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Summary: FASFA; Application Processing

Publication Date: August 8, 2007
FRPart:

Page Numbers: 44500-44501

Summary: FASFA; Application Processing

Posted on 08-08-2007

[Federal Register: August 8, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 152)]
[Notices]
[Page 44500-44501]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education requests comments on the Student
Aid Report (SAR) that the Secretary proposes to use for the 2008-2009
award year. The SAR is used to notify Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants of their eligibility to receive federal
student aid under the student financial assistance programs authorized
under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and to
provide an opportunity for applicants to correct or update the
information they provided on their FAFSA.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 9, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically through e-mail to
SAR_Comments@ed.gov. Written requests for information should be

addressed to U.S. Department of Education (ED), 400 Maryland Avenue,
SW., Potomac Center Plaza, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. In
addition, interested persons can access this document on the Internet:
(1) Go to IFAP at http://ifap.ed.gov.
(2) Scroll to ``On-Line References''.
(3) Click on ``SAR/ISIR Reference Materials''.
(4) Click on ``By 2008-2009 Award Year''.
(5) Click on ``Draft 2008-2009 Student Aid Report (SAR) and SAR
Acknowledgement Mockups are available for public comment''.
Please note that the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, version
4.0 or greater, is necessary to view this file. This software can be
downloaded for free from Adobe's Web site: http://www.adobe.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: The Secretary is publishing this request for
comment under the Provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44
U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Under that Act, ED must obtain the review and
approval of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before it may use
a form to collect information. However, under procedure for obtaining
approval from OMB, ED must first obtain public comment of the proposed
form, and to obtain that comment, ED must publish this notice in the
Federal Register.

In addition to comments requested above, to accommodate the
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Secretary is
interested in receiving comments with regard to the following matters:
(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: August 3, 2007.
James Hyler, Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Postsecondary Education

Type of Review: Revision.
Title: Student Aid Report (SAR).
Frequency: Annually.
Affected Public: Individuals.
Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 27,699,605.
Burden Hours: 5,639,472.
Abstract: The SAR is used to notify Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants of their eligibility to receive federal
student aid under the student financial assistance programs authorized
under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and to
provide an opportunity for applicants to correct or update the
information they provided on their FAFSA.
Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3426. Written
requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor,
Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed
to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to (202) 245-6623. 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 the e-mail address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov.
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.

[FR Doc. E7-15476 Filed 8-7-07; 8:45 am]

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Last Modified: 08/07/2007