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[FR Doc. 2016–31905 Filed 1–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Federal Perkins Loan, Federal WorkStudy, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2017–2018 Award Year Deadline Dates Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.038, 84.033, and 84.007. The Secretary announces the 2017–2018 award year deadline dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary institutions for the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs (collectively, the ‘‘campus-based programs’’). SUMMARY: The Federal Perkins Loan program encourages institutions to make lowinterest, long-term loans to needy undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their education. The FWS program encourages the part-time employment of needy undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their education and to involve them in community service activities. The FSEOG program encourages institutions to provide grants to exceptionally needy undergraduate students to help pay for their education. The Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs are authorized by parts E and C, and part A, subpart 3, respectively, of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Throughout the year, in its ‘‘Electronic Announcements,’’ the Department will continue to provide additional information for the individual deadline dates listed in the table under the Deadline Dates section of this notice. You will also find the information on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at www.ifap.ed.gov. Deadline Dates: The following table provides the 2017–2018 award year deadline dates for the submission of applications, reports, waiver requests, and other documents for the campusbased programs. Institutions must meet the established deadline dates to ensure consideration for funding or waiver, as appropriate. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 829 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices 2017–2018 AWARD YEAR DEADLINE DATES What does an institution submit? How is it submitted? What is the deadline for submission? 1. The Campus-Based Reallocation Form designated for the return of 2016–2017 funds and the request for supplemental FWS funds for the 2017–2018 award year. The Reallocation Form is located on the ‘‘Setup’’ tab of the Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) at the eCampus-Based Web site: https:// cbfisap.ed.gov.. The Reallocation Form must be submitted electronically through the eCampus-Based Web site The FISAP is located at the eCampus-Based Web site: https://cbfisap.ed.gov. The FISAP must be submitted electronically through the eCampus-Based Web site. The FISAP’s signature page must be signed by the institution’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), either electronically or on a printed copy with an original signature. If the FISAP signature page is mailed, it must be sent to: FISAP Administrator, 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1020, McLean, VA 22102. The Work Colleges Program Report is located on the ‘‘Setup’’ tab of the FISAP at the eCampus-Based Web site: https://cbfisap.ed.gov. The report must be submitted electronically through the eCampus-Based Web site. It must be signed by the institution’s CEO, either electronically or on a printed copy with an original signature. If the Work Colleges Program Report signature page is mailed, it must be submitted by one of the following methods: Hand deliver to: U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Grants & Campus-Based Division, ATTN: Work Colleges Coordinator, 830 First Street NE., Room 64F2, Washington, DC 20002; or Mail to: The address listed above for hand delivery. However, please use ZIP Code 20202–5453 The Financial Assistance for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Expenditure Report is located on the ‘‘Setup’’ tab of the FISAP at the eCampus-Based Web site: https://cbfisap.ed.gov. The report must be submitted electronically through the eCampus-Based Web site. It must be signed by the institution’s CEO, either electronically or on a printed copy with an original signature. If the Financial Assistance for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Expenditure Report signature page is mailed, it must be submitted by one of the following methods: Hand deliver to: U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Grants & Campus-Based Division, ATTN: Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Program, 830 First Street NE., Room 64F2, Washington, DC 20002; or Mail to: The address listed above for hand delivery. However, please use ZIP Code 20202–5453. The FISAP is located at the eCampus-Based Web site: https://cbfisap.ed.gov. The FISAP Edit Corrections and Perkins Cash on Hand Update must be submitted electronically through the eCampus-Based Web site. The request for a waiver is located in part II, section C of the FISAP at the eCampus-Based Web site: https:// cbfisap.ed.gov. The request and justification must be submitted electronically through the eCampus-Based Web site. The Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work Colleges Program can be found on the ‘‘Setup’’ tab of the FISAP at the eCampus-Based Web site: https://cbfisap.ed.gov. The application and agreement must be submitted electronically through the eCampus-Based Web site. It must be signed by the institution’s CEO, either electronically or on a printed copy with an original signature. If the Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work Colleges Program signature page is mailed, it must be submitted by one of the following methods: August 14, 2017. 