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Subject: Program Integrity and Improvement; Proposed Rule (NPRM)

Publication Date: May 18, 2015

Posted Date: May 18, 2015

Subject: Program Integrity and Improvement; Proposed Rule (NPRM)

FR Type: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

NPRM Comment Due Date: July 2, 2015

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 95 (Monday, May 18, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 28483-28536]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2015-11917]

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Vol. 80


No. 95

May 18, 2015

Part III

Department of Education


34 CFR Part 668

Program Integrity and Improvement; Proposed Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 95 / Monday, May 18, 2015 / Proposed 

[[Page 28484]]



34 CFR Part 668

[Docket ID ED-2015-OPE-0020]
RIN 1840-AD14

Program Integrity and Improvement

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.


SUMMARY: The Secretary proposes to amend the cash management 
regulations under subpart K and other sections of the Student 
Assistance General Provisions regulations issued under the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). These proposed regulations are 
intended to ensure that students have convenient access to their title 
IV, HEA program funds, do not incur unreasonable and uncommon financial 
account fees on their title IV funds, and are not led to believe they 
must open a particular financial account to receive their Federal 
student aid. In addition, these proposed regulations update other 
provisions in the cash management regulations under subpart K and 
otherwise amend the Student Assistance General Provisions. We also 
propose to clarify how previously passed coursework is treated for 
title IV eligibility purposes and streamline the requirements for 
converting clock hours to credit hours.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before July 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not 
accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after 
the comment period. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, 
please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the 
Docket ID at the top of your comments.
    If you are submitting comments electronically, we strongly 
encourage you to submit any comments or attachments in Microsoft Word 
format. If you must submit a comment in Adobe Portable Document Format 
(PDF), we strongly encourage you to convert the PDF to print-to-PDF 
format or to use some other commonly used searchable text format. 
Please do not submit the PDF in a scanned format. Using a print-to-PDF 
format allows the Department to electronically search and copy certain 
portions of your submissions.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to to 
submit your comments electronically. Information on using, including instructions for accessing agency documents, 
submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site 
under ``Are you new to the site?''
     Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: The 
Department strongly encourages commenters to submit their comments 
electronically. However, if you mail or deliver your comments about the 
proposed regulations, address them to Jean-Didier Gaina, U.S. 
Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8055, Washington, DC 
    Privacy Note: The Department's policy is to make all comments 
received from members of the public available for public viewing in 
their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Therefore, commenters should be careful to include 
in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clock-to-credit-hour conversion: 
Amy Wilson, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8027, 
Washington, DC 20006-8502. Telephone: (202) 502-7689 or by email at:

Last Modified: 05/17/2015