Posted Date:April 22, 2013
|Author:||Jeff Baker, Director, Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid|
Subject: April 30 Deadline for Responding to Invitation to Participate in the Experimental Sites Initiative
On January 17, 2013 we posted Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) GEN-13-03 that invited institutions to express interest in participating, beginning with the 2013-2014 award year, in one or more of the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) experiments. A summary of those experiments is provided below. Our subsequent DCL GEN-13-08 extended the deadline to April 30, 2013.
If your institution is interested in participating in any of the experiments, please let us know by sending a letter of application in the form of a PDF attachment to an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow the submission guidance provided in DCL GEN-13-03.
Submitting a letter of application does not commit the institution to participate in an experiment. Nor does it commit the Department to approving an institution's request to participate.
Experiment 1 – Federal Pell Grant Program – Eligibility of students with bachelor's degrees who enroll in vocational or career programs.
Experiment 2 – Federal Pell Grant Program – Eligibility of students who enroll in certain short-term training programs.
Experiment 3 – Direct Loan Program – Single disbursement of a one-term loan for study abroad students.
Experiment 4 – Direct Loan Program – Early disbursement for study abroad students and for students enrolled in foreign institutions.
Experiment 5 – Direct Loan Program – Unequal disbursements.
Experiment 6 – Direct Loan Program – Limiting unsubsidized loan amounts.
Experiment 7 – Direct Loan Program – PLUS Loans for parents of students with intellectual disabilities.
Experiment 8 – Student Eligibility – Eligibility of students with intellectual disabilities who are also enrolled in high school.
If you have any questions please send an email to: email@example.com.