Publication Date: April 2006
DCL ID: GEN-06-05
Subject: Changes made by the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) to Student and Institutional Eligibility, and Student Assistance General Provisions, under the Federal Student Aid Programs.SUMMARY: This letter contains information on changes made by HERA to certain provisions of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
Posted on 04-27-2006
Topics discussed in this letter are arranged alphabetically under six general categories:
All section citations in the enclosure are references to the sections of the HEA modified by the HERA. Unless otherwise noted, the changes to the provisions discussed in this letter are effective for the 2006-2007 award year for the Title IV, HEA grant and campus-based programs, and for loan periods beginning on or after July 1, 2006 for the Federal Family Education Loan and Federal Direct Loan programs.
We appreciate your assistance and cooperation as we work to implement these statutory changes. In the coming weeks, we will provide further guidance on implementing the changes made by the HERA, including operational guidance and the promulgation of regulations. If you have any questions on the matters discussed in this letter please contact Anthony Jones at (202) 502-7652.