Final Rule: TEACH Grant Program

Publication Date
August 14, 2020
Subject
Final Rule: TEACH Grant Program
FR Type
Final
FR part
IV
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 158 (Friday, August 14, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 49798-49828]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-14589]

[[Page 49797]]

Vol. 85

Friday,

No. 158

August 14, 2020

Part IV

Department of Education

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34 CFR Parts 600, 674 et al.

Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Programs, Federal 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, Federal Family 
Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, 
National Direct Student Loan Program, Teacher Education Assistance for 
College and Higher Education Grant Program, Federal Pell Grant Program, 
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program, and Gaining 
Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs; Final Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 158 / Friday, August 14, 2020 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Parts 600, 674, 675, 676, 682, 685, 686, 690, 692, and 694

[Docket ID ED-2019-OPE-0081]
RIN 1840-AD40, 1840-AD44


Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Programs, 
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, Federal 
Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan 
Program, National Direct Student Loan Program, Teacher Education 
Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program, Federal Pell 
Grant Program, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program, 
and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.

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SUMMARY: In response to the United States Supreme Court decision in 
Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer (Trinity Lutheran), 
and the United States Attorney General's October 7, 2017 Memorandum on 
Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty pursuant to Executive 
Order No. 13798 (Attorney General's memorandum), the Department of 
Education (Department or we) amends the current regulations regarding 
the eligibility of faith-based entities to participate in the Federal 
Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the eligibility of students to 
obtain certain benefits under those programs. The Department also 
amends the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher 
Education (TEACH) Grant Program regulations to minimize the number of 
TEACH Grants that are converted to Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, 
and to update, strengthen, and clarify other areas of the TEACH Grant 
Program regulations.

Effective date: These regulations are effective July 1, 2021.

Implementation date: For the implementation dates of the included 
regulatory provisions, see the Implementation Date of These Regulations 
section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the provisions 
of this regulation, contact Sophia McArdle at (202) 453-6318 or by 
email at Sophia.McArdle@ed.gov.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 
1-800-877-8339.
 

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