Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), 18121-18123 [2017-07620]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 72 / Monday, April 17, 2017 / Notices William Hostyn, DoD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, J2/5, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, MS 6201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–6201. Email: william.p.hostyn.civ@mail.mil. Phone: (703) 767–4453. Fax: (703) 767–4206. Written Statements: Pursuant to section 10(a)(3) of FACA and 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the membership of the TRAC at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Written statements should be submitted to the TRAC’s Designated Federal Officer. The Designated Federal Officer’s contact information is listed in this notice, or it can be obtained from the General Services Administration’s FACA Database: http:// www.facadatabase.gov/committee/ committee.aspx?cid=1663&aid=41. Written statements that do not pertain to a scheduled meeting of the TRAC may be submitted at any time. However, if individual comments pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned meeting, then these statements must be submitted no later than five business days prior to the meeting in question. The Designated Federal Officer will review all submitted written statements and provide copies to all TRAC members. Dated: April 11, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–07626 Filed 4–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2017–ICCD–0044] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2018– 2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of the existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Apr 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2017–ICCD–. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 224–84, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact the Applicant Products Team at StudentExperienceGroup@ed.gov. 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 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 function 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 the Collection: 2018–2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. OMB Control Number: 1845–0001. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18121 Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 39,226,771. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 25,826,753. 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 (FSA), an office of the U.S. Department of Education, 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 and processing of the FAFSA, an applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR), which is a summary of the processed 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 also receive a summary of processed data submitted on the FAFSA which is called the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). ED and FSA seek 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 1. E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 18122 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 72 / Monday, April 17, 2017 / Notices TABLE 1—FEDERAL STUDENT AID APPLICATION COMPONENTS Component Description Submission method Initial Submission of FAFSA FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) ........... FOTW—Renewal ............................ FOTW—EZ ...................................... FOTW—EZ Renewal ...................... FAA Access ..................................... FAA Access—Renewal ................... FAA Access—EZ ............................ FAA Access—EZ Renewal ............. Electronic Other .............................. Printed FAFSA ................................ Online FAFSA that offers applicants a customized experience. 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 SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas. Online tool that a financial aid administrator (FAA) utilizes to submit a FAFSA. Online tool that an FAA can utilize to submit a Renewal FAFSA. Online tool that an FAA can utilize to submit a FAFSA for applicants who qualify for the SNT or Auto Zero needs analysis formulas. Online tool that an 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 an FAA, on behalf of the applicant, using the Electronic Data Exchange (EDE). The printed version of the PDF FAFSA for applicants who are unable to access the Internet or complete the form using FOTW. Submitted by the applicant via fafsa.gov. Submitted through faaaccess.ed.gov by an 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 ........ Paper SAR—This is a SAR and an option for corrections. FAA Access—Corrections ............... Any applicant who has a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)—regardless of how they originally applied—may make corrections using FOTW Corrections. With the applicant’s permission, corrections can be made by an FAA using the EDE. The full paper summary that is mailed to paper applicants who did not provide 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. An institution can use FAA Access to correct the FAFSA ... Internal Department Corrections ..... The Department will submit an applicant’s record for system-generated corrections. FSAIC 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 an FSA ID. Notification 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. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SAR Electronic (eSAR) ................... 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Apr 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 applicant’s experience. Key determinants of the ABM include: • The total number of applicants that will potentially apply for federal student aid; • How the applicant chooses to complete and submit the FAFSA (e.g., by paper or electronically via FOTW®); • How the applicant chooses to submit any corrections and/or updates PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submitted by the applicant via fafsa.gov. The FAA may be using their mainframe computer or software to facilitate the EDE process. Mailed by the applicant. Submitted through faaaccess.ed.gov by an FAA on behalf of an applicant. There is no burden to the applicants under this correction type as these are systembased corrections. These changes are made directly in the CPS system by an FSAIC representative. Cannot be submitted for processing. (e.g., the paper SAR or electronically via FOTW Corrections); • The type of SAR document the applicant receives (eSAR, SAR acknowledgment, or paper SAR); • The formula applied to determine the applicant’s expected family contribution (EFC) (full need analysis formula, Simplified Needs Test or Automatic Zero); and E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 72 / Monday, April 17, 2017 / Notices • 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 2018–2019 is based upon two factors—estimating the growth rate of the total enrollment into postsecondary education and applying the growth rate to the FAFSA submissions. The ABM is also based on the application options available to students and parents. ED accounts for each application component based on Web trending tools, survey information and other ED data sources. For 2018–2019, ED is reporting a net burden increase of 5,790,741 hours. Dated: April 11, 2017. