Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP)
Under the authority of section 459A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (``HEA''), as enacted by the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-227) and amended by Pub. L. 110-315 and Pub. L. 110-350, the Department of Education (``Department'') may purchase, or enter into forward commitments to purchase, Federal Family Education Loan Program (``FFELP'') loans made under sections 428 (subsidized Stafford loans), 428B (PLUS loans), or 428H (unsubsidized Stafford loans) of the HEA, on such terms as the Secretary of Education (``Secretary''), the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (collectively, ``Secretaries and Director'') jointly determine are ``in the best interest of the United States'' and ``shall not result in any net cost to the Federal Government (including the cost of servicing the loans purchased).'' The Secretary initially exercised this authority in accordance with a notice published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2008 (73 FR 37422). This notice (a) establishes the terms and conditions that will govern certain additional loan purchases made under section 459A of the HEA, as extended by Pub. L. 110-350 (Short-term Purchase Program), (b) outlines the methodology and factors that have been considered in evaluating the price at which the Department will purchase these additional FFELP loans, and (c) describes how the use of those factors and methodology will ensure that the additional loan purchases do not result in any net cost to the Federal Government. The Secretaries and Director concur in the publication of this notice and have jointly determined that the purchase of additional loans as described in this notice is in the best interest of the United States and shall not result in any net cost to the Federal Government (including the cost of servicing the loans purchased).
National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
The notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming closed teleconference meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.