[Federal Register: September 20, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 183)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.007, 84.033, and 84.038]

Office of 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 
Fiscal Operations Report for the 2000-2001 Award Year and Application 
to Participate for the 2002-2003 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 2002 
funds--for use in the 2002-2003 award year (July 1, 2002 through June 
30, 2003)--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 
2002-2003 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 
2000-2001 award year (July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001) is required 
to submit a Fiscal Operations Report to the Secretary to report its 
program expenditures as of June 30, 2001. 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 2000-2001 award year will 
be required only to submit data for the application portion of the 
    FISAPs must be submitted electronically. Therefore, an institution 
also must complete and submit a ``combined certification and signature 
pages form,'' consisting of the original FISAP signature page and the 
combined lobbying, debarment, and drug-free workplace certifications 
for the 2002-2003 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 2002-2003 funds, an institution 
must submit an electronic FISAP and the combined certification and 
signature pages form by October 1, 2001.
    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 instructions on this 
electronic transmission are provided in ``Dear Partner'' letter CB-01-
09 (JUL). This letter is posted at http://ifap.ed.gov.
    The FISAP electronic data transmission must be completed by 11:59 
p.m., Eastern Time, on October 1, 2001. In addition, the combined 
certification and signature pages form, as printed from the electronic 
FISAP software, must be mailed to the address indicated in the 
following paragraph by the established deadline date of October 1, 
2001. Documents that are hand-delivered must be received by 5 p.m. on 
Monday, October 1, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Combined Certification and Signature Pages Form Delivered by 
Mail. If this document is delivered by mail, it must be addressed to 
Electronic FISAP Administrator, Suite 500, 8300 Colesville Road, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910-3289.
    An institution must show proof of mailing this document by October 
1, 2001. 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 this document is 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. Combined Certification and Signature Pages Form 
Delivered by Hand. If this document is delivered by hand, it 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 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 2002-2003 Campus-Based Programs FISAP 
Software, Instruction Book, and forms were made available in July 2001 
at www.sfadownload.ed.gov and announced in ``Dear Partner'' Letter CB-
    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 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 
Operations, Student Financial Assistance, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Room 600D, Portals Building, Washington, DC 20202-5453. Telephone (202) 
708-9751. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), 
you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print,

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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: September 17, 2001.
Greg Woods,
Chief Operating Officer, Office of Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 01-23422 Filed 9-19-01; 8:45 am]