FR Doc 05-16094
[Federal Register: August 15, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 156)]
[Page 47821-47822]
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Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Hearing

AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Education.

ACTION: Notice of upcoming symposium.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming hearing of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability 
in order to attend the hearing (i.e. interpreting services, assistive 
listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should 
notify the Advisory Committee no later than Wednesday, August 31, 2005 
by contacting Ms. Hope Gray at (202) 219-2099 or via e-mail at We will attempt to 
meet requests after this date, but 

cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The 
symposium site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This 
notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice 
of this hearing is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general 
    Date and Time: Thursday, September 8, 2005, beginning at 8:30 a.m. 
and ending at approximately 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Holiday Inn Capitol Hotel, 550 C Street, SW., Columbia 
Ballroom, Lobby Level, Washington, DC 20024

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nicole A. Barry, Deputy Director, 
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F 
Street, NW., Suite 413, Washington, DC 20202-7582, (202) 219-2099.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance is established under Section 491 of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965 as amended by Public Law 100-50 (20 U.S.C. 1098). The Advisory 
Committee serves as an independent source of advice and counsel to the 
Congress and the Secretary of Education on student financial aid 
policy. Since its inception,

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the congressional mandate requires the Advisory Committee to conduct 
objective, nonpartisan, and independent analyses on important aspects 
of the student assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher 
Education Act. In addition, Congress expanded the Advisory Committee's 
mission in the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 to include several 
important areas: access, Title IV modernization, distance education, 
and early information and needs assessment. Specifically, the Advisory 
Committee is to review, monitor and evaluate the Department of 
Education's progress in these areas and report recommended improvements 
to Congress and the Secretary.
    The Advisory Committee has scheduled this symposium to examine the 
current condition of college access and persistence in honor of the 
40th anniversary of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965. The 
proposed agenda includes expert testimony and discussions by prominent 
researchers and scholars who will (a) examine the HEA's past 
achievements as well as the financial barriers to college that continue 
to confront low- and moderate-income students, (b) highlight exemplary 
strategies at the federal, state, and institutional levels that can be 
implemented to ensure that more low- and moderate-income students have 
a chance to succeed in college, and (c) address the Advisory 
Committee's current reauthorization proposal to renew the nation's 
access and persistence partnership.
    Space for the symposium is limited and you are encouraged to 
register early if you plan to attend. You may register by sending an e-
mail to the following address: or Please include your name, title, affiliation, 

complete address (including internet and e-mail, if available), and 
telephone and fax numbers. If you are unable to register 
electronically, you may fax your registration information to the 
Advisory Committee staff office at (202) 219-3032. You may also contact 
the Advisory Committee staff directly at (202) 219-2099. The 
registration deadline is Thursday, September 1, 2005.
    Records are kept for Advisory Committee proceedings, and are 
available for inspection at the Office of the Advisory Committee on 
Student Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street, NW., Suite 
413, Washington, DC from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. Information regarding the 
Advisory Committee is available on the Committee's Web site,

    Dated: August 9, 2005.
William J. Goggin,
Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 05-16094 Filed 8-12-05; 8:45 am]