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(CB-97-03) This letter provides procedures for submitting a request for a waiver of the 1997-98 FWS community service expenditure requirement.

DCLPublicationDate: 5/1/97
DCLID: CB-97-3
AwardYear:
Summary: This letter provides procedures for submitting a request for a waiver of the 1997-98 FWS community service expenditure requirement.



May 1997

CB-97-3


SUMMARY: This letter provides procedures for submitting a
request for a waiver of the 1997-98 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 1997-98 award year must spend
at least 5 percent of its total 1997-98 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 1997-98 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
postmarked on or before June 20, 1997, to:

Ms. Sandra Donelson
Institutional Financial Management Division
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 23781
Washington, DC 20026-0781


Requests submitted after June 20, 1997, will not be considered. 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 July 7, 1997.

If you have any questions regarding the FWS community service
expenditure requirements or waiver procedures, please direct them to
your Campus-Based Programs Financial Management Specialist
identified on the attached listing.

Sincerely,



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



INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION
CAMPUS-BASED PROGRAMS
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS



Mrs. C. Franklin-Jones (202) 708-9183
alternate - Carolyn Short AL,AK,AZ,CO,CT,DE,
GA KY,RI,VT

Mrs. Rhonda Herbert (202) 708-9191
alternate - Jim Porter AR,DC,HI,TN,TX,VA,PI,
GU

Mr. Joseph Morris (202) 708-8745 ID,IL,IN,IA,KS,MO
alternate - Alice Payne

Ms. Dinah Nelson (202) 708-8759 FL,MS,OH,PA
alternate - Vicki Roberson

Mrs. Alice Payne (202) 708-9754 CA,SC
alternate - Joseph Morris

Mr. Jim Porter (202) 708-7752
alternate - Rhonda Herbert NC,ND,OK,OR,SD,WA,
WV,WI,WY

Ms. Vicki Roberson (202) 708-7747
alternate - Dinah Nelson LA,ME,MD,MA,MI,
MN,MT

Ms. Carolyn Short (202) 708-9184
alternate - C. Franklin-Jones NE,NV,NH,NJ,NM,
NY,PR,UT,VI

Financial Management Specialist Fax (202) 260-0522
(202) 401-0387

If ultimately you are unable to reach your Financial Management
Specialist at the above telephone number, you may call the
alternate identified below the name of your specialist, or call
(202) 708-7741 for assistance.

Last Modified: 04/30/1997