FR Doc E8-21066[Federal Register: September 11, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 177)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Meeting

AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Education.

ACTION: Notice of open teleconference meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student 
Financial Assistance. Individuals who will need accommodations for a 
disability in order to attend the teleconference meeting (i.e., 
interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in 
alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 by contacting Ms. Tracy Jones at (202) 219-
2099 or via e-mail at tracy.deanna.jones@ed.gov. We will attempt to 
meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the 
requested accommodation. The teleconference 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 public.

Date and Time: Monday, September 29, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and ending 
at approximately 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Office of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street, NW., Room 412, Washington, DC 
20202-7582.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. William J. Goggin, Executive 
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, 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

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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 solely to 
conduct the election of officers.
    Space for the teleconference meeting 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 addresses: 
tracy.deanna.jones@ed.gov. 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 Monday, September 22, 2008.
    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, 
http://www.ed.gov/ACSFA.

    Dated: September 4, 2008.
William J. Goggin,
Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. E8-21066 Filed 9-10-08; 8:45 am]

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