Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2016-17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B: 16/17) Main Study, 20321-20322 [2017-08739]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 82 / Monday, May 1, 2017 / Notices Correction ACTION: In FR Doc. No. 2017–08362, in the Federal Register of April 25, 2017 (82 FR 19030), on page 19030, in the left column, under the heading ‘‘Action’’, after the phrase ‘‘Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:’’, we correct the CFDA number to read ‘‘84.282A’’. Program Authority: Title IV, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (20 U.S.C. 7221–7221j). Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package 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. 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[FR Doc. 2017–08776 Filed 4–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. ED–2017–ICCD–0058] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2016–17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B: 16/17) Main Study Department of Education (ED), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Apr 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 Notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 31, 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–0058. 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 Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 224–82, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact NCES Information Collections at NCES.Information.Collections@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 the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’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. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20321 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: 2016–17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B: 16/17) Main Study. OMB Control Number: 1850–0926. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 22,481. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 9,812. Abstract: This request is for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to conduct the 2016/17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:16/17). The B&B studies of the education, work, financial, and personal experiences of individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree at a given point in time are a series of longitudinal studies. Every 8 years, students are identified as bachelor’s degree recipients through the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS). B&B:16/17 is the first followup of a panel of baccalaureate degree recipients identified in the 2015–16 NPSAS, and part of the fourth cohort (B&B:16) of the B&B series. B&B cohorts prior to B&B:16 were approved under OMB# 1850–0729. The B&B:16 cohort is submitted and reviewed under OMB# 1850–0926. The primary purposes of the B&B studies are to describe the postbaccalaureate paths of new college graduates, with a focus on their experiences in the labor market and post-baccalaureate education, and their education-related debt. B&B also focuses on the continuing education paths of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates, as well as the experiences of those who have begun careers in education of students through the 12th grade. Since graduating from college in 2014–15 for the field test, and 2015–16 for the fullscale study, members of this B&B:16 cohort will begin moving into and out of the workforce, enrolling in additional undergraduate and graduate education, forming families, and repaying undergraduate education-related debt. Documenting these choices and pathways, along with individual, institutional, and employment characteristics that may be related to those choices, provides critical information on the costs and benefits of a bachelor’s degree in today’s workforce. B&B studies include both traditional-age and non-traditional-age college graduates, whose education options and E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 20322 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 82 / Monday, May 1, 2017 / Notices choices often diverge considerably, and allow study of the paths taken by these different graduates. B&B:16/17 main study data collection is scheduled to take place from July 2017 through March 2018. Dated: April 26, 2017. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–08739 Filed 4–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Federal Need Analysis Methodology for the 2018–19 Award Year—Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and TEACH Grant Programs Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.063; 84.038; 84.033; 84.007; 84.268; 84.408; 84.379. SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the annual updates to the tables used in the statutory Federal Need Analysis Methodology that determines a student’s expected family contribution (EFC) for award year (AY) 2018–19 for these student financial aid programs. The intent of this notice is to alert the financial aid community and the broader public to these required annual updates used in the determination of student aid eligibility. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marya Dennis, U.S. Department of Education, Room 63G2, Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20202–5454. Telephone: (202) 377– 3385. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part F of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), specifies the criteria, data elements, calculations, and tables the Department of Education (Department) uses in the Federal Need Analysis Methodology to determine the EFC. Section 478 of the HEA requires the Secretary to annually update the following four tables for price inflation—the Income Protection Allowance (IPA), the Adjusted Net Worth (NW) of a Business or Farm, the Education Savings and Asset Protection Allowance, and the Assessment Schedules and Rates. The updates are based, in general, upon increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). For AY 2018–19, the Secretary is charged with updating the IPA for parents of dependent students, adjusted NW of a business or farm, the education savings and asset protection allowance, and the assessment schedules and rates to account for inflation that took place between December 2016 and December 2017. However, because the Secretary must publish these tables before December 2017, the increases in the tables must be based on a percentage equal to the estimated percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) for 2017. The Secretary must also account for any under- or over-estimation of inflation for the preceding year. In developing the table values for the 2017–18 AY, the Secretary’s assumed 2.1 percent increase in the CPI–U for the period December 2015 through December 2016 was the actual inflation for this time period. The Secretary estimates that the increase in the CPI– U for the period December 2016 through December 2017 will be 2.3 percent. Additionally, section 601 of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA, Pub. L. 110–84) amended sections 475 through 478 of the HEA affecting the IPA tables for the 2009–10 through 2012–13 AYs and required the Department to use a percentage of the estimated CPI to update the table in subsequent years. These changes to the IPA impact dependent students, as well as independent students with dependents other than a spouse and independent students without dependents other than a spouse. This notice includes the new 2018–19 AY values for the IPA tables, which reflect the CCRAA amendments. The updated tables are in sections 1 (Income Protection Allowance), 2 (Adjusted Net Worth of a Business or Farm), and 4 (Assessment Schedules and Rates) of this notice. As provided for in section 478(d) of the HEA, the Secretary must also revise the education savings and asset protection allowances for each AY. The Education Savings and Asset Protection Allowance table for AY 2018–19 has been updated in section 3 of this notice. Section 478(h) of the HEA also requires the Secretary to increase the amount specified for the employment expense allowance, adjusted for inflation. This calculation is based on increases in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ marginal costs budget for a two-worker family compared to a oneworker family. The items covered by this calculation are: Food away from home, apparel, transportation, and household furnishings and operations. The Employment Expense Allowance table for AY 2018–19 has been updated in section 5 of this notice. The HEA requires the following annual updates: 1. Income Protection Allowance. This allowance is the amount of living expenses associated with the maintenance of an individual or family that may be offset against the family’s income. The allowance varies by family size. The IPA for the dependent student is $6,570. The IPAs for parents of dependent students for AY 2018–19 are as follows: PARENTS OF DEPENDENT STUDENTS Number in college Family size srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 2 3 4 5 6 ........................................................................................... ........................................................................................... ........................................................................................... ........................................................................................... ........................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Apr 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 2 3 4 5 $18,320 22,810 28,170 33,240 38,880 $15,180 19,690 25,040 30,100 35,740 $16,560 21,920 26,990 32,630 $18,790 23,850 29,490 $20,740 26,380 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 82 (Monday, May 1, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2017-ICCD-0058]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; 2016-17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B: 16/
17) Main Study

