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Subject: 2012-2013 Federal Student Aid Application

Publication Date: October 31, 2011

Posted Date: October 31, 2011

Subject: 2012-2013 Federal Student Aid Application

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 207 Monday, October 31, 2011)]
[Pages 67156]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2011-28133]


Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment Request.


SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of 
Management, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 30, 2011.

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 emailed to with a cc: to Please note that written comments received in 
response to this notice will be considered public records.

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. The 
OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (1) Evaluate whether 
the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 
the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: October 26, 2011.
Darrin King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: 2012-2013 Federal Student Aid Application.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0001.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually; Monthly; Weekly.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Not-for-Profit 
Institutions; State, Local and Tribal Government.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 46,447,024.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 29,357,853.
    Abstract: Section 483 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 
amended (HEA), mandates that the Secretary of Education ``* * *shall 
produce, distribute, and process free of charge common financial 
reporting forms as described in this subsection to be used for 
application and reapplication to determine the need and eligibility of 
a student for financial assistance.''
    The determination of need and eligibility are for the following 
Title IV, HEA, federal student financial assistance programs: The 
Federal Pell Grant Program; the Campus-Based programs (Federal 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and the 
Federal Perkins Loan Program); the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan 
Program; the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher 
Education Grant; and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.
    Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education 
(hereafter "the Department"), subsequently developed an application 
process to collect and process the data necessary to determine a 
student's eligibility to receive Title IV, HEA program assistance. The 
application process involves an applicant's submission of the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After submission of the 
FAFSA, an applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR) which is a 
summary of the data they submitted on the FAFSA. The applicant reviews 
the SAR, and, if necessary, will make corrections or updates to their 
submitted FAFSA.
    Copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may 
be accessed from the Web site at or from the Department's Web site at, by selecting the "Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4703. 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 and OMB Control Number 
when making your request.
    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. 2011-28133 Filed 10-28-11; 8:45 am]

Last Modified: 10/30/2011