FR Doc E8-4766[Federal Register: March 10, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 47)]
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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 2008-2009 award year deadline dates for the 
campus-based programs.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the 2008-2009 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 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, 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 2008-2009 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.

                                       2008-2009 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 Form  The Reallocation Form must be           August 22, 2008.
 designated for the return of 2007-     submitted electronically via the
 2008 funds and the request of          Internet and is located in the
 supplemental FWS funds for the 2008-   ``Setup'' section of the FISAP on the
 2009 award year.                       Web at: (http://www.cbfisap.ed.gov.).
2. The 2007-2008 Fiscal Operations     The FISAP is located on the Internet    October 1, 2008.
 Report and 2009-2010 Application to    at the following Web site: 
 Participate (FISAP).                   (http://www.cbfisap.ed.gov.).
                                       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    October 1, 2008.
 of 2007-2008 award year expenditures.  be found in the ``Setup'' section of
                                        the FISAP on the Web 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 by one of
                                        the following methods:.
                                       Hand deliver to: United States
                                        Department of Education, Federal
                                        Student Aid, Campus-Based Systems and
                                        Operations Division, 830 First
                                        Street, NE., Room 63B3 ATTN: Work-
                                        Colleges Coordinator, Washington, DC
                                        20002, or.
                                       Mail to: The address listed above for
                                        hand delivery. However, please use
                                        ZIP Code 20202-5453.
4. The 2007-2008 FISAP Edit            The FISAP is located on the Internet    December 15, 2008.
 Corrections and Perkins Cash on Hand   at the following Web site: (http://
 Update.                                www.cbfisap.ed.gov.).
                                       The FISAP Edit Corrections and Perkins
                                        Cash on Hand Update must be submitted
                                        electronically via the Internet.
5. A request for a waiver of the 2009- The request for a waiver can be found   February 13, 2009.
 2010 award year penalty for the        in Part II, Section C of the FISAP on
 underuse of 2007-2008 award year       the Web at: 
 funds.                                 (http://www.cbfisap.ed.gov.).
                                       The request and justification must be
                                        submitted electronically via the
                                        Internet.

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6. The Institutional Application and   The Institutional Application and       March 13, 2009.
 Agreement for Participation in the     Agreement for Participation in the
 Work-Colleges Program for the 2009-    Work-Colleges Program can be found in
 2010 award year.                       the ``Setup'' section of the FISAP on
                                        the Web 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
                                        by one of the following methods:.
                                       Hand deliver to: United States
                                        Department of Education, Federal
                                        Student Aid, Campus-Based Systems and
                                        Operations Division, 830 First
                                        Street, NE., Room 63B3 ATTN: Work-
                                        Colleges Coordinator, Washington, DC
                                        20002, or.
                                       Mail to: The address listed above for
                                        hand delivery. However, please use
                                        ZIP Code 20202-5453.
7. A request for a waiver of the FWS   The FWS Community Service waiver        April 24, 2009.
 Community Service Expenditure          request can be found in the ``Setup''
 Requirement for the 2009-2010 award    section of the FISAP on the Web at:
 year.                                  (http://www.cbfisap.ed.gov.).
                                       The request and justification must be
                                        submitted electronically via the
                                        Internet..
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Note:
 The deadline for electronic submissions is 11:59 p.m. (Washington, DC 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. (Washington, DC time) on the applicable deadline date.

Proof of Mailing or Hand Delivery of Paper Documents

    If you submit paper documents when permitted by mail or by hand 
delivery, 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 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 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m., Washington, DC 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 can 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.


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    Dated: March 5, 2008.
Lawrence A. Warder,
Acting Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
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