2. The 2018–2019 FISAP (reporting 2016–2017 expenditure data and requesting funds for 2018–2019). 3. The Work Colleges Program Report of 2016–2017 award year expenditures. 4. The 2016–2017 Financial Assistance for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Expenditure Report. 5. The 2018–2019 FISAP Edit Corrections and Perkins Cash on Hand Update as of October 31, 2017. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 6. Request for a waiver of the 2018–2019 award year penalty for the underuse of 2016–2017 award year funds. 7. The Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work Colleges Program for the 2018–2019 award year. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 September 29, 2017. September 29, 2017. September 29, 2017. December 15, 2017. February 5, 2018. March 5, 2018. 830 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices 2017–2018 AWARD YEAR DEADLINE DATES—Continued What does an institution submit? What is the deadline for submission? How is it submitted? 8. Request for a waiver of the FWS Community Service Expenditure Requirement for the 2018–2019 award year. Hand deliver to: U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Grants & Campus-Based Division, ATTN: Work Colleges Coordinator, 830 First Street NE., Room 64F2, Washington, DC 20002; or Mail to: The address listed above for hand delivery. However, please use ZIP Code 20202–5453. The FWS Community Service waiver request is located on the ‘‘Setup’’ tab of the FISAP at the eCampus-Based Web site: https://cbfisap.ed.gov. The request and justification must be submitted electronically through the eCampus-Based Web site. April 23, 2018. Notes: D The deadline for an electronic submission is 11:59:00 p.m. (Washington, DC time) on the applicable deadline date. A transmission must be completed and accepted by 11:59:00 p.m. to meet the deadline. D A paper document that is sent through the U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked, or you must have a mail receipt stamped by the applicable deadline date. D A paper document that is delivered by a commercial courier must be received no later than 4:30:00 p.m. (Washington, DC time) on the applicable deadline date. D The Secretary may consider on a case-by-case basis the effect that a major disaster, as defined in section 102(2) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(2)), or another unusual circumstance has on an institution in meeting a deadline. Proof of Mailing or Hand Delivery of Paper Documents If you submit a paper document, if permitted, by mail or by hand delivery (or from a commercial courier), we accept as proof one of the following: (1) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service. (2) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark. (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial courier. (4) Any other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the Secretary. If you mail a paper document through the U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark. (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES All institutions are encouraged to use certified or at least first-class mail. The Department accepts hand deliveries from you or a commercial courier between 8:00:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. Sources for Detailed Information on These Requests A more detailed discussion of each request for funds or waiver is provided in specific ‘‘Electronic Announcements’’ posted on the Department’s IFAP Web site (http://ifap.ed.gov) at least 30 days before the established deadline date for the specific request. Information on VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 these items is also found in the Federal Student Aid Handbook, posted on the Department’s IFAP Web site. Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply to these programs: (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668. (2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal WorkStudy Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 673. (3) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR part 674. (4) Federal Work-Study Program, 34 CFR part 675. (5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 676. (6) Institutional Eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 34 CFR part 600. (7) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR part 82. (8) Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance), 34 CFR part 84. (9) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement), 2 CFR part 3485. (10) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 34 CFR part 86. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pat Stephenson, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street NE., Union Center Plaza, Room 64F2, Washington, DC 20202– 5453. Telephone: (202) 377–3782 or via email: pat.stephenson@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 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 Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this 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 your search to documents published by the Department. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq. and 1087aa et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq. Dated: December 29, 2016. James W. Runcie, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid. [FR Doc. 2016–31907 Filed 1–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 2 (Wednesday, January 4, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2017-2018 Award 
Year Deadline Dates

