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Federal Student Aid Programs (Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and the Federal Direct Loan Program)
Document Number: 2017-22489
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Department of Education
On September 29, 2017, the Secretary published a document in the Federal Register announcing the updated waivers and modifications of statutory and regulatory requirements governing the Federal student financial aid programs under the authority of the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (HEROES Act). We are republishing this document to include the definitions of certain terms used in this document. We have made no changes to the waivers and modifications.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Implementation of Title I/II-A Program Initiatives
Document Number: 2017-22445
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) for Disbursing Title IV Aid to Students With Intellectual Disabilities Expenditure Report
Document Number: 2017-22308
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provision-Subpart I-Immigration Status Confirmation
Document Number: 2017-22307
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Third Party Servicer Data Collection
Document Number: 2017-22306
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Secretary's Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: 2017-22127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Department of Education
In order to support and strengthen the work that educators do every day in collaboration with parents, advocates, and community members, the Secretary proposes 11 priorities and related definitions for use in discretionary grant programs that are in place today or may exist in the future. The Secretary may choose to include an entire priority within a grant program or merely one or more of its component parts. These proposed priorities and definitions are intended to replace the current supplemental priorities published on December 10, 2014 (79 FR 73425).
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Document Number: 2017-21623
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce the waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted during calendar year 2012 under the waiver authority of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (ESEA), including waivers related to flexibility granted to States in exchange for State-led reforms (ESEA flexibility). The ESEA requires that the Department publish in the Federal Register, and disseminate to interested parties, a notice of its decision to grant a waiver of statutory or regulatory requirements under the ESEA. Between 2011 and 2016, the Department granted more than 800 waivers of statutory or regulatory requirements to State educational agencies (SEAs) but neglected to comply with the ESEA's publication and dissemination requirements. This notice is intended to fulfill the Department's obligation to publicize its waiver decisions by identifying the waivers granted during 2012.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: 2017-21622
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce the waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted during calendar year 2011 under the waiver authority of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (ESEA). The ESEA requires that the Department publish in the Federal Register, and disseminate to interested parties, a notice of its decision to grant a waiver of statutory or regulatory requirements under the ESEA. Between 2011 and 2016, the Department granted more than 800 waivers of statutory or regulatory requirements to State educational agencies (SEAs) but neglected to comply with the ESEA's publication and dissemination requirements. This notice is intended to fulfill the Department's obligation to publicize its waiver decisions by identifying the waivers granted during 2011.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: 2017-21621
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce the waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted during calendar year 2013 under the waiver authority of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (ESEA), including waivers related to flexibilities granted to States in exchange for State-led reforms (ESEA flexibility). The ESEA requires that the Department publish in the Federal Register, and disseminate to interested parties, a notice of its decision to grant a waiver of statutory or regulatory requirements under the ESEA. Between 2011 and 2016, the Department granted more than 800 waivers of statutory or regulatory requirements to State educational agencies (SEAs) but neglected to comply with the ESEA's publication and dissemination requirements. This notice is intended to fulfill the Department's obligation to publicize its waiver decisions by identifying the waivers granted during 2013.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: 2017-21620
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce the waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted during calendar year 2014 under the waiver authority in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (ESEA), including waivers related to flexibilities granted to States in exchange for State-led reforms (ESEA flexibility). The ESEA requires that the Department publish in the Federal Register, and disseminate to interested parties, a notice of its decision to grant a waiver of statutory or regulatory requirements under the ESEA. Between 2011 and 2016, the Department granted more than 800 waivers of statutory or regulatory requirements to State educational agencies (SEAs) but neglected to comply with the ESEA's publication and dissemination requirements. This notice is intended to fulfill the Department's obligation to publicize its waiver decisions by identifying the waivers granted during each calendar year.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: 2017-21619
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce the waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted during calendar year 2015 under the waiver authority in section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (ESEA), including waivers related to flexibilities granted to States in exchange for State-led reforms (ESEA flexibility). The ESEA requires that the Department publish in the Federal Register, and disseminate to interested parties, a notice of its decision to grant a waiver of statutory or regulatory requirements under the ESEA. Between 2011 and 2016, the Department granted more than 800 waivers of statutory or regulatory requirements to State educational agencies (SEAs) but neglected to comply with the ESEA's publication and dissemination requirements. This notice is intended to fulfill the Department's obligation to publicize its waiver decisions by identifying the waivers granted during each calendar year.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 8401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act
Document Number: 2017-21616
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce the waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted during calendar year 2016 under the waiver authority in section 8401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act.\1\
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Progress Reporting Form for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) Program
Document Number: 2017-21142
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Program Assurances
Document Number: 2017-21143
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Talent Search (TS) Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2017-21027
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Federal Student Aid Programs (Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and the Federal Direct Loan Program)
Document Number: 2017-20844
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is issuing updated waivers and modifications of statutory and regulatory requirements governing the Federal student financial aid programs under the authority of the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (HEROES Act). The HEROES Act requires the Secretary to publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the waivers or modifications of statutory or regulatory requirements applicable to the student financial assistance programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to assist individuals who are performing qualifying military service, and individuals who are affected by a disaster, war or other military operation, or national emergency, as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; an Impact Evaluation of Training in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B)
