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The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an institution to submit a written request for a waiver of the allocation reduction being applied to its Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, or FSEOG allocation for the 1997-98 awa

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Summary: The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an institution to submit a written request for a waiver of the allocation reduction being applied to its Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, or FSEOG allocation for the 1997-98 award year (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998) because the institution returned more than 10 percent of its allocation for that program for the 1995-96 award year (July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996).
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[Federal Register: January 13, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 8)]
[Notices]
[Page 1740-1741]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of Postsecondary Education; Federal Perkins Loan, Federal
Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of the closing date for institutions to submit a request
for a waiver of the allocation reduction for the underuse of funds
under the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), or Federal
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs (known
collectively as the campus-based programs).

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SUMMARY: The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education
of the deadline for an institution to submit a written request for a
waiver of the allocation reduction being applied to its Federal Perkins
Loan, FWS, or FSEOG allocation for the 1997-98 award year (July 1, 1997
through June 30, 1998) because the institution returned more than 10
percent of its allocation for that program for the 1995-96 award year
(July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996).

DATE: Closing Date for Submitting a Waiver Request and any Supporting
Information or Documents. For an institution that returned more than 10
percent of its Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, or FSEOG allocation for the
1995-96 award year to be considered for a waiver of the allocation
reduction for its 1997-98 award year allocation, it must mail or hand-
deliver its waiver request and any supporting information or documents
on or before February 14, 1997. The Department will not accept a waiver
request submitted by facsimile transmission. The waiver request must be
submitted to the Institutional Financial Management Division at one of
the addresses indicated in the following section.

ADDRESSES: Waiver Request and any Supporting Information or Documents
Delivered by Mail: The waiver request and any supporting information or
documents delivered by mail must be addressed to Ms. Sandra Donelson,
Institutional Financial Management Division, U.S. Department of
Education, P.O. Box 23781, Washington, D.C. 20026-0781. An applicant
must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following: (1) A
legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark; (2) A legible mail receipt
with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service; (3) A
dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier; or
(4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of
Education.
If a waiver request is sent through the U.S. Postal Service, the
Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
(1) A private metered postmark, or (2) A mail receipt that is not dated
by the U.S. Postal Service.
An institution should note that the U.S. Postal Service does not
uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an
institution should check with its local post office.
An institution is encouraged to use certified or at least first
class mail. An institution that submits a waiver request and any
supporting information or documents after the closing date will not be
considered for a waiver of the allocation reduction being applied to
its allocation under any of the campus-based programs for award year
1997-98.
Waiver Requests and any Supporting Information or Documents
Delivered by Hand: A waiver request and any supporting information or
documents delivered by hand must be taken to Ms. Sandra Donelson,
Campus-Based Financial Operations Branch, Institutional Financial
Management Division, Accounting and Financial Management Service,
Student Financial Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Education,
Room 4714, Regional Office Building 3, 7th and D Streets, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. Hand-delivered waiver requests will be accepted
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Eastern time) daily, except Saturdays,
Sundays, and Federal holidays. A waiver request for the 1997-98 award
year that is delivered by hand will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on
the closing date.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under sections 413D(e)(2), 442(e)(2), and
462(j)(4) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, if an
institution returns more than 10 percent of its Federal Perkins Loan,
FWS, or FSEOG allocation for an award year, the institution will have
its allocation for the second succeeding award year for that program
reduced by the dollar amount returned. The Secretary may waive this
requirement for a specific institution if the Secretary finds that
enforcement of the requirement would be contrary to the interest of the
affected campus-based program. The institution must provide a written
waiver request and any supporting information or documents by the
established February 14, 1997 closing date. The waiver request must be
signed by an appropriate institutional official and above the signature
the official must include the statement: ``I certify that the
information the institution provided in this waiver request is true and
accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the information
is subject to audit and program review by representatives of the
Secretary of Education.'' If the institution submits a waiver request
and any supporting information or documents after the closing date, the
request will not be considered.
Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply to the
campus-based programs:
(1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR Part 668.
(2) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR Part 674.
(3) Federal Work-Study Program, 34 CFR Part 675.
(4) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34
CFR Part 676.
(5) Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of
1965, as amended, 34 CFR Part 600.
(6) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR Part 82.
(7) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and
Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 CFR
Part 85.
(8) Drug-Free Schools and Campuses, 34 CFR Part 86.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical assistance concerning
the waiver request or other operational procedures of the campus-based
programs, contact: Ms. Sandra Donelson, Institutional Financial
Management Division, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 23781,
Washington, D.C. 20026-0781. Telephone (202) 708-9751. Individuals who
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m and 8
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087aa et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.; and
20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq.


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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers: 84.007 Federal
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program; 84.033 Federal
Work-Study Program; and 84.038 Federal Perkins Loan Program)

Dated: January 7, 1997.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 97-734 Filed 1-10-97; 8:45 am]
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