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National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2004

Publication Date: September 2002

Page Numbers: 61330

National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2004.

[Federal Register: September 30, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 189)]
[Page 61330]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed 
information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 29, 2002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Leader, Regulatory 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.
    The Department of Education is especially interested in public 
comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection 
necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on 
the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: September 24, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2004.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Businesses or other 
for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 1,204.
    Burden Hours: 4,125.
    Abstract: The 2004 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study is 
being conducted to meet the continuing need for national-level data 
about significant financial aid issues for students enrolling in 
postsecondary education. Information about financial aid policies 
and postsecondary affordability is critical to policymakers who 
determine the need analysis formulas for Pell Grants, maximum 
amounts for student loans and other need-based federal programs, and 
estimate the continuing and future burden that ensuring federal aid 
places on the Federal Government. For the first time this study will 
also collect representative data on state aid and tuition policies 
which have been previously unavailable at the student level. This 
clearance request covers field test and full-scale activities. This 
interview will collect information on background, program of study, 
enrollment status, federal aid amounts, state aid amounts, other 
types of aid, tuition, school-related expenses, student and parent 
finances, student employment, credit card usage, and educational 
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection 
request may be accessed from, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link 
number 2165. When you access the information collection, click on 
``Download Attachments `` to view. Written requests for information 
should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, 
Washington, DC 20202-4651 or to the e-mail address vivian-- Requests may also be electronically mailed to the e-
mail address or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please 
specify the complete title of the information collection when making 
your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at her e-mail address Individuals who use a telecommunications device 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
[FR Doc. 02-24686 Filed 9-27-02; 8:45 am]

Last Modified: 09/29/2002