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Part X


Department of Education


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Office of Postsecondary Education; Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work- 
Study and Federal Supplemental Educational 3; Notice


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA Nos.: 84.038, 84.033, and 84.007]

 
Office of Postsecondary Education; Federal Perkins Loan, Federal 
Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant 
Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of closing date for the submission of the Fiscal 
Operations Report for 1997-98 and Application to Participate for 1999-
2000 (FISAP) in the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Supplemental 
Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal Work-Study (FWS) 
Programs (ED FORM 646-1; OMB No. 1840-0073).

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SUMMARY: The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education 
of the deadline for an institution to apply for fiscal year 1999 
funds--for use in the 1999-2000 award year (July 1, 1999 through June 
30, 2000)--under the Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs. 
Under these programs, the Secretary allocates funds to institutions for 
students who need financial aid to meet the costs of postsecondary 
education. An institution is not required to establish eligibility 
prior to applying for funds. However, the Secretary will not allocate 
funds under the Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs for the 
1999-2000 award year to any currently ineligible institution unless the 
institution files its institutional participation application and other 
documents required for an eligibility and certification determination 
by the closing date that will appear in a separate notice in the 
Federal Register.
    The Secretary further gives notice that an institution that had a 
Federal Perkins Loan fund or expended FWS or FSEOG funds during the 
1997-1998 award year (July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998) is required 
to submit a Fiscal Operations Report to the Secretary to report its 
program expenditures as of June 30, 1998.
    Applicants that did not participate in the Federal Perkins Loan 
Program, FWS Program, or FSEOG Program in the 1997-1998 award year will 
be required to submit data for the application portion of the FISAP 
only.
    In addition, an institution must complete, sign, and submit one 
original FISAP signature page and one original combined lobbying, 
debarment, and drug-free workplace certifications form (ED 80-0013, 
referred to as the ``compliance certifications'' form) for the 1999-
2000 award year.
    The Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs are authorized by 
parts E and C, and part A, Subpart 3, respectively, of title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

DATES: Closing Date and Methods for Submitting a FISAP and Required 
Signed Documents. To ensure consideration for 1999-2000 funds, an 
institution must submit an electronic FISAP, the FISAP signature page, 
and the ``compliance certifications'' form by October 1, 1998.
    An institution must submit its FISAP via the Department's Title IV 
Wide Area Network (WAN) to the Campus-Based Contractor. The Title IV 
WAN enables an institution to receive and transmit FISAP information 
electronically.
    The FISAP electronic data transmission must be completed prior to 
midnight, Eastern time, on October 1, 1998. (For purposes of this 
notice, this deadline means that an institution has all of October 1, 
1998, to transmit electronically.) In addition, one original completed 
FISAP signature page and one original signed ``compliance 
certifications'' form must be mailed or delivered by hand to one of the 
addresses indicated below by the established deadline date of October 
1, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Signature Page and Compliance Certifications Form Delivered 
by Mail. If these documents are delivered by mail, they must be 
addressed to Electronic FISAP Administrator, c/o Universal Automation 
Labs (UAL), Suite 500, 8300 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 
20910.
    An institution must show proof of mailing these documents by 
October 1, 1998. Proof of mailing consists of one of the following: (1) 
A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. 
Postal Service, (2) a legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark, (3) a 
dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier, or 
(4) any other proof of mailing acceptable to the U.S. Secretary of 
Education.
    If these documents are sent through the U.S. Postal Service, the 
Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: 
(1) A private metered postmark, or (2) a mail receipt that is not dated 
by the U.S. Postal Service. An institution should note that the U.S. 
Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before 
relying on this method, an institution should check with its local post 
office. An institution is encouraged to use certified or at least 
first-class mail. Signature Page and Compliance Certifications Form 
Delivered by Hand. If these documents are delivered by hand, they must 
be taken to Universal Automation Labs (UAL), Suite 500, 8300 Colesville 
Road, Silver Spring, Maryland.
    Documents that are hand-delivered will be accepted between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m. daily (Eastern time), except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal 
holidays. Documents that are hand-delivered will not be accepted after 
5 p.m. on October 1, 1998.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FISAP materials were mailed by the 
Department in July 1998. An institution must prepare and submit its 
FISAP in accordance with the information included in the FISAP program 
information package.
    This program information package is intended to aid applicants in 
applying for assistance under these programs. Nothing in the program 
information package is intended to impose any paperwork, application 
content, reporting, or grantee performance requirements beyond those 
specifically imposed under the statute and regulations governing the 
programs.

Applicable Regulations

    The following regulations apply to these programs:
    (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR Part 668.
    (2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, 
Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational 
Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR Part 673.
    (3) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR Part 674.
    (4) Federal Work-Study Programs, 34 CFR Part 675.
    (5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 
CFR Part 676.
    (6) Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended, 34 CFR Part 600.
    (7) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR Part 82.
    (8) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and 
Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 CFR 
Part 85.
    (9) Drug-Free Schools and Campuses, 34 CFR Part 86.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sandra Donelson, Campus-Based 
Financial Operations Branch, Institutional Financial Management 
Division, Accounting and Financial Management Service, Student 
Financial Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 600 
Independence Avenue, S.W., (Room 4714, ROB-3),

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Washington, D.C. 20202-5458. Telephone (202) 708-9751. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 
paragraph.

Electronic Access to This Document

    Anyone may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in the text or 
portable document format (pdf) on the World Wide Web at either of the 
following sites:

http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg.htm
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    To use the pdf you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with 
Search, which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you 
have questions about using the pdf, call the U.S. Government Printing 
Office at (202) 512-1530 or, toll free, at 1-888-293-6498.
    Anyone may also view these documents in text copy only on an 
electronic bulletin board of the Department. Telephone: (202) 219-1511 
or, toll free, 1-800-222-4922.
    The documents are located under Option G--Files/Announcements, 
Bulletins and Press Releases.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register.

    (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087aa et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.; 
and 20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq.)

    Dated: August 21, 1998.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 98-23261 Filed 8-27-98; 8:45 am]
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