FR Doc E7-16567
[Federal Register: August 22, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 162)]
[Page 46973]
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Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Meeting

AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Education.

ACTION: Notice of an Open Teleconference Meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student 
Financial Assistance (The Advisory Committee). This notice also 
describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this 
meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public.
    Date and Time: Thursday, September 13, 2007, beginning at 2 p.m. 
and ending at approximately 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Office of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance, 80 F Street, NW., Room 412, Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. William J. Goggin, Executive 
Director or Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper, Deputy Director, Advisory 
Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street, 
NW., Suite 413, Washington, DC 20202-7582, (202) 219-2099.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-8339.

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, 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, and to make recommendations that 
will result in the maintenance of access to postsecondary education for 
low- and middle-income students. 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 teleconference meeting 
solely to conduct the election of officers.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to participate in the teleconference meeting (i.e., interpreting 
services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative 
format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Thursday, 
September 6, 2007 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 meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    Space for the teleconference meeting is limited and you are 
encouraged to register early if you plan to participate. 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 address, 
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 Tuesday, September 11, 2007.
    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,

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    Dated: August 16, 2007.
 William J. Goggin,
Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E7-16567 Filed 8-21-07; 8:45 am]