The Department of Education and representatives of the higher education community are engaged in negotiated rulemaking to implement Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Information about the negotiated rulemaking process will be posted periodically on this page.
Section 492 of the Higher Education Act requires that the Secretary of Education obtain public involvement in the development of proposed regulations for Title IV of that Act and, generally, that all Title IV regulations promulgated after the enactment of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 be subject to a negotiated rulemaking process. Accordingly, in a Federal Register notice of December 30, 1999 the Secretary announced his intention to establish two negotiating committees, the proposed issues each committee would address, and a tentative schedule for negotiating sessions. In a subsequent Federal Register notice of January 11, 2000, the Secretary announced a modification to the schedule for the negotiating committees.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Information
Department of Education Staff Contacts
Office of the General Counsel
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
telephone: (202) 401-8300
Legislation and Related Sites
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This draft consolidated version of the Act was prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce and is available on the Committee's web site in Portable Document Format only.
Higher Education Amendments of 1998 provides the full text of the 1998 amendments to the HEA formatted in HTML.
Section 492 of the Higher Education Act describes requirements for negotiated rulemaking.
The 1999 Negotiated Rulemaking for Higher Education Web Page provides information on the negotiated rulemaking activities undertaken last year.
The Department's Information for Financial Aid Professionals page has more information about Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
1990 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Last updated: March 14, 2001 (pws)