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Subject: Student Assistance General Provisions Final Rule-Procedures

Publication Date: January 19, 2017

Posted Date: January 19, 2017

Subject: Student Assistance General Provisions Final Rule-Procedures

FR Type: Final

Effective Date: January 19, 2017

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 12 (Thursday, January 19, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 6253-6259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2017-00972]



34 CFR Part 668

RIN 1840-AD22
[Docket ID ED-2015-OPE-0103]

Student Assistance General Provisions

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Final rule with request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions 
regulations governing participation in the student financial assistance 
programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as amended (title IV, HEA programs). The amended regulations update the 
Department's hearing procedures for actions to establish liability 
against an institution of higher education, and establish procedural 
rules governing recovery proceedings under the Department's borrower 
defense regulations.

DATES: Effective date: These regulations are effective January 19, 2017.

    Comment due date: We will accept comments on or before March 20, 
2017. We may consider the comments received and may conduct additional 
rulemaking based on the comments.

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 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 U.S. Department of Education (the Department) to electronically 
search and copy certain portions of your submissions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annmarie Weisman, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 6W245, Washington, DC 20202-
6244. Telephone: (202) 453-6712 or by email:
If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-

Last Modified: 01/18/2017