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–07620 Filed 4–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Application for New Awards; Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies; Part II of the Formula Grant Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE) Applications Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Overview Information Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.060A. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Dates Part II of EASIE Applications Available: May 17, 2017. Deadline for Transmittal of Part II Applications: June 15, 2017. Note: Applicants must meet the deadlines for both EASIE Part I and Part II to be eligible to receive a grant. This notice inviting applications only announces dates for EASIE Part II. The notice inviting applications for EASIE Part I was published on March 13, 2017. Any application that does not meet the Part I and Part II deadlines will not be considered for funding. Failure to submit the required supplemental documentation, described under Content and Form of Application Submission in section IV of this notice, by the EASIE Part II deadline will result in an incomplete application that will VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Apr 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 not be considered for funding. The Office of Indian Education recommends uploading the documentation at least two days prior to each deadline date to ensure that any potential submission issues are resolved prior to the Part II application deadline. I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Formula Grants) program provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs), Indian tribes and organizations, and other eligible entities in developing elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) funds comprehensive programs that are designed to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and ensure that all students meet challenging State academic standards. As authorized under section 6116 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),1 the Secretary will, upon receipt of an acceptable plan for the integration of education and related services, and in cooperation with other relevant Federal agencies, authorize the entity receiving the funds under this program to consolidate all Federal funds that are to be used exclusively for Indian students. Instructions for submitting an integration of education and related services plan are included in the EASIE, which is described under Application Process and Submission Information in section IV of this notice. Note: Under the Formula Grants program, all applicants are required to develop the project for which an application is made in open consultation with parents and teachers of Indian children, representatives of Indian tribes on Indian lands located within 50 miles of any school that the LEA will serve if such tribes have any children in such school, Indian organizations (IOs), and, if appropriate, Indian students from secondary schools, including through public hearings held to provide to the individuals described above a full opportunity to understand the program and to offer recommendations regarding the program (ESEA section 6114(c)(3)(C)). LEA applicants are required to develop the project for which an application is made with the participation and written approval of a parent committee whose membership includes parents and family members of Indian children in the LEA’s schools; representatives of Indian tribes on Indian lands located within 50 miles of any school that the LEA will serve if such tribes have any children in such school; teachers in 1 All references to the ESEA refer to the ESEA as amended by the ESSA. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18123 the schools; and if appropriate, Indian students attending secondary schools of the LEA (ESEA section 6114(c)(4)). The majority of the parent committee members must be parents and family members of Indian children (ESEA section 6114(c)(4)). Definitions: The following definition is from section 6112(d)(3) of the ESEA: Indian community-based organization means any organization that is composed primarily of Indian parents, family members and community members, tribal government educational officials, and tribal members, from a specific community; assists in the social, cultural, and educational development of Indians in such community; meets the unique cultural, language, and academic needs of Indian students; and demonstrates organizational and administrative capacity to manage the grant. Statutory Hiring Preference (a) Awards that are primarily for the benefit of Indians are subject to the provisions of section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93–638). That section requires that, to the greatest extent feasible, a grantee— (1) Give to Indians preferences and opportunities for training and employment in connection with the administration of the grant; and (2) Give to IOs and to Indian-owned economic enterprises, as defined in section 3 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 1452(e)), preference in the award of contracts in connection with the administration of the grant. (b) For purposes of this section, an Indian is a member of any federally recognized Indian tribe. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7421 et seq. Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The Office of Management and Budget Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants except federally recognized Indian tribes. II. Award Information Type of Award: Formula grants. E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 72 (Monday, April 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18121-18123]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-07620]


