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Subject: Application for Approval To Participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs

Publication Date: December 8, 2008

Posted Date: December 08, 2008

Subject: Application for Approval To Participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register: December 8, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 236)]
[Page 74475-74476]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for 
OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 7, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, 
Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses 
electronically by e-mail to or via fax to 
(202) 395-6974. Commenters should

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include the following subject line in their response ``Comment: [insert 
OMB number], [insert abbreviated collection name,'' e.g., ``Upward 
Bound Evaluation'']. Persons submitting comments electronically should 
not submit paper copies.

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 IC Clearance Official, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management, 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.

    Dated: December 2, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Application for Approval To Participate in the Federal 
Student Financial Aid Programs.
    Frequency: Prior to expiration.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Responses: 4,485.
    Burden Hours: 21,181.
    Abstract: The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended 
requires postsecondary institutions to complete and submit this 
application as a condition of eligibility for any of the Title IV 
student financial assistance programs and for the other postsecondary 
programs authorized by the HEA. The institution must submit the form 
(1) Initially when it first seeks to become eligible for the Title IV 
programs; (2) when its program participation agreement expires 
(recertification); (3) when it changes ownership, merges, or changes 
structure; (4) to be reinstated to participate in the Title IV 
programs; (5) to notify the Department when it makes certain changes, 
e.g., name or address; and (6) if it wishes to have a new program 
(outside its current scope) or new location approved for Title IV 
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
3852. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify 
the complete title of the information collection when making your 
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to 
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. E8-28889 Filed 12-5-08; 8:45 am]


Last Modified: 12/07/2008