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Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance Education

Publication Date: September 2002
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Page Numbers: 57584-57585

Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance Education

[Federal Register: September 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 176)]
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance; Meeting

AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Education.

ACTION: Notice of upcoming teleconference meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student 
Financial Assistance. Individuals who will need accommodations for a 
disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, 
assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) 
should notify Ms. Hope M. Gray at 202-219-2099 or via e-mail at 
hope.gray@ed.gov no later than 2 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2002. We 
will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee 
availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is 
accessible to individuals with disabilities. This notice also describes 
the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required 
under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This 
document is intended to notify the general public.

DATE AND TIME: Friday, September 27, 2002, beginning at 11 a.m. and 
ending at approximately 11:30 a.m.

ADDRESS: Capitol Place, 80 F Street, NW., Room 413, Washington, DC 
20001

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Brian K. Fitzgerald, Staff 
Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Capitol 
Place, 80 F Street, NW., Room 413, Washington, DC 20202-7582 (202) 219-
2099.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance is established under Section 491 of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965 as amended by Public Law 100-50 (20 U.S.C. 1098). The Advisory 
Committee serves as an independent source of advice and counsel to the 
Congress and the Secretary of Education on student

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financial aid policy. Since its inception, the Committee has been 
charged with providing technical expertise with regard to systems of 
need analysis and application forms, making recommendations that result 
in the maintenance of access to postsecondary education for low- and 
middle-income students; conducting a study of institutional lending in 
the Stafford Student Loan Program; assisting with activities related to 
the 1992 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965; 
conducting a third-year evaluation of the Ford Federal Direct Loan 
Program (FDLP) and the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) 
under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1993; and 
assisting Congress with the 1998 reauthorization of the Higher 
Education Act.
    The congressional mandate requires the Advisory Committee to 
conduct objective, nonpartisan, and independent analyses on important 
aspects of the student assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher 
Education Act. The Committee traditionally approaches its work from a 
set of fundamental goals: Promoting program integrity, eliminating or 
avoiding program complexity, integrating delivery across the Title IV 
programs, and minimizing burden on students and institutions.
    Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act has provided the 
Advisory Committee with a significantly expanded agenda in several 
areas, such as, Performance-Based Organization (PBO); Title IV 
Modernization; Distance Education; and Early Information and Needs 
Assessment. In each of these areas, Congress has asked the Committee 
to: Monitor progress toward implementing the Amendments of 1998; 
conduct independent, objective assessments; and make recommendations 
for improvement to the Congress and the Secretary. The most important 
charge of the Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to maintain 
and improve access to postsecondary education. Each of these 
responsibilities flows logically from and effectively implements one or 
more of the Committee's original statutory functions and purposes.
    The agenda will focus exclusively on conducting the election of 
officers for the Advisory Committee. Space is limited and you are 
encouraged to contact the Advisory Committee staff through the Internet 
at ADV.COMSEA@ed.gov no later than Tuesday, September 24, 2002, if you 
wish to participate. Also, you may contact the Advisory Committee staff 
at (202) 219-2099.
    The Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, DC via 
teleconference on Friday, September 27, 2002, from 11 a.m. until 
approximately 11:30 a.m.
    Records are kept of all Committee proceedings, and are available 
for public inspection at the Office of the Advisory Committee on 
Student Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street, NW., Room 
413, Washington, DC from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays, 
except Federal holidays.

    Dated: September 5, 2002.
Brian K. Fitzgerald,
Staff Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 02-23077 Filed 9-10-02; 8:45 am]
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