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.038, 
84.033, and 84.007.

SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the 2017-2018 award year deadline 
dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary 
institutions for the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), 
and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs 
(collectively, the ``campus-based programs'').

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Perkins Loan program encourages 
institutions to make low-interest, long-term loans to needy 
undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their education.
    The FWS program encourages the part-time employment of needy 
undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their education and 
to involve them in community service activities.
    The FSEOG program encourages institutions to provide grants to 
exceptionally needy undergraduate students to help pay for their 
education.
    The Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs are authorized by 
parts E and C, and part A, subpart 3, respectively, of title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
    Throughout the year, in its ``Electronic Announcements,'' the 
Department will continue to provide additional information for the 
individual deadline dates listed in the table under the Deadline Dates 
section of this notice. You will also find the information on the 
Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at 
www.ifap.ed.gov.
    Deadline Dates: The following table provides the 2017-2018 award 
year deadline dates for the submission of applications, reports, waiver 
requests, and other documents for the campus-based programs. 
Institutions must meet the established deadline dates to ensure 
consideration for funding or waiver, as appropriate.

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                                       2017-2018 Award Year Deadline Dates
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    What does an institution submit?            How is it submitted?        What is the deadline for submission?
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1. The Campus-Based Reallocation Form     The Reallocation Form is         August 14, 2017.
 designated for the return of 2016-2017    located on the ``Setup'' tab
 funds and the request for supplemental    of the Fiscal Operations
 FWS funds for the 2017-2018 award year.   Report and Application to
                                           Participate (FISAP) at the
                                           eCampus-Based Web site: https://cbfisap.ed.gov..
                                          The Reallocation Form must be
                                           submitted electronically
                                           through the eCampus-Based Web
                                           site.
2. The 2018-2019 FISAP (reporting 2016-   The FISAP is located at the      September 29, 2017.
 2017 expenditure data and requesting      eCampus-Based Web site: https:/
 funds for 2018-2019).                     /cbfisap.ed.gov.
                                          The FISAP must be submitted
                                           electronically through the
                                           eCampus-Based Web site. The
                                           FISAP's signature page must be
                                           signed by the institution's
                                           Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
                                           either electronically or on a
                                           printed copy with an original
                                           signature. If the FISAP
                                           signature page is mailed, it
                                           must be sent to: FISAP
                                           Administrator, 8405 Greensboro
                                           Drive, Suite 1020, McLean, VA
                                           22102..
3. The Work Colleges Program Report of    The Work Colleges Program        September 29, 2017.
 2016-2017 award year expenditures.        Report is located on the
                                           ``Setup'' tab of the FISAP at
                                           the eCampus-Based Web site:
                                           https://cbfisap.ed.gov.
                                          The report must be submitted
                                           electronically through the
                                           eCampus-Based Web site. It
                                           must be signed by the
                                           institution's CEO, either
                                           electronically or on a printed
                                           copy with an original
                                           signature. If the Work
                                           Colleges Program Report
                                           signature page is mailed, it
                                           must be submitted by one of
                                           the following methods:.
                                          Hand deliver to: U.S.
                                           Department of Education,
                                           Federal Student Aid, Grants &
                                           Campus-Based Division, ATTN:
                                           Work Colleges Coordinator, 830
                                           First Street NE., Room 64F2,
                                           Washington, DC 20002; or
                                          Mail to: The address listed
                                           above for hand delivery.
                                           However, please use ZIP Code
                                           20202-5453
4. The 2016-2017 Financial Assistance     The Financial Assistance for     September 29, 2017.
 for Students with Intellectual            Students with Intellectual
 Disabilities Expenditure Report.          Disabilities Expenditure
                                           Report is located on the
                                           ``Setup'' tab of the FISAP at
                                           the eCampus-Based Web site:
                                           https://cbfisap.ed.gov.
                                          The report must be submitted
                                           electronically through the
                                           eCampus-Based Web site. It
                                           must be signed by the
                                           institution's CEO, either
                                           electronically or on a printed
                                           copy with an original
                                           signature. If the Financial
                                           Assistance for Students with
                                           Intellectual Disabilities
                                           Expenditure Report signature
                                           page is mailed, it must be
                                           submitted by one of the
                                           following methods:.
                                          Hand deliver to: U.S.
                                           Department of Education,
                                           Federal Student Aid, Grants &
                                           Campus-Based Division, ATTN:
                                           Comprehensive Transition and
                                           Postsecondary Program, 830
                                           First Street NE., Room 64F2,
                                           Washington, DC 20002; or
                                             Mail to: The address listed
                                              above for hand delivery.
                                              However, please use ZIP
                                              Code 20202-5453.
5. The 2018-2019 FISAP Edit Corrections   The FISAP is located at the      December 15, 2017.
 and Perkins Cash on Hand Update as of     eCampus-Based Web site: https:/
 October 31, 2017.                         /cbfisap.ed.gov.
                                          The FISAP Edit Corrections and
                                           Perkins Cash on Hand Update
                                           must be submitted
                                           electronically through the
                                           eCampus-Based Web site..
6. Request for a waiver of the 2018-2019  The request for a waiver is      February 5, 2018.
 award year penalty for the underuse of    located in part II, section C
 2016-2017 award year funds.               of the FISAP at the eCampus-
                                           Based Web site: https://cbfisap.ed.gov.
                                          The request and justification
                                           must be submitted
                                           electronically through the
                                           eCampus-Based Web site.
7. The Institutional Application and      The Institutional Application    March 5, 2018.
 Agreement for Participation in the Work   and Agreement for
 Colleges Program for the 2018-2019        Participation in the Work
 award year.                               Colleges Program can be found
                                           on the ``Setup'' tab of the
                                           FISAP at the eCampus-Based Web
                                           site: https://cbfisap.ed.gov.
                                          The application and agreement
                                           must be submitted
                                           electronically through the
                                           eCampus-Based Web site. It
                                           must be signed by the
                                           institution's CEO, either
                                           electronically or on a printed
                                           copy with an original
                                           signature. If the
                                           Institutional Application and
                                           Agreement for Participation in
                                           the Work Colleges Program
                                           signature page is mailed, it
                                           must be submitted by one of
                                           the following methods:.