Document Number: 2017-20820
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2017-18 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study Administrative Collection (NPSAS:18-AC)
Document Number: 2017-20780
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Survey on the Use of Funds Under Title II, Part A: Improving Teacher Quality State Grants-State-Level Activity Funds
Document Number: 2017-20713
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Extension of the Application Deadline Date for Certain Fiscal Year 2018 Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs
Document Number: 2017-20684
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Institute of Education Sciences extends, for certain prospective eligible applicants described elsewhere in this notice, the deadline date for transmittal of applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 under the Education Research and Development Centers competition and the Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education competition, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.305C and 84.324N. The Institute takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications by prospective eligible applicants affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The extension of the application deadline date for this competition is intended to help eligible applicants that are located in a Federally declared disaster area, as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in Texas and Florida to compete fairly with other eligible applicants under these competitions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual State Application Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004
Document Number: 2017-20659
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Regulatory Requirements
Document Number: 2017-20527
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Extension of the Application Deadline Date for the Fiscal Year 2017; Promise Neighborhoods Program Grant Application
Document Number: 2017-20070
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement extends, for certain prospective eligible applicants described elsewhere in this notice, the deadline date for transmittal of applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 under the Promise Neighborhoods program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.215N. The Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications by prospective eligible applicants affected by the severe storms and flooding beginning on August 25, 2017, in Texas or Louisiana. The extension of the application deadline date for this competition is intended to help affected eligible applicants compete fairly with other eligible applicants under this competition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of Higher Education Articulation Agreements Covering the Early Care and Education Workforce
Document Number: 2017-19893
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Quick Response Information System (QRIS) 2017-2020 System Clearance
Document Number: 2017-19840
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Integrated Partner Management (IPM) System
Document Number: 2017-19769
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Membership of the Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-19673
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary publishes a list of persons who may be named to serve on the Performance Review Board that oversees the evaluation of performance appraisals for Senior Executive Service members of the Department.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; E-Complaint Form
Document Number: 2017-19552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Gainful Employment Program-Subpart R-Cohort Default Rates
Document Number: 2017-19515
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Gainful Employment Program-Subpart Q-Appeals for Debt to Earnings Rates
Document Number: 2017-19514
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Gainful Employment Programs-Subpart Q
Document Number: 2017-19513
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Office of State Support Progress Check Quarterly Protocol
Document Number: 2017-19487
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Fiscal Year 2018 Title VI Virtual Technical Assistance Workshop
Document Number: 2017-19206
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department), International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) announces a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Title VI Virtual Technical Assistance Workshop (TAW). IFLE is conducting this workshop to assist prospective applicants with the preparation of FY 2018 grant applications for programs authorized by title VI of the Higher Education Act (HEA), pending the availability of funds for new competitions.
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
Document Number: 2017-19181
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2017-19004
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces tests, test forms, and delivery formats that the Secretary determines to be suitable for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant Programs
Document Number: 2017-18967
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Experimental Sites Initiative Reporting Tool 2017
Document Number: 2017-18964
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Notice Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2017-18867
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (1) invites publishers to submit tests for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS); and (2) announces the date by which publishers must submit these tests.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Study of Weighted Student Funding and School-Based Systems (Study Instruments)
Document Number: 2017-18754
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Arbitration Panel Decisions Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2017-18751
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is changing the way it notifies the public of arbitration panel decisions under the Randolph-Sheppard Act. The Department will no longer publish detailed synopses of each decision in the Federal Register. Rather, the Department will publish a quarterly notice in the Federal Register listing any decisions reached in the previous three months. The full text of the decisions will be available on the Department's Web site and by request. This notice lists decisions from the first two quarters of 2017 and available decisions from 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Report of Dispute Resolution Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Document Number: 2017-18666
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
Document Number: 2017-18529
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committees; Negotiator Nominations and Schedule of Committee Meetings-Borrower Defenses, Financial Responsibility, and Gainful Employment
Document Number: 2017-18510
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of Education
We announce our intention to establish two negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The committees will include representatives of organizations or groups with interests that are significantly affected by the subject matter of the proposed regulations. We request nominations for individual negotiators who represent key stakeholder constituencies for the issues to be negotiated to serve on the committees, and we set a schedule for committee meetings. We also announce the creation of a subcommittee, and request nominations for individuals with pertinent expertise to participate on the subcommittee.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Report of Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program
Document Number: 2017-18230
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Regulatory Reform; Public Hearings
Document Number: 2017-18104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' the Department of Education (Department) is seeking input on Department regulations related to postsecondary education that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. We announce two public hearings at which interested parties may provide input.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; PLUS Adverse Credit Reconsideration Loan Counseling
Document Number: 2017-18032
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.