[Federal Register: March 19, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 53)]
[Page 12547-12548]
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[CFDA Nos.: 84.038, 84.033, and 84.007]

Student Financial Assistance; Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-
Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant 
(FSEOG) Programs

ACTION: Notice of deadline dates for request and supporting documents 
for funding or waivers for the remainder of the 2001-2002 award year.


SUMMARY: The Secretary announces deadline dates for an institution of 
higher education to submit various requests and documents under the 
Campus-Based programs for the remainder of the 2001-2002 award year 
(January 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002). The Department believes it is 
more customer friendly and helpful for an institution to have one 
annual notice, rather than several, for an award year.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Coppage, Campus-Based 
Operations, Student Financial Assistance, U.S. Department of Education, 
830 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20202-5453. Telephone: (202) 377-
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format, (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: There are three programs that we refer to as 
the Campus-Based programs: The Perkins Loan Program encourages 
institutions to make low-interest, long term loans to needy 
undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their cost of 
    The FSEOG Program encourages institutions to provide grants to 
exceptionally needy undergraduate students to help pay for their cost 
of education.
    The FWS Program encourages the part-time employment of needy 
undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their cost of 
education and encourages these students to participate in community 
service activities. An institution may use part of its FWS funds to 
locate and develop jobs for students under the Job Location and 
Development Program. An eligible institution that meets the definition 
of a ``Work-College'' may participate in the Work-Colleges Program.
    The Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG Programs are authorized by 
parts E and C, and part A, subpart 3, respectively, of title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
    The Department will still refer to these individual deadline dates 
in its ``Dear Partner'' Letters that relate to each process we post on 
the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

DEADLINE DATES: The following table provides the deadline dates for the 
Campus-Based programs for the remainder of the current award year. In 
July 2002 we shall publish a notice for the 2002-2003 award year. 
Please note that an institution must meet the established deadline 
dates to ensure consideration for funding or a waiver, as appropriate.

                             Award Year 2002
                                 Where does the          What is the
   What does an institution    institution submit       deadline for
           submit?                    this?              submission?
1. Institutional Application  Work-Colleges         April 26, 2002
 and Agreement for             Program Campus-
 Participation in the Work-    Based Operations,
 Colleges Program for the      U.S. Department of
 2002-2003 award year.         Education, 830
                               First Street, NE.,
                               Washington, DC
 2. Request for a Waiver of   FWS Community         June 28, 2002
 the Minimum Expenditure       Service Waiver
 Requirement for Community     Request Campus-
 Service in the FWS Program    Based Operations,
 for the 2002-2003 award       U.S. Department of
 year.                         Education, 830
                               First Street, NE.,
                               Washington, DC

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Proof of Delivery of Request and Supporting Documents

    If you submit your documents by mail or by a non-U.S. Postal 
Service courier, we accept as proof one of the following:
    (1) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (2) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (3) A legibly dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a 
commercial courier.
    (4) Other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the Secretary.
    If the request and documents are sent through the U.S. Postal 
Service, the Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof 
of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark or (2) a mail receipt that 
is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. An institution should note 
that the U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, an institution should check 
with its local post office. An institution is encouraged to use 
certified or at least first-class mail.
    The Department accepts commercial couriers or hand deliveries 
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday 
except Federal holidays.

Sources for Detailed Information on these Requests

    A more detailed discussion of each request for funds or waiver is 
provided in a specific ``Dear Colleague'' letter, which is posted on 
the Department's Web page at least 30 days before the established 
deadline date for the specific request. Information on these items is 
also found in the Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook.
    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply to these 
    (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668.
    (2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, 
Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational 
Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 673.
    (3) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR part 674.
    (4) Federal Work-Study Program, 34 CFR part 675.
    (5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 
CFR part 676.
    (6) Institutional Eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended, 34 CFR part 600.
    (7) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR part 82.
    (8) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension Nonprocurement and 
Government Requirement for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 part 85.
    (9) Drug-Free Schools and Campuses, 34 CFR part 86.

Electronic Access to This Document

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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087aa et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2751 et 
seq.; and 20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq.

    Dated: March 13, 2002.
Greg Woods,
Chief Operating Officer, Office of Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 02-6548 Filed 3-18-02; 8:45 am]