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Subject: Foreign School Supplemental Application System

Publication Date: October 26, 2012

Posted Date: October 26, 2012

Subject: Foreign School Supplemental Application System

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Pages 65372-65373]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-26337]



[Docket No. ED-2012-ICCD-0043]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request: Foreign School Supplemental Application System

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Federal Student Aid (FSA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at by selecting Docket ID number ED-2012-ICCD-
0043 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please 
note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after 
the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for 
information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be 
addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance

[[Page 65373]]

Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, 
Room 2E117, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Grebeldinger, Federal Student 
Aid, 202-377-4018.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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: Foreign School Supplemental Application 
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Type of Review: New collection, request for a new OMB Control 
    Respondents/Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Not-
for-profit institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 70.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 245.
    Abstract: The Foreign School Supplemental Application System (FS 
SAS) is designed as a bridge system that will allow foreign school 
administrators to enter information directly into the system in a 
secure fashion and upload required documents. The FS SAS works in 
conjunction with the e-App system. When a foreign school is applying 
for initial participation, or is submitting an application for 
recertification or reinstatement, if the school is seeking approval of 
its medical, nursing or veterinary school, upon completion of the e-
App, the school will be able to link to the FS SAS on the Information 
for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web page. Only foreign schools 
who are registered with Federal Student Aid and who have been issued 
the required two factor authentication tokens can access the FS SAS. 
The FS SAS allows foreign schools to upload required documentation in a 
portable document format (pdf) to accompany the applications and 
reducing the time it takes to complete the application to submit to the 
Foreign Schools Team for review.

    Dated: October 22, 2012.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-26337 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]

Last Modified: 10/25/2012