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                                          Hand deliver to: U.S.
                                           Department of Education,
                                           Federal Student Aid, Grants &
                                           Campus-Based Division, ATTN:
                                           Work Colleges Coordinator, 830
                                           First Street NE., Room 64F2,
                                           Washington, DC 20002; or
                                             Mail to: The address listed
                                              above for hand delivery.
                                              However, please use ZIP
                                              Code 20202-5453.
8. Request for a waiver of the FWS        The FWS Community Service        April 23, 2018.
 Community Service Expenditure             waiver request is located on
 Requirement for the 2018-2019 award       the ``Setup'' tab of the FISAP
 year.                                     at the eCampus-Based Web site:
                                           https://cbfisap.ed.gov.
                                          The request and justification
                                           must be submitted
                                           electronically through the
                                           eCampus-Based Web site.
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Notes:
[ssquf] The deadline for an electronic submission is 11:59:00 p.m. (Washington, DC time) on the applicable
  deadline date. A transmission must be completed and accepted by 11:59:00 p.m. to meet the deadline.
[ssquf] A paper document that is sent through the U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked, or you must have a
  mail receipt stamped by the applicable deadline date.
[ssquf] A paper document that is delivered by a commercial courier must be received no later than 4:30:00 p.m.
  (Washington, DC time) on the applicable deadline date.
[ssquf] The Secretary may consider on a case-by-case basis the effect that a major disaster, as defined in
  section 102(2) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(2)), or
  another unusual circumstance has on an institution in meeting a deadline.

Proof of Mailing or Hand Delivery of Paper Documents

    If you submit a paper document, if permitted, by mail or by hand 
delivery (or from a commercial courier), we accept as proof one of the 
following:
    (1) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (2) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
courier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the 
Secretary.
    If you mail a paper document through the U.S. Postal Service, we do 
not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.

    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your 
local post office.

    All institutions are encouraged to use certified or at least first-
class mail.
    The Department accepts hand deliveries from you or a commercial 
courier between 8:00:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, 
Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.

Sources for Detailed Information on These Requests

    A more detailed discussion of each request for funds or waiver is 
provided in specific ``Electronic Announcements'' posted on the 
Department's IFAP Web site (http://ifap.ed.gov) at least 30 days before 
the established deadline date for the specific request. Information on 
these items is also found in the Federal Student Aid Handbook, posted 
on the Department's IFAP Web site.
    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply to these 
programs:
    (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668.
    (2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, 
Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational 
Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 673.
    (3) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR part 674.
    (4) Federal Work-Study Program, 34 CFR part 675.
    (5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 
CFR part 676.
    (6) Institutional Eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended, 34 CFR part 600.
    (7) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR part 82.
    (8) Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial 
Assistance), 34 CFR part 84.
    (9) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement), 2 CFR 
part 3485.
    (10) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 34 CFR part 86.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pat Stephenson, U.S. Department of 
Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street NE., Union Center 
Plaza, Room 64F2, Washington, DC 20202-5453. Telephone: (202) 377-3782 
or via email: pat.stephenson@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text 
telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877-
8339.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 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 Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you 
must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this 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 your search to documents published 
by the Department.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq. and 1087aa et seq.; 
42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.

    Dated: December 29, 2016.
James W. Runcie,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. 2016-31907 Filed 1-3-17; 8:45 am]
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