[Federal Register: December 10, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 237)]
[Page 75852]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review 
as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 8, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Karen Lee, Desk Officer, 
Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503 or should be electronically mailed to the internet address 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The Leader, Regulatory Management Group, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice 
containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission 
of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped 
by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. 
new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) 
Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and 
proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of 
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites 
public comment.

    Dated: December 4, 2002.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2004.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; business or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 1,204. Burden 
Hours: 4,125.
    Abstract: The 2004 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study is 
being conducted to meet the continuing need for national-level data 
about significant financial aid issues for students enrolling in 
postsecondary education. Information about financial aid policies and 
postsecondary affordability is critical to policymakers who determine 
the need analysis formulas for Pell Grants, maximum amounts for student 
loans and other need-based federal programs, and estimate the 
continuing and future burden that ensuring federal aid places on the 
Federal government. For the first time this study will also collect 
representative data on state aid and tuition policies which have been 
previously unavailable at the student level. This clearance request 
covers field test and full-scale activities. This interview will 
collect information on background, program of study, enrollment status, 
federal aid amounts, state aid amounts, other types of aid, tuition, 
school-related expenses, student and parent finances, student 
employment, credit card usage, and educational expectations.
    Written requests for information should be addressed to Vivian 
Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4050, 
Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651 or directed to 
her e-mail address Vivian.Reese@ed.gov. Requests may also be faxed to 
202-708-9346. Please specify the complete title of the information 
collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or 
the collection activity requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at 
her e-mail address Kathy.Axt@ed.gov. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

[FR Doc. 02-31120 Filed 12-9-02; 8:45 am]