Publication Date: April 27, 2007
Author: Jeff Baker, Director Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid
Summary: Ability To Benefit Test Approval Extension
Posted on 04-27-2007
The Department of Education approves Ability to Benefit (ATB) tests for a period of five years. This five-year period ended for three tests, as noted below, on April 19, 2007. All of the tests that were due to expire on this date have been resubmitted to the Department for approval in a timely manner, so the ATB test approval period will be extended until the Department completes its review of these tests, as provided in 34 CFR 668.145(d).
The tests that have been resubmitted for approval are:
A notice will be published in the Federal Register when the Department's review of these tests is completed.
Other ATB tests were approved more recently, and continue to be eligible for five years after their most recent approval dates.
If you have any questions about the extended approval for the ATB tests listed above, please contact David Morgan of Federal Student Aid: David.Morgan@ed.gov or 202/377-4033.