FR Doc 03-30545

[Federal Register: December 10, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 237)]
[Page 68879-68880]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information 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 9, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Melanie Kadlic, 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 Information 
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 follwing: (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.

Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2004.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; businesses or other for-
profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 103,431.
     Burden Hours: 43,096.
    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 full-scale activities for the student interview phase of the 
study. This interview will collect information on background, program 
of study, enrollment status, federal aid amounts, other types of aid, 
tuition, school-related expenses, student and parent finances, student 
employment, credit card usage, and educational expectations.
    Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment 
request may be accessed from, by selecting the

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``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2417. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. 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 to the e-mail address 
Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address 
or 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 Individuals who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 

[FR Doc. 03-30545 Filed 12-9-03; 8:45 am]