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The Secretary announces the deadline dates for receiving documents from persons applying for grants under, and from institutions participating in, the Federal Pell Grant Program in the 1997-98 award year.

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Summary: The Secretary announces the deadline dates for receiving documents from persons applying for grants under, and from institutions participating in, the Federal Pell Grant Program in the 1997-98 award year.
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[Federal Register: June 9, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 110)]
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Part IV





Department of Education





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Federal Pell Grant Program; Notice


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Federal Pell Grant Program

AGENCY: Department of Education

ACTION: Notice; deadline dates for receipt of applications, reports,
and other documents for the 1997-98 award year.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the deadline dates for receiving
documents from persons applying for grants under, and from institutions
participating in, the Federal Pell Grant Program in the 1997-98 award
year.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacquelyn C. Butler, Program
Specialist, Student Financial Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W. (ROB-3, Room 3045),
Washington, DC 20202-5447. Telephone: (202) 708-8242. Individuals who
use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal
Information Relay Service at 1-800-730-8913 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.,
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Pell Grant Program, administered
by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provides grants to
students attending eligible institutions of higher education to help
them pay for their educational costs. The program supports Goals 2000,
the President's strategy for moving the Nation toward the National
Education Goals, by enhancing opportunities for postsecondary
education. The National Education Goals call for increasing the rate at
which students graduate from high school and pursue high quality
postsecondary education and for supporting life-long learning.
Authority for the Federal Pell Grant Program is contained in section
401 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1070a.

Deadline Dates

The following tables provide the deadline dates for the Federal
Pell Grant Program for the 1997-98 award year.

A.--Deadline Dates for Application Processing and Receipt of Student Aid Reports (SARs) or Institutional Student
Information Records (ISIRs)
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Where is it
Who submits? What is submitted? submitted? What is the deadline date?
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Student......................... A paper original The address June 30, 1998.
Free Application indicated on the
for Federal FAFSA, Renewal
Student Aid FAFSA, or use
(FAFSA) or renewal envelope provided
application with form.
(Renewal FAFSA).
Student......................... FAFSA Express Central Processing June 30, 1998.\
electronic System.
application.
Signature Page..... The address printed Aug. 14, 1998.
on the signature
page.
Student thru institution........ An electronic Central Processing June 30, 1998.\
original or System.
renewal
application
(EDExpress).
Student......................... SAR corrections and The address Aug. 14, 1998.
duplicate requests. indicated on the
SAR.
Student thru institution........ Electronic (ISIR) Central Processing Aug. 14, 1998.\
corrections and System.
duplicate requests.
Student......................... Valid SAR.......... Institution........ The earlier of:
--the student's last date of
enrollment; or
--Aug. 31, 1998.
Student thru Central Processing Valid ISIR......... Institution The earlier of:
System to institution. receives ISIR from --the student's last date of
the Central enrollment; or
Processing System. --Aug. 31, 1998.
Student......................... Verification Institution........ Aug. 31, 1998.
documents.
Student......................... Verified SAR....... Institution........ Aug. 31, 1998.
Student thru Central Processing Verified ISIR...... Institution Aug. 31, 1998.
System to institution. receives ISIR from
the Central
Processing System.
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\The deadline for submitting electronic transactions is prior to midnight (Central Time) on the deadline
date. Transmissions must be completed and the records must be accepted for processing before midnight to meet
the deadline. Transmissions started but not completed until after midnight are not considered on time.


B. Deadline Dates for Reporting Federal Pell Grant Student Payment Data
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What is Where is it What is the
Who submits? submitted? submitted? deadline date?
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Institution.......... At least one Institutions An institution
acceptable transmitting is required to
student student submit student
Payment Data Payment Data Payment Data
record must be using not later than
submitted for Recipient Data the earlier
each Federal Exchange or of:
Pell Grant Floppy Disk
recipient at Data Exchange
the submit
institution through:
by:
--Recipient --Regular Mail: (a) 30 calendar
Data Exchange; U.S. Department days after the
or of Education institution:
--Floppy Disk Student Aid --makes a
Data Exchange; Origination payment; or
or. Team, PSS P.O. --becomes aware
--Electronic Box 10800 of the need to
Data Exchange Herndon, make an
Virginia 20172- adjustment to
7009, or. previously
reported
student
Payment Data
or expected
student
Payment Data;
or



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Commercial (b) September
Couriers or 30, 1998
Hand After September
Deliveries: 30, 1998 only
U.S. Department if:
of Education --downward
Student Aid adjustment of
Origination previously
Team, PSS c/o reported
PRC Inc., G- award; or
T01 PGRFMS/ --initial audit
DMS, 12001 or program
Sunrise Valley review finding
Drive, Reston, per 34 CFR
Virginia 20191- part 690.83
3423.


2. Institutions
transmitting
Student
Payment Data
using
Electronic
Data Exchange
submit
through:


Title IV Wide
Area Network
Requests for Pell Grant User Aug. 14,
year-to-date Support 1998.\
Processed Hotline: (202)
Payment Data. 708-9141;
Institutional
Access
System#: (800)
474-7268
(Requests also
may be made
using the
addresses in
items #1 and
#2 above).

Request for U.S. Department Feb. 1, 1999.
administrative of Education
relief based Institutional
on an Financial
administrative Management
error by the Division, AFMS
Department or P.O. Box 23791
Departmental Washington, DC
contractors: 20026-0791
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\An institution that transmits its student Payment Data information
via the EDE Electronic Payments service must ensure that its
transmission is completed before midnight (local time at the
institution's EDE destination point) on September 30, 1998.
\Year-to-date data files may be requested after this date, however,
there may not be sufficient time for institutions to receive the file,
create a payment data batch and submit to ED by the September 30, 1998
deadline date for receipt of all 1997-98 requests for payment.

Proof of Delivery

The Department accepts as proof of delivery, if the documents were
submitted by mail or by non-U.S. Postal Service courier, one of the
following:
(1) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the
U.S. Postal Service.
(2) A legibly-dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.

[Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a
dated postmark. Before relying on this method of proof of mailing,
an institution should check with the post office at which it mails
its submission. An institution is strongly encouraged to use First
Class Mail.]

(3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial
courier.
(4) Other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the Secretary.
The Department accepts commercial couriers or hand deliveries
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on days other than Saturday,
Sunday, or Federal holidays.

Other Sources for Detailed Information on the Application and Automated
Processes

A more detailed discussion of the student application process for
the Federal Pell Grant Program is contained in the 1997-98 Student
Guide, Funding Your Education, the 1997-98 Counselor's Handbook for
High Schools, the 1997-98 Counselor's Handbook for Postsecondary
Schools, A Guide to 1997-98 SARs and ISIRs, and the 1996-97 and 1997-98
Federal Student Financial Aid Handbooks. A more detailed discussion of
the institutional reporting requirement for student Payment Data for
the Federal Pell Grant Program is also contained in the Federal Student
Financial Aid Handbooks.

Applicable Regulations

The regulations applicable to this program are the Federal Pell
Grant Program regulations in 34 CFR part 690, the Student Assistance
General Provisions regulations in 34 CFR part 668, and the
Institutional Eligibility regulations in 34 CFR part 600.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a)

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 84.063, Federal Pell
Grant Program.

Dated: June 3, 1997.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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