[Federal Register: September 1, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 171)]
[Page 53276-53277]
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[CFDA No.: 84.007, 84.033, and 84.038]

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

    Notice of the closing date for the submission of the Federal 
Operations Report for the 1999-2000 award year and Application to 
Participate for the 2001-2002 award year (FISAP) in the Federal Perkins 
Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and 
Federal Work-Study (FWS) Programs.

SUMMARY:  The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher 
education of the deadline for an institution to apply for fiscal year 
2001 funds--for use in the 2001-2002 award year (July 1, 2001 through 
June 30, 2002)--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 2001-2002 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 1999-2000 award 
year (July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000) is required to submit a 
Fiscal Operations Report to the Secretary to report its program 
expenditures as of June 30, 2000. Institutions perform both functions 
in one document called the FISAP.
    Applicants that did not participate in the Federal Perkins Loan 
Program, FWS Program, or FSEOG Program in the 1999-2000 award year will 
be required only to submit data for the application portion of the 
    FISAPs must be submitted electronically. Therefore, an institution 
must also 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 2001-2002 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 for Submitting a FISAP and Required Signed 
Documents. To ensure consideration for 2001-2002 funds, an institution 
must submit an electronic FISAP, the FISAP signature page, and the 
``compliance certifications'' form by October 1, 2000.
    An institution must submit its FISAP electronically via the 
Department's Student Aid Internet Gateway (formerly Title IV Wide Area 
Network or TIV WAN). Specific information and

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instructions on this electronic transmission are provided in ``Dear 
Partner'' letter CB-00-10. This letter is posted at http://ifap.ed.gov
    The FISAP electronic data transmission must be completed by 11:59 
PM, Eastern Time, on October 1, 2000. In addition, one original 
completed FISAP signature page and one original, signed combined Drug-
Free Workplace, Anti-Lobbying, and Debarment compliance certifications 
form as printed from the electronic FSIAP software must be mailed to 
the address indicated below by the established deadline date of October 
1, 2000. Documents that are hand-delivered must be received by 5 p.m. 
on Friday, September 29, 2000.

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, 2000. 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 of 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 hand-delivered must be received by 5 p.m. on 
September 29, 2000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The 2001-2002 Campus-Based Programs FISAP 
Software, Instruction Book and forms were made available in July, 2000 
at www.sfadownload.ed.gov and announced in Dear Partner Letter CB-00-
    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 

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 Education 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 
Operations, Student Financial Assistance, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20202-5453. 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.
    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 28, 2000.
Greg Woods,
Chief Operating Officer, Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 00-22430 Filed 8-31-00; 8:45 am]