[Federal Register: August 31, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 168)]
[Page 47492-47493]
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[CFDA No.: 84.038, 84.033, and 84.007]

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs; Federal Perkins
Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of the closing date for the submission of the Fiscal
Operations Report for 1998-1999 and Application to Participate for
2000-2001 (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).


SUMMARY: The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education
of the deadline for an institution to apply for fiscal year 2000
funds--for use in the 2000-2001 award year (July 1, 2000 through June
30, 2001)--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
2000-2001 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 1998-1999 award year (July 1, 1998, through June
30, 1999) is required to submit a Fiscal Operations Report to the
Secretary to report its program expenditures as of June 30, 1999.
    Applicants that did not participate in the Federal Perkins Loan
Program, FWS Program, or FSEOG Program in the 1998-1999 award year will
be required to submit data for the application portion of the FISAP
    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 2000-
2001 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 2000-2001 funds, an
institution must submit an electronic FISAP, the FISAP signature page,
and the ``compliance certifications'' form by October 1, 1999.
    An institution must submit its FISAP to the Campus-Based contractor
via the Department's Title IV Wide Area Network (WAN) using EDConnect.
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, 1999. (For purposes of this
notice, this deadline means that an institution has all of October 1,
1999, 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 the
address indicated below by the established deadline date of October 1,

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
    An institution must show proof of mailing these documents by
October 1, 1999. 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
    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, l999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FISAP materials were mailed by the
Department in July 1999. 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

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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.

Financial Operations Branch, Institutional Financial Management
Division, Accounting and Financial Management Service, Student
Financial Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 400
Maryland Avenue, SW, (Room 4714, ROB-3), Washington, DC 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

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    Program 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 25, 1999.
Greg Woods,
Chief Operating Officer, Office of Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 99-22638 Filed 8-30-99; 8:45 am]