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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 requirement that an institution shall use at least 5 percent of its total FWS Federal funds granted for the

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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 requirement that an institution shall use at least 5 percent of its total FWS Federal funds granted for the 1994-95 award year (July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1995) to compensate students employed in community service jobs.
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[Federal Register: February 3, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 23)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of Postsecondary Education; Federal Work-Study Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of the closing date for institutions to submit a request
for a waiver of the requirement that an institution shall use at least
5 percent of the total amount of its Federal Work-Study (FWS) Federal
funds granted for the 1994-95 award year to compensate students
employed in community service jobs.

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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 requirement that an institution shall use at least 5
percent of its total FWS Federal funds granted for the 1994-95 award
year (July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1995) to compensate students
employed in community service jobs.

DATES: Closing Date for Submitting a Waiver Request and any Supporting
Information or Documents. An institution that would like to request a
waiver of the requirement that an institution use at least 5 percent of
the total amount of its FWS Federal funds granted for the 1994-95 award
year to compensate students employed in community service jobs, must
mail or hand-deliver its waiver request and any supporting information
or documents on or before March 6, 1995. The Department will not accept
a waiver request submitted by facsimile transmission. The waiver
request must be submitted to the Campus-Based Programs Financial
Management Division at one of the addresses indicated below.

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 Carolyn Short,
Financial Management Specialist, Fund Control Branch, Campus-Based
Programs Financial Management Division, Accounting and Financial
Management Service, Student Financial Assistance Programs, U.S.
Department of Education, Room 4621, Regional Office Building 3, 600
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-5452. 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. Institutions that submit waiver requests and any supporting
information or documents after the closing date will not be considered
for a waiver.
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 Carolyn Short, Financial
Management Specialist, Fund Control Branch, Campus-Based Programs
Financial Management Division, Student Financial Assistance Programs,
U.S. Department of Education, Room 4621, Regional Office Building 3,
7th and D Streets SW., 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 1994-95 award year that is delivered by hand will not be accepted
after 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 443 (b)(2)(A) of the Higher
Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), an institution must use at
least 5 percent of the total amount of its FWS Federal funds granted
for an award year to compensate students employed in community service,
except that the Secretary may waive this requirement if the Secretary
determines that enforcing it would cause hardship for students at the
institution. The institution must provide a written waiver request and
any supporting information or documents by the established March 6,
1995 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.
To receive a waiver, an institution must demonstrate that the 5
percent requirement would cause hardship for students at the
institution. To allow flexibility to consider factors that may be valid
reasons for a waiver, the Secretary is not specifying specific
circumstances that would support granting a waiver. However, the
Secretary does not foresee many instances in which a waiver will be
granted. The fact that it may be difficult for the institution to
comply with this provision of the HEA is not a basis for granting a
waiver.

Applicable Regulations

The following regulations apply to the Federal Work-Study program:
(1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668.
(2) Federal Work-Study Programs, 34 CFR part 675.
(3) Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of
1965, as amended, 34 CFR part 600.
(4) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR part 82. [[Page 6706]]
(5) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and
Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 CFR
part 85.
(6) Drug-Free Schools and Campuses, 34 CFR part 86.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Short, Financial Management
Specialist, Fund Control Branch, Campus-Based Programs Financial
Management Division, Accounting and Financial Management Service,
Student Financial Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Education,
Room 4621, Regional Office Building 3, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20202-5452, Telephone (202) 708-7741. 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: 42 U.S.C. 2756(b)).
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 84.033 Federal Work-
Study Program)

Dated: January 31, 1995.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 95-2712 Filed 2-2-95; 8:45 am]
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