Summary: Department requests ideas on market mechanisms study
Author: PPI - Program Policy Initiatives
On April 4, 2000 the Market Mechanisms Study Group, convened by the U.S. General Accounting Office and the U.S. Department of Education, is meeting to discuss the market mechanisms that should be included in the study. As required by the Higher Education Act, the Study Group will identify at least 3 different market mechanisms for use in determining lender return on education loans while continuing to meet the other objectives of the Federal Family Education Loan Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, including the provision of loans to all eligible students.
We are soliciting input from interested parties, including researchers and stakeholders, on possible market mechanisms to include in the study. You may present your ideas to the Study Group on April 4 or in writing by that date. If you have input which you would like to provide, please call (202) 502-7575 to let us know that you wish to present your ideas and to let us know whether you will present them in person or in written form. The meeting will take place at 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, in the Office of Postsecondary Education's 8th floor conference center.
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Policy, Planning, and Innovation
Office of Postsecondary Education
United States Department of Education