FR Doc 2010-12732
[Federal Register: May 27, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 102)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Hearing

AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Education.

ACTION: Notice of a public hearing.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming hearing of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance (The Advisory Committee). 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: Friday, June 25, 2010, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 
approximately 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Washington Court Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 525 New Jersey 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Ms. Megan McClean, Director of 
Government Relations, 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 1-800-877-8339.

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 one-day hearing to 
discuss the Advisory Committee's latest report, The Rising Price of 
Inequality: How Inadequate Need-Based Grant Aid Limits College Access 
and Persistence and also the Higher Education Regulation Study.
    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 Friday, June 11, 2010 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 hearing

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site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    The Advisory Committee invites the public to submit written 
comments and recommendations to the following e-mail address: 
ACSFA@ed.gov. Information regarding the Higher Education Regulations 
Study is also available on the Advisory Committee's Web site, 
http://www.ed.gov/ACSFA. We must receive your comments on or before 
June 14, 2010.
    Space for the hearing is limited and you are encouraged to register 
early if you plan to attend. You may register on the Advisory 
Committee's Web site, http://www.ed.gov/ACSFA or by sending an email to 
the following address: ACSFA@ed.gov or Tracy.Deanna.Jones@ed.gov. 
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 Monday, 
June 14, 2010.
    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 website, 
http://www.ed.gov/ACSFA.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site: 
http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister/index.html.
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free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free at 1-866-512-1830; or in 
the Washington DC area at (202) 512-0000.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: 
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    Dated: May 20, 2010.
Dr. William J. Goggin,
Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2010-12732 Filed 5-26-10; 8:45 am]
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