Summary: Student Right To Know - Annual Report to the Secretary
Author: PTAS - Policy / Training / And Analysis Service
TO: Institutions that Offer Athletic Aid
FROM: Policy Development Division
RE: Student Right-to-Know Annual Report to the Secretary
DATE: June 23, 1997
July 1 Report to the Secretary
Student Right-to-Know Act
Content of the Report
Section 668.49 of the Student Assistance General Provisions requires each institution
that offers athletically related student aid to report certain information to the Secretary
of Education by July 1 of each year. For the 1997 report, the institution must report
1995-96 data. Specifically, the institution is required to report the number of students,
categorized by race and gender, who attended the institution the institution during
1995-96. From that data, the institution must report the number of students that received
athletically related student aid, categorized by race and gender within each sport.
Section 668.41 of these regulations define athletically related student aid and sport. If an
institution is term-based, the institution may use the 1995 Fall IPEDS enrollment data to
report this information; likewise, the data for athletes would be for Fall 1995.
Where to send the report
The institution must send the 1997 report to the U.S. Department of Education, Athletic
Graduation Rate Data, Post Office Box 96159, Washington, DC 20090-6159.
Staff of the Departments Customer Support Branch in the Office of Postsecondary
Education are trained to provide technical assistance to institutions in administering the
Student Right-to-Know Regulations. The telephone number and hours of operation for
the Customer Support Branch are 1-800-433-7327, 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Eastern time,
Monday through Friday. After-hours calls will be accepted by an automated voice
response system. Callers leaving their name and telephone number will receive a return
call the next business day. An institution may also fax an inquiry to (202)260-4199.