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Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct
Loan) Program: Internship/Residency and Loan Debt Burden Forbearance Forms

Publication Date: May 21, 2012

Posted Date: May 21, 2012

Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program: Internship/Residency and Loan Debt Burden Forbearance Forms

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 98 (Monday, May 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 29988]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11974]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Federal Student Aid; William 
D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program: Internship/Residency 
and Loan Debt Burden Forbearance Forms

SUMMARY: These forms serve as the means by which a borrower may request 
forbearance of repayment on his or her William D. Ford Federal Direct 
Loan (Direct Loan) or Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program 
loans based on participation in an eligible internship/residency 
program, National Guard duty, receiving benefits under the Department 
of Defense's Student Loan Repayment Program, or having a federal 
education loan debt burden that equals or exceeds 20 percent of the 
borrower's monthly gross income.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding burden and/or the collection 
activity requirements should be electronically mailed to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. 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 04798. 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 ICDocketMgr@ed.gov 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide 
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information 
collection requests. The Acting Director, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management 
Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing 
proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the 
Departmental review of the information collection. 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. Please note that written 
comments received in response to this notice will be considered public 
records.
    Title of Collection: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct 
Loan) Program: Internship/Residency and Loan Debt Burden Forbearance 
Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0018.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 25,842.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,814.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education and FFEL Program lenders 
and servicers use the information collected on these forms to determine 
whether a borrower meets the eligibility requirements for the specific 
forbearance type that the borrower has requested. This collection is 
being revised so that it may be used by both the Direct Loan and FFEL 
Programs and also expands one of the mandatory forbearance forms to 
include additional mandatory forbearances; as a result, additional data 
elements have been added to support the additional forbearances.

    Dated: May 11, 2012.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-11974 Filed 5-18-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P


Last Modified: 05/20/2012