This page provides information regarding the Department’s negotiated rulemaking in 2021-2022 to make regulatory changes for the programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. For more information about negotiated rulemaking in general, please see our question and answer page.
Federal Register Notices
- Intent to establish negotiated rulemaking committees –Unofficial Copy – (MS Word) (38K) [posted 5/24/2021]
- Negotiator Nominations and Schedule of Committee Meetings Unofficial Copy –(MS Word) (67K) [posted 8/6/2021]
- For official notices please visit www.federalregister.gov.
Public Hearing Information
*All hearings held in Eastern time.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee and Subcommittee Meetings: Registration Information Coming Soon.
The Affordability and Student Loans Committee will meet for three sessions on the following dates:
Session 1: October 4-8, 2021
Session 2: November 1-5, 2021
Session 3: December 6-10, 2021
The Prison Education Program Subcommittee will meet on the following dates:
Session 1: October 18-20, 2021
Session 2: November 8-10, 2021
Times for all sessions will be announced.
All negotiated rulemaking committee and subcommittee meetings will be conducted virtually and available for the public to view. Individuals who wish to observe the committee meetings will be required to register for each day they would like to observe. We will post registration links closer to the start of negotiations. The Department will also post recordings and transcripts of the meetings on this site.
At the end of each day that the committee meets, the Department will reserve 30 minutes for public comment. We will provide information on how to request time to speak on this site.