Summary: The Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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[Federal Register: February 22, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 34)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the
Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB
review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
March 24, 1999.
ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Danny Werfel, Desk
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725
17th Street, N.W., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20503 or should be electronically mailed to the
internet address DWERFEL@OMB.EOP.GOV. Requests for copies of the
proposed information collection requests should be addressed to Patrick
J. Sherrill, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651, or
should be electronically mailed to the Internet address
Pat__Sherrill@ed.gov, or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
In addition, interested persons can access this document on the
(1) Go to IFAP at http://ifap.ed.gov
(2) Click on the ``Bookshelf'' icon
(3) Scroll down and click on ``FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA Forms and
(4) Click on ``By 2000-2001 Award Year''
(5) Click on ``FAFSA Instructions''
(6) Click on the red icon to open the file.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick J. Sherrill (202) 708-8196.
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.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: There have been several major changes to the
FAFSA since the draft posted for comment in the November 30, 1998
<bullet> Addition of parents' SSNs and names. Two parent Social
Security Numbers and two parent last names have been added to page 6 of
the form. These will be required fields for dependent filers.
<bullet> Notice of IRS verification authority. A notice has been
added to the certification language on page 6 of the form advising the
applicant that the Secretary has the authority to verify income
reported on the application with the Internal Revenue Service.
<bullet> Number of schools increased. The overall number of schools
an applicant can list to receive his or her information has increased
from six to eight. However, the fifth through eighth schools can only
be listed by Federal School Code. Housing plans can only be listed for
the first four schools.
<bullet> ``Drug Offense'' notice added. A ``drug offense'' notice
has been added to the first page advising applicants that if they have
ever been convicted of any offense under federal or state law involving
possession or sale of a controlled substance they must report any such
convictions to their financial aid office.
<bullet> Elimination of FAFSA.PDF. FAFSA.PDF, a means of submitting
a FAFSA via portable document format (PDF) technology, will be
discontinued for the 2000-2001 award year.
Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C.
Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity
to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive
the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public
participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the
information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially
interfere with any agency's ability to perform its statutory
obligations. The Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of
the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing
proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these
requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by
office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new,
revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary
of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use
of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and
(6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment
at the address specified above. Copies of the requests are available
from Patrick J. Sherrill at the address specified above.
Dated: February 17, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief
Office of Postsecondary Education
Type of Review: Revision.
Title: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
Burden Hours: 6,589,649
Abstract: Collects identifying and financial information from
students applying for Federal student aid for postsecondary education.
Used to calculate Expected Family Contribution and determine
eligibility for grants and loans, under Title IV of the Higher
Education Act (HEA).
[FR Doc. 99-4257 Filed 2-19-99; 8:45 am]
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