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), National Center for Education 
Statistics (NCES).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a revision of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 31, 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-
0058. 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 Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 224-82, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact NCES Information Collections at 
NCES.Information.Collections@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 the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department'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. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: 2016-17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal 
Study (B&B: 16/17) Main Study.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0926.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 22,481.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 9,812.
    Abstract: This request is for the National Center for Education 
Statistics (NCES) to conduct the 2016/17 Baccalaureate and Beyond 
Longitudinal Study (B&B:16/17). The B&B studies of the education, work, 
financial, and personal experiences of individuals who have completed a 
bachelor's degree at a given point in time are a series of longitudinal 
studies. Every 8 years, students are identified as bachelor's degree 
recipients through the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study 
(NPSAS). B&B:16/17 is the first follow-up of a panel of baccalaureate 
degree recipients identified in the 2015-16 NPSAS, and part of the 
fourth cohort (B&B:16) of the B&B series. B&B cohorts prior to B&B:16 
were approved under OMB# 1850-0729. The B&B:16 cohort is submitted and 
reviewed under OMB# 1850-0926. The primary purposes of the B&B studies 
are to describe the post-baccalaureate paths of new college graduates, 
with a focus on their experiences in the labor market and post-
baccalaureate education, and their education-related debt. B&B also 
focuses on the continuing education paths of science, technology, 
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates, as well as the 
experiences of those who have begun careers in education of students 
through the 12th grade. Since graduating from college in 2014-15 for 
the field test, and 2015-16 for the full-scale study, members of this 
B&B:16 cohort will begin moving into and out of the workforce, 
enrolling in additional undergraduate and graduate education, forming 
families, and repaying undergraduate education-related debt. 
Documenting these choices and pathways, along with individual, 
institutional, and employment characteristics that may be related to 
those choices, provides critical information on the costs and benefits 
of a bachelor's degree in today's workforce. B&B studies include both 
traditional-age and non-traditional-age college graduates, whose 
education options and

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choices often diverge considerably, and allow study of the paths taken 
by these different graduates. B&B:16/17 main study data collection is 
scheduled to take place from July 2017 through March 2018.

    Dated: April 26, 2017.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-08739 Filed 4-28-17; 8:45 am]
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