Summary: Notice; deadline and submission dates for receipt of applications, reports, and other documents for the 2000-2001 award year.
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[Federal Register: July 10, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 132)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan,
Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant,
Federal Family Education Loan, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan,
Federal Pell Grant, and Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Notice; deadline and submission dates for receipt of
applications, reports, and other documents for the 2000-2001 award
SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the deadline and submission dates for
receiving documents from persons applying for assistance under the
Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), Federal Supplemental
Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Family Education Loan
(FFEL), William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan), Federal Pell
Grant, and Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)
programs for the 2000-2001 award year.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, FSEOG, FFEL,
Direct Loan, Federal Pell Grant, and LEAP programs, administered by the
U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide assistance to
students attending eligible institutions of higher education to help
them pay for their educational costs.
The following table provides the earliest submission and deadline
dates for submitting Federal Pell Grant Disbursement Records to the
Department's Recipient Financial Management System (RFMS). The 2000-
2001 award year is the second year of RFMS. A disbursement record: (1)
reports a disbursement or expected disbursement for each student, and
(2) requests funds for those institutions that participate in the Just-
in-Time payment method pilot. The ``regular'' disbursement record
includes an origination record unique identifier and the amount and
date of the disbursement. RFMS uses totals of the accepted disbursement
record data in the funding process as either the basis for adjusting an
institution's authorization level or as a request for funds. An
institution may submit a disbursement record earlier than the reported
disbursement date in the record. The Department considers a
disbursement of Federal Pell Grant funds to have occurred on the
earlier of the date that the institution: (a) credits a student's
account at the institution's general ledger or any subledger of the
general ledger, or (b) pays a student directly with funds received from
the Department. The Department considers a disbursement to have
occurred even if institutional funds are used in advance of receiving
the program funds from the Department (34 CFR ?? 668.164(a)).
Table B provides the earliest date an institution can submit a
disbursement record to the Department. Any disbursement record received
prior to the earliest submission date is rejected. Table B also
includes the latest date an institution may submit a disbursement
record. The Department may impose an adverse action such as a fine or
other penalty for an institution's failure to submit a Federal Pell
Grant disbursement record within the required 30-day timeframe. Also,
failing to submit a disbursement record within the required 30-day
timeframe may result in an audit or program review finding for an
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
(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, check
with the post office at which the submission was mailed. The
Department strongly encourages the use of First Class Mail.
(3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial
(4) Other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the Secretary.
When submitting a written request for administrative relief, 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. The address for hand deliveries is listed in Table B.
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 2000-2001 Student
Guide, Funding Your Education, the 2000-2001 High School Counselor's
Handbook, A Guide to 2000-2001 SARs and ISIRs, and the 2000-2001
Student Financial Aid Handbook. A more detailed discussion of the
institutional reporting requirements for the Federal Pell Grant Program
is contained in the Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook and the
Information for Financial Aid Professionals web site at http://
The following regulations apply: (1) Federal Pell Grant Program, 34
CFR part 690, (2) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part
668, and (3) Institutional Eligibility, 34 CFR part 600.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacquelyn C. Butler, Program
Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Student Financial
Assistance Programs, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW (ROB-3, Room 3045),
Washington, DC 20202-5447. Telephone: (202) 708-8242. Individuals who
use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to Katie Mincey, Director of Alternate Format
Center, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW (Switzer
Bldg., Room 1000), Washington, DC 20202-4560. Telephone: (202) 260-
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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 421-429, 1070a, 1070b-1070b-3,
1070c-1070c-4, 1071-1087-2, 1087a, and 1087aa-1087ii; 42 U.S.C.
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance numbers: 84.007 Federal
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program; 84.032
Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Programs; 84.033 Federal Work-
Study (FWS) Program; 84.038 Federal Perkins (Perkins) Loans; 84.063)
Federal Pell Grant (Pell) Program; 84.069 Leveraging Educational
Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program; and 84.268 William D. Ford
Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Programs)
Dated: July 5, 2000.
Chief Operating Officer, Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 00-17383 Filed 7-7-00; 8:45 am]
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