FR Doc 04-5391
[Federal Register: March 10, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 47)]
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[CFDA Nos. 84.007, 84.032, 84.033, 84.038, 84.063, 84.069, and 84.268]

Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Supplemental 
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal 
Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging 
Educational Assistance Partnership, and William D. Ford Federal Direct 
Loan Programs

ACTION: Notice of deadline dates for receipt of applications, reports, 
and other records for the 2003-2004 award year.


SUMMARY: The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of 
documents and other information from institutions and applicants for 
the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the 2003-2004 award year. 
The Federal student aid programs include the Federal Perkins Loan, 
Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, 
Federal Family Education Loan, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, 
Federal Pell Grant, and Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership 
    These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education

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(Department), provide financial assistance to students attending 
eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their 
educational costs.
    Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of 
this notice.

Table A--Deadline Dates for Application Processing and Receipt of 
Student Aid Reports (SARs) or Institutional Student Information Records 
(ISIRs) by Institutions

    Table A provides deadline dates for application processing, 
including corrections, and, for purposes of the Federal Pell Grant 
Program, receipt by institutions of SARs or ISIRs.

Table B--Federal Pell Grant Program Submission Dates for Disbursement 
Information by Institutions

    Table B provides the earliest submission and deadline dates for 
institutions to submit Federal Pell Grant disbursement records to the 
Department's Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System.
    In general, an institution must submit Federal Pell Grant 
disbursement records no later than 30 days after making a disbursement 
or becoming aware of the need to adjust a student's previously reported 
Federal Pell Grant disbursement. We consider that Federal Pell Grant 
funds are disbursed on the earlier of the date that the institution: 
(a) Credits those funds to a student's account in the institution's 
general ledger or any subledger of the general ledger, or (b) pays 
those funds to a student directly. We consider that Federal Pell Grant 
funds are disbursed even if an institution uses its own funds in 
advance of receiving program funds from the Department [34 CFR 
668.164(a)]. An institution's failure to submit disbursement records 
within the required 30-day timeframe may result in an audit or program 
review finding. In addition, the Secretary may initiate an adverse 
action, such as a fine or other penalty for such failure.

Other Sources for Detailed Information

    We publish a detailed discussion of the Federal student aid 
application process in the following publications:
     2003-2004 Student Guide.
     Funding Your Education.
     2003-2004 High School Counselor's Handbook.
     A Guide to 2003-2004 SARs and ISIRs.
     2003-2004 Federal Student Aid Handbook.
    Additional information on the institutional reporting requirements 
for the Federal Pell Grant Program is contained in Volume 3, Chapter 3 
of the 2003-2004 Federal Student Aid Handbook, which is available at 
the Information for Financial Aid Professionals Web site at:

    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply: (1) 
Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668 and (2) Federal 
Pell Grant Program, 34 CFR part 690.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold McCullough, U.S. Department of 
Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street, NE., Union Center 
Plaza, room 93B2, Washington, DC 20202-5345. Telephone: (202) 377-4030.
    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 program contact person listed under FOR 

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 421-429, 1070a, 1070b-1070b-3, 
1070c-1070c-4, 1071-1087-2, 1087a, and 1087aa-1087ii; 42 U.S.C. 

    Dated: March 4, 2004.
Theresa S. Shaw,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.

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[FR Doc. 04-5391 Filed 3-9-04; 8:45 am]