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(CB-96-17) (CB-96-17) This letter provides procedures for submitting a request for a waiver of the 1996-97 FWS community service expenditure requirement.

DCLPublicationDate: 9/1/96
DCLID: CB-96-17
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Summary: This letter provides procedures for submitting a request for a waiver of the 1996-97 FWS community service expenditure requirement.

September, 1996


CB-96-17(LD)

SUMMARY: This letter provides procedures for
submitting a request for a waiver of the 1996-97
FWS community service expenditure requirement.

REFERENCE: Chapter 7 of the Student Financial Aid
Handbook.

Dear Financial Aid Administrator:

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the
regulations require that each institution participating in
the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program during the
current 1996-97 award year MUST spend at least 5
percent of its total 1996-97 FWS initial and supplemental
allocations to compensate students employed in
community service activities.

An institution may request a waiver of this FWS
community service requirement in writing. We will
approve a waiver only if we determine that an institution
has demonstrated that enforcing the requirement would
cause a hardship for students at the institution.

If your institution wants to request a waiver for the 1996-
97 award year, you must send detailed information
regarding the nature of the hardship for your students to
be employed in community service activities. The waiver
request must be signed by an appropriate institutional
official and above the signature the official must include
the statement: "I certify that the information the
institution provided in this waiver request is true and
accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that
the information is subject to audit and program review by
representatives of the Secretary of Education." The
institution must send the waiver request and any
supporting information or documents on or before
October 18, 1996, to:

Ms. JoAnn Pease
Institutional Financial Management Division
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 23781
Washington, D.C. 20026-0781



Requests submitted after October 18,1996, will not be
considered.

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We plan to inform an institution requesting a waiver of
the FWS community service requirement of our decision
to either approve or deny the waiver request by
November 29, 1996.

If you have any questions regarding the FWS community
service expenditure requirements or waiver procedures,
please telephone your campus-based programs Financial
Management Specialist.


Sincerely,



Michele Selvage, Director
Institutional Financial
Management Division, Accounting
and Financial Management Service

Last Modified: 08/31/1996