FR Doc E7-24452
[Federal Register: December 17, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 241)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education requests comments on a modified 
2008-2009 Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The College Cost 
Reduction and Access Act of 2007 establishes, effective with the 2008-
2009 award year, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and 
Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program, which provides up to $4,000 a 
year in grant assistance to students who plan on being a teacher and 
meet certain specified requirements. Through an updated FAFSA, Federal 
Student Aid

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will assure that students are aware of the TEACH Grant program, the 
program's eligibility criteria, and that students will indicate their 
plans to pursue a teaching career. The Department proposes to 
accomplish this by asking the following question on the FAFSA on the 
Web: ``Are you planning on completing coursework, now or in the future, 
necessary for you to become an elementary or secondary school teacher? 
A `YES' response to this question will allow your school to provide you 
with additional information on a new federal program for students who 
meet certain conditions and plan on becoming teachers.''
    The FAFSA is completed by students and their families and the 
information submitted on the form is used to determine the students' 
eligibility and financial need for financial aid under the student 
financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV, HEA Programs).

DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by 
December 28, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be 
addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Bridget Dooling, Desk Officer, Department of Education, 
Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or faxed to (202) 395-
6974.

    Dated: December 13, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Federal Student Aid

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals and families.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 16,787,640.
     Burden Hours: 8,054,467.
    Abstract: The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 
establishes, effective with the 2008-2009 award year, the Teacher 
Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant 
Program, which provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to 
students who plan on being a teacher and meet certain specified 
requirements. Because the 2008-2009 FAFSA Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 
burden hour estimate (approved December 2006) does not include the 
burden associated with reading and responding to a new TEACH grant 
question (the TEACH grant did not exist at that time) we are submitting 
this request for an emergency clearance of an updated 2008-2009 FAFSA. 
Through the updated FAFSA, we are striving to make students aware of 
the TEACH Grant program and the eligibility criteria, in addition to 
determining their plans to pursue a teaching career. We propose to 
accomplish this by asking the following question on FAFSA on the Web: 
``Are you planning on completing coursework, now or in the future, 
necessary for you to become an elementary or secondary school teacher? 
A `'YES' response to this question will allow your school to provide 
you with additional information on a new federal program for students 
who meet certain conditions and plan on becoming teachers.''
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and clicking on ``Download attachments'' to 
view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to (202) 245-6623. 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 the e-mail address 
ICDocketMgr@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 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through 
Friday.

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