FR Doc 03-11761
[Federal Register: May 12, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 91)]
[Page 25356-25357]
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[CFDA NOs: 84.038, 84.033, and 84.007]

Federal Student Aid

ACTION: Notice of the 2003-2004 award year deadline dates for campus-
based programs.


SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the 2003-2004 award year deadline 
dates for postsecondary institutions to submit various requests and 
documents for the campus-based programs.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: There are three programs that are 
collectively known as the campus-based programs: The Federal Perkins 
Loan Program encourages institutions to make low-interest, long-term 
loans to needy undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for 
their education.
    The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time 
employment of needy undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for 
their education and to involve the students in community service 
    The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) 
Program encourages institutions to provide grants to exceptionally 
needy undergraduate students to help pay for their cost of education.
    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.
    Throughout the year, the Department will continue to provide 
additional information for the individual deadline dates listed in its 
``Dear Partner' letters and the 2003-2004 Federal Student Aid Handbook 
via the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at:
    Deadline Dates: The following table provides the deadline dates for 
the campus-based programs for the 2003-2004 award year. Institutions 
must meet the established deadline dates to ensure consideration for 
funding or a waiver, as appropriate.

                                       2003-2004 Award Year Deadline Dates
                                                                                    What is the deadline for
What does an institution submit?     Where does the institution submit this?               Submission?
1. A request for a waiver of the  The FWS Community Service (CS) waiver         June 20, 2003.
 minimum FWS Community Service     request and justification must be mailed to
 Expenditure Requirement for the   the FWS CS Administrator at the following
 2003-2004 award year.             email address: CBFOB@ED.GOV.2. The Campus-Based Reallocation  The Reallocation Form must be submitted       August 22, 2003.
 Form designated for the return    electronically and is located in the
 of 2002-2003 funds and request    ``Setup'' section of the FISAP on the
 of supplemental FWS funds.        Internet at:
3. The 2002-2003 Fiscal           The FISAP is located on the Internet at the    October 1, 2003.
 Operations Report and 2004-2005   following site:
 Application to Participate        
 (FISAP).                         The FISAP form must be submitted
                                   electronically via the Internet, and the
                                   combined signature page must be mailed to:
                                   The FISAP Administrator, INDUS Corporation,
                                   1953 Gallows Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA
4. A request for a waiver of the  The request for a waiver can be found in      February 13, 2004.
 2004-2005 award year penalty      Part II, Section C of the FISAP on the
 for the underuse of 2002-2003     Internet at:
 award year funds.                The request and justification must be
                                   submitted electronically via the Internet.

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5. The Institutional Application  An institution which has not already          February 13, 2004.
 for Approval to Participate in    established eligibility must submit an
 the Federal Student Financial     application to Case Management and
 Aid Programs.                     Oversight through the ED Web site:
6. The Institutional Application  The Institutional Application and Agreement   March 9, 2004.
 and Agreement for Participation   for Participation in the Work-Colleges
 in the Work-Colleges Program      Program can be found in the ``Setup''
 for the 2004-2005 award year.     section of the FISAP via the Internet at:
                                  The application and agreement must be signed
                                   and mailed to: Work-Colleges Program Campus-
                                   Based Operations U.S. Dept. of Education,
                                   830 First Street, NE., Suite 061J1,
                                   Washington, DC 20202-5453.

Proof of Delivery of Request and Supporting Documents

    If you submit documents by mail or by a non-U.S. Postal Service 
courier, we accept as proof 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 legibly dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a 
commercial courier.
    (4) Other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the Secretary.
    If the request and documents are sent through the U.S. Postal 
Service, we do 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. All institutions are encouraged to use certified or at least 
first-class mail.
    The Department accepts commercial couriers or hand deliveries 
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday 
except Federal holidays.

Sources for Detailed Information on These Requests

    A more detailed discussion of each request for funds or waiver is 
provided in a specific ``Dear Partner'' letter, which is posted on the 
Department's Web page at least 30 days before the established deadline 
date for the specific request. Information on these items is also found 
in the Federal Student Aid Handbook.
    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply to these 
    (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 Program, 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 
Government wide requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 CFR 
part 85.
    (9) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 34 CFR part 86.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Coppage, Director of 
Campus-Based Operations at (202) 377-3174 or via Internet:    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you 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 under FOR FURTHER 

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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: May 6, 2003.
Theresa S. Shaw,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. 03-11761 Filed 5-9-03; 8:45 am]