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 1998-99 award year.
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[Federal Register: June 26, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 123)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Office of Postsecondary Education
[CFDA No.: 84.063]
Federal Pell Grant Program
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Notice of deadline dates for receipt of applications, reports,
and other documents for the 1998-99 award year.
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 1998-99 award
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 priority
three of the Department's Seven Priorities, which states that all
students should be prepared for and able to afford at least two years
of college by age 18, and be able to pursue lifelong learning as
adults. 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.
DEADLINE DATES: The following tables provide the deadline dates for the
Federal Pell Grant Program for the 1998-99 award year. Please note that
the Department may impose an adverse action, such as a fine or other
penalty, for an institution's failure to report Federal Pell Grant
payment data within the required 30-day timeframe as outlined in Table
B. Also, failing to report within the required 30-day
timeframe may result in a program review or audit finding for an
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Proof of Delivery for Federal Pell Grant Payment Documents
If the documents were submitted by mail or by non-U.S. Postal
Service courier, the Department accepts as proof of delivery one of the
(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
(3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial
(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, Monday through Friday
except Federal holidays.
Other Sources for Detailed Information on the Application and
A more detailed discussion of the student application process for
the Federal Pell Grant Program is contained in the 1998-99 Student
Guide, Funding Your Education, the 1998-99 Counselor's Handbook for
High Schools, the 1998-99 Counselor's Handbook for Postsecondary
Schools, A Guide to 1998-99 SARs and ISIRs, and the 1998-99 Federal
Student Financial Aid Handbook. 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 Handbook.
The following regulations apply:
(1) Federal Pell Grant Program, 34 CFR Part 690.
(2) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR Part 668.
(3) Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of
1965, as amended, 34 CFR Part 600.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacquelyn C. Butler, Program
Specialist, Student Financial Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W. (Room 3045, ROB-3),
Washington, DC 20202-5447. Telephone: (202) 708-8242. 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.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to Vicki Wilson, U.S. Department of Education, 600
Independence Avenue, S.W. (Room 3030, ROB-3), Washington, D.C. 20202-
5352. Telephone: (202) 708-8619.
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Note: The official version of this document is the document
published in the Federal Register.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a)
Dated: June 19, 1998.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 98-17125 Filed 6-25-98; 8:45 am]
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