FR Doc E7-5925
[Federal Register: March 30, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 61)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA Nos.: 84.038, 84.033, and 84.007]

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

ACTION: Notice of the 2007-2008 award year deadline dates for the 
campus-based programs.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the 2007-2008 award year deadline 
dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary 
institutions for the campus-based programs.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study 
(FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) 
programs 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 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 activities.
    The FSEOG Program encourages institutions to provide grants to 
exceptionally needy undergraduate students to help pay for the cost of 
their 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.

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    Throughout the year, in its ``Dear Colleague'' letters, the 
Department will continue to provide additional information for the 
individual deadline dates listed, via the Information for Financial Aid 
Professionals (IFAP) Web site at http://www.ifap.ed.gov.

    Deadline Dates: The following table provides the 2007-2008 award 
year deadline dates for the submission of applications, reports, and 
waiver requests for the campus-based programs. Institutions must meet 
the established deadline dates to ensure consideration for funding or a 
waiver, as appropriate.

                                       2007-2008 Award Year Deadline Dates
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                                                                                      What is the  deadline for
  What does an institution submit?                How is it submitted?                       submission?
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1. The Campus-Based Reallocation     The Reallocation Form must be submitted        August 17, 2007.
 Form designated for the return of    electronically via the Internet and is
 2006-2007 funds and the request      located in the ``Setup'' section of the
 for supplemental FWS funds for the   FISAP on the Internet at: 
 2007-2008 award year.                http://www.cbfisap.ed.gov.

2. The 2006-2007 Fiscal Operations   The FISAP is located on the Internet at the    October 1, 2007.
 Report and 2008-2009 Application     following site: http://www.cbfisap.ed.gov.

 to Participate (FISAP).
                                     The FISAP must be submitted electronically     ............................
                                      via the Internet, and the FISAP's signature
                                      page must be mailed to: FISAP Administrator,
                                      2020 Company, LLC, 3110 Fairview Park Drive,
                                      Suite 950, Falls Church, VA 22042.
3. The Work-Colleges Program Report  The Work-Colleges Program Report can be found  October 19, 2007.
 of 2006-2007 award year              in the ``Setup'' section of the FISAP on the
 expenditures.                        Internet at: http://www.cbfisap.ed.gov.

                                     The report must be submitted electronically    ............................
                                      via the Internet, and a printed copy with an
                                      original signature must be submitted to the
                                      Department by one of the following methods:
                                     Hand delivery to: United States Department of  ............................
                                      Education Federal Student Aid Campus-Based
                                      Systems and Operations Division, 830 First
                                      Street, NE, Room 63B3, Washington, DC 20002
                                      or
                                     Mail to: The same above address for hand       ............................
                                      delivery except use Zip Code 20202-5453.
4. A request for a waiver of the     The request for a waiver can be found in Part  February 8, 2008.
 2008-2009 award year penalty for     II, Section C of the FISAP on the Internet
 the underuse of 2006-2007 award      at: http://www.cbfisap.ed.gov.

 year funds.
                                     The request and justification must be          ............................
                                      submitted electronically via the Internet.
5. The Institutional Application     An institution that has not already            February 8, 2008.
 for Approval to Participate in the   established eligibility must submit an
 Federal Student Financial Aid        application to the School Participation
 Programs.                            Management Team.
                                     The application is located on the Internet at  ............................
                                      the following site: http://www.eligcert.ed.gov
.

6. The Institutional Application     The Institutional Application and Agreement    March 7, 2008.
 and Agreement for Participation in   for Participation in the Work-Colleges
 the Work-Colleges Program for the    Program can be found in the ``Setup''
 2008-2009 award year.                section of the FISAP on the Internet at:
                                      http://www.cbfisap.ed.gov.

                                     The application and agreement must be          ............................
                                      submitted electronically via the Internet,
                                      and a printed copy with original signature
                                      must be submitted to the Department by one
                                      of the following methods:
                                     Hand delivery to: United States Department of  ............................
                                      Education Federal Student Aid Campus-Based
                                      Systems and Operations Division 830 First
                                      Street, NE, Room 63B3, Washington, DC 20002
                                      or
                                     Mail to: The same above address for hand       ............................
                                      delivery except use Zip Code 20202-5453.
7. A request for a waiver of the     The FWS Community Service waiver request and   April 25, 2008.
 FWS Community Service Expenditure    justification must be submitted by one of
 Requirement for the 2008-2009        the following methods:
 award year.
                                     Hand delivery to: FWS Coordinator U.S.         ............................
                                      Department of Education 830 First Street,
                                      NE, Room 62A1, Washington, DC 20002 or
                                     Mail to: The same above address for hand
                                      delivery except use Zip Code 20202-5453 or
                                     Fax to: (202) 275-0950.                        ............................
Note:
     The deadline for electronic submissions is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time) on the applicable deadline date. 
	 Transmissions must be completed and accepted by 12 midnight to meet the deadline.
     Paper documents that are sent through the U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked by the applicable deadline date.
     Paper documents that are hand delivered by a commercial courier must be received no later than 4:30
     p.m. (Eastern time) on the applicable deadline date..
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Proof of Mailing or Hand Delivery of Paper Documents

    If you submit paper documents when permitted by mail or by hand 
delivery from a commercial 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.

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    (4) Other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the Secretary.
    If the paper 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 hand deliveries from commercial couriers 
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 Colleague'' letter, which is posted on 
the Department's IFAP Web site (http://www.ifap.ed.gov) 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 
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 Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial 
Assistance), 34 CFR part 84.
    (9) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement), 34 
CFR part 85.
    (10) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 34 CFR part 86.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherlene McIntosh, Director of Campus-
Based Systems and Operations Division, U.S. Department of Education, 
Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street, NE., Union Center Plaza, room 
64A3, Washington, DC 20202-5453. Telephone: (202) 377-3242 or via the 
Internet: sherlene.mcintosh@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) 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 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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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: March 27, 2007.
Theresa S. Shaw,
Chief Operating Officer Federal Student Aid.
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