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 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2017-ICCD-0044]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2018-
2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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, ED is 
proposing a revision of the existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2017-ICCD-. 
Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 224-84, Washington, DC 
20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact the Applicant Products Team at 
StudentExperienceGroup@ed.gov.

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 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 function 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 the Collection: 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0001.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 39,226,771.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 25,826,753.
    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 (FSA), an office of the U.S. Department of 
Education, 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 and processing of the 
FAFSA, an applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR), which is a 
summary of the processed 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 also receive a summary of 
processed data submitted on the FAFSA which is called the Institutional 
Student Information Record (ISIR).
    ED and FSA seek 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 1.

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           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     Submitted by the
                                  offers applicants a   applicant via
                                  customized            fafsa.gov.
                                  experience.
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
                                  SNT or Auto Zero
                                  needs analysis
                                  formulas.
FAA Access.....................  Online tool that a    Submitted through
                                  financial aid         faaaccess.ed.gov
                                  administrator (FAA)   by an FAA on
                                  utilizes to submit    behalf of an
                                  a FAFSA.              applicant.
FAA Access--Renewal............  Online tool that an
                                  FAA can utilize to
                                  submit a Renewal
                                  FAFSA.
FAA Access--EZ.................  Online tool that an
                                  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 an
                                  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  The FAA may be
                                  done by an FAA, on    using their
                                  behalf of the         mainframe
                                  applicant, using      computer or
                                  the Electronic Data   software to
                                  Exchange (EDE).       facilitate the
                                                        EDE process.
Printed FAFSA..................  The printed version   Mailed by the
                                  of the PDF FAFSA      applicant.
                                  for applicants who
                                  are unable to
                                  access the Internet
                                  or complete the
                                  form using FOTW.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Correcting Submitted FAFSA Information and Reviewing FAFSA Information
------------------------------------------------------------------------
FOTW--Corrections..............  Any applicant who     Submitted by the
                                  has a Federal         applicant via
                                  Student Aid ID (FSA   fafsa.gov.
                                  ID)--regardless of
                                  how they originally
                                  applied--may make
                                  corrections using
                                  FOTW Corrections.
Electronic Other--Corrections..  With the applicant's  The FAA may be
                                  permission,           using their
                                  corrections can be    mainframe
                                  made by an FAA        computer or
                                  using the EDE.        software to
                                                        facilitate the
                                                        EDE process.
Paper SAR--This is a SAR and an  The full paper        Mailed by the
 option for corrections.          summary that is       applicant.
                                  mailed to paper
                                  applicants who did
                                  not provide 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    Submitted through
                                  use FAA Access to     faaaccess.ed.gov
                                  correct the FAFSA.    by an FAA on
                                                        behalf of an
                                                        applicant.
Internal Department Corrections  The Department will   There is no
                                  submit an             burden to the
                                  applicant's record    applicants under
                                  for system-           this correction
                                  generated             type as these
                                  corrections.          are system-based
                                                        corrections.
FSAIC Corrections..............  Any applicant, with   These changes are
                                  their Data Release    made directly in
                                  Number (DRN), can     the CPS system
                                  change the            by an FSAIC
                                  postsecondary         representative.
                                  institutions listed
                                  on their FAFSA or
                                  change their
                                  address by calling
                                  FSAIC.
SAR Electronic (eSAR)..........  The eSAR is an        Cannot be
                                  online version of     submitted for
                                  the SAR that is       processing.
                                  available on FOTW
                                  to all applicants
                                  with an FSA ID.
                                  Notification 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:
     The total number of applicants that will potentially apply 
for federal student aid;
     How the applicant chooses to complete and submit the FAFSA 
(e.g., by paper or electronically via FOTW[supreg]);
     How the applicant chooses to submit any corrections and/or 
updates (e.g., the paper SAR or electronically via FOTW Corrections);
     The type of SAR document the applicant receives (eSAR, SAR 
acknowledgment, or paper SAR);
     The formula applied to determine the applicant's expected 
family contribution (EFC) (full need analysis formula, Simplified Needs 
Test or Automatic Zero); and

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     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 2018-2019 
is based upon two factors--estimating the growth rate of the total 
enrollment into post-secondary education and applying the growth rate 
to the FAFSA submissions. The ABM is also based on the application 
options available to students and parents. ED accounts for each 
application component based on Web trending tools, survey information 
and other ED data sources.
    For 2018-2019, ED is reporting a net burden increase of 5,790,741 
hours.

    Dated: April 11, 2017.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-07620 Filed 4-14-17; 8:45 am]
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