[Federal Register: August 31, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 168)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[CFDA No.: 84.038, 84.033, and 84.007]
Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs; 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), and Federal
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs (known
collectively as the campus-based programs).
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 2000-2001 award year (July 1,
2000 through June 30, 2001) because the institution returned more than
10 percent of its allocation for that program for the 1998-1999 award
year (July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999).
DATES: Closing Date and Methods for Submitting a Waiver Request and
Supporting Information or Documents. For an institution that returned
more than 10 percent of its Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, or FSEOG
allocation for the 1998-1999 award year to be considered for a waiver
of the allocation reduction for its 2000-2001 award year allocation, it
must request a waiver of the underuse penalty, provide a written
explanation of the circumstances that caused the underuse of its
allocation, and submit any additional documentation to support the
explanation by October 1, 1999.
An institution may request a waiver of the underuse penalty by
selecting the ``Yes'' box in Part II, Section E, Line 8 of its Fiscal
Operation Report for 1998-99 and Application to Participate for 2000-
2001 (FISAP), and provide a written explanation of the circumstances
that caused the underuse of its allocation on the electronic FISAP
``Additional Information Screen.'' This request and explanation must be
transmitted electronically by the established FISAP deadline of October
In addition, an institution may mail or have hand-delivered any
additional documentation that supports its written explanation of the
circumstances that caused the underuse of its allocation. The
documentation may be included with the FISAP signature page and
certification forms. The documentation must be mailed or delivered by
hand to one of the addresses indicated in this notice by the
established deadline date of October 1, 1999.
ADDRESSES: Supporting Documents Delivered by Mail. If these documents
are delivered by mail, they must be addressed to Electronic FISAP
Administrator, c/o Universal Automation Labs (UAL), Suite 500, 8300
Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
An institution must show proof of mailing these documents by
October 1, 1999. Proof of mailing consists of 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, (3) a
dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier, or
(4) any other proof of mailing acceptable to the U.S. Secretary of
If these documents are 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
Supporting Documents Delivered by Hand. If these documents are
delivered by hand, they must be taken to Universal Automation Labs
(UAL), Suite 500, 8300 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland.
Documents that are hand-delivered will be accepted between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. daily (Eastern time), except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal
holidays. Documents that are hand-delivered will not be accepted after
5 p.m. on October 1, 1999.
Under sections 413D(d)(2), 442(d)(2), and 462(i)(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 waiver request and any supporting
information or documents by the established October 1, 1999 closing
date. If the institution submits a waiver request and any supporting
information or documents after the closing date, the request will not
The following regulations apply to the campus-based programs:
(1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR Part 668.
(2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program,
Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR Part 673.
(3) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR Part 674.
(4) Federal Work-Study Programs, 34 CFR Part 675.
(5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34
CFR Part 676.
(6) Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of
1965, as amended, 34 CFR Part 600.
(7) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR Part 82.
(8) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and
Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 CFR
(9) 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 K. Donelson, Institutional Financial
Management Division, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 23781,
Washington, DC 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.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) by contacting the person listed in the preceding paragraph.
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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087aa et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2751 et
seq.; and 20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq.
Dated: August 25, 1999.
Chief Operating Officer, Office of Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 99-22637 Filed 8-30-99; 8:45 am]
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