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Subject: Student Aid on the Web

Publication Date: October 5, 2009

Posted Date: October 5, 2009

Subject: Student Aid on the Web

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register: October 5, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 191)]
[Page 51131-51132]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
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 
November 4, 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, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or send e-mail to

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: September 30, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Student Aid on the Web.
    Frequency: Annually; Monthly; On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Federal Government; 
State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 6,655,377.
Burden Hours: 245,198.

    Abstract: Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of 
Education, seeks renewal of the registration system within the Student 
Aid on the Web, an Internet Portal Web site (hereafter ``The Web 
Site''). The Web site makes the college application process more 
efficient, faster, and accurate by making it an automated, electronic 
process that targets financial aid and college applications. The Web 
site uses some personal contact information criteria to automatically 
fill out the forms and surveys initiated by the user. The Web site also 
provides a database of demographic information that helps Federal 
Student Aid target the distribution of financial aid materials to 
specific groups of students and/or parents. For example, studies have 
shown that providing student financial assistance information to middle 
school (or elementary school) students and/or their parents 
dramatically increases the likelihood that those students will attend 
college. The demographic information from the Web site helps us to 
identify potential customers in the middle school age range. The 
FAFSA4caster Data Transfer module has been added to the Web site since 
its last approval. As with the FAFSA Data Transfer module, data from 
the student's MyFSA profile pre-populates the FAFSA4caster--
FAFSA4caster is the U.S. Department of Education's financial aid 
estimator tool that determines what type of financial aid the student 
is eligible to receive and provides an estimated award amount for each. 
The FAFSA4caster data transfer module uses current MyFSA profile 
information and, therefore, does not require the collection of 
additional data items.
    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 4097.
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 the Internet address or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. 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. E9-23925 Filed 10-2-09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000-01-P

Last Modified: 10/04/2009