the EDE
                                                                                          process.
PDF FAFSA or Paper FAFSA.............  The paper version of the FAFSA printed by the     Mailed by the
                                        Department for applicants who are unable to       applicant.
                                        access the Internet or the online version of
                                        the FAFSA for applicants who can access the
                                        Internet but are unable to complete the form
                                        using FOTW.
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                     Correcting Submitted FAFSA Information and Reviewing FAFSA Information
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FOTW--Corrections....................  Any applicant who has a Federal Student Aid PIN   Submitted by the
                                        (FSA PIN)--regardless of how they originally      applicant via
                                        applied--may make corrections using FOTW          www.fafsa.gov.
                                        Corrections.
Electronic Other--Corrections........  With the applicant's permission, corrections can  The FAA may be using
                                        be made by a FAA using the EDE.                   their mainframe
                                                                                          computer or software
                                                                                          to facilitate the EDE
                                                                                          process.
Paper SAR--This is a SAR and an        The full paper summary that is mailed to paper    Mailed by the
 option for corrections..               applicants who did not provide an e-mail          applicant.
                                        address and to applicants whose records were
                                        rejected due to critical errors during
                                        processing. Applicants can write corrections
                                        directly on the paper SAR and mail for
                                        processing.
FAA Access--Corrections..............  An institution can use FAA Access to correct the  Submitted through
                                        FAFSA.                                            www.faaacess.ed.gov by
                                                                                          a FAA on behalf of an
                                                                                          applicant.
Internal Department Corrections......  The Department will submit an applicant's record  There is no burden to
                                        for system-generated corrections.                 the applicants under
                                                                                          this correction type
                                                                                          as these are system-
                                                                                          based corrections.
FSAIC Corrections....................  Any applicant, with their Data Release Number     These changes are made
                                        (DRN), can change the postsecondary               directly in the CPS
                                        institutions listed on their FAFSA or change      system by a FSAIC
                                        their address by calling FSAIC.                   representative.
SAR Electronic (eSAR)................  The eSAR is an online version of the SAR that is  Cannot be submitted for
                                        available on FOTW to all applicants with a PIN.   processing.
                                        Notifications for the eSAR are sent to students
                                        who applied electronically or by paper and
                                        provided an e-mail address. These notifications
                                        are sent by e-mail and include a secure
                                        hyperlink that takes the user to the FOTW site.
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    This information collection also documents an estimate of the 
annual public burden as it relates to the application process for 
federal student aid. The Applicant Burden Model (ABM), measures 
applicant burden through an assessment of the activities each applicant 
conducts in conjunction with other applicant characteristics and in 
terms of burden, the average applicant's experience. Key determinants 
of the ABM include:
    [ballot] The total number of applicants that will potentially apply 
for federal student aid;
    [ballot] How the applicant chooses to complete and submit the FAFSA 
(e.g., by paper or electronically via FOTW[supreg]);
    [ballot] How the applicant chooses to submit any corrections andor 
updates (e.g., the paper SAR or electronically via FOTW Corrections);
    [ballot] The type of SAR document the applicant receives (eSAR, SAR 
acknowledgment, or paper SAR);
    [ballot] The formula applied to determine the applicant's expected 
family contribution (EFC) (full need analysis formula, Simplified Needs 
Test or Automatic Zero); and
    [ballot] The average amount of time involved in preparing to 
complete the application.
    The ABM is largely driven by the number of potential applicants for 
the application cycle. The total application projection for 2015-2016 
is based upon two factors--estimates of the total enrollment in all 
degree-granting institutions and the percentage change in FAFSA 
submissions for the last completed or almost completed application 
cycle. The ABM is also based on the application options available to 
students and parents. The Department accounts for each application 
component based on web trending tools, survey information, and other 
Department data sources.
    For 2015-2016, the Department is reporting a net burden decrease of 
2,081,212 hours.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Tomakie Washington,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-20275 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
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