Negotiated Rulemaking for Higher Education 2021-22

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

Public Hearing Information

    •June 21, 2021
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.*
    Transcript: PDF (589K)
    Recording:

    https://youtu.be/Q0H0WTCumrM

    •June 23, 2021
    10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.*
    Transcript: PDF (690K)
    Recording: https://youtu.be/_XIkjfVG-Eg

    •June 24, 2021
    10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.*
    Transcript: PDF (680K)
    Recording: https://youtu.be/wpdZUfgc5Zk

    New •October 26, 2021 (90/10 comments only)
    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.*
    Register: here

    New •October 27, 2021 (90/10 comments only)
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Register: here

Public comment: To request time to comment, please send the name of the speaker, as well as the name of the organization, if applicable, to negreghearing@ed.gov. We will provide information to commenters on how and when to log in to the meeting as a speaker. We will accommodate as many requests as possible.

*All hearings held virtually and in Eastern time.

Affordability and Student Loans Committee Meetings (virtual)

For more information click here

Committee Members PDF (193K)

Committee Protocols PDF (191K)

Session times: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm with a public comment period from approximately 3:30 – 4pm (Eastern time)

All committee meetings will be available for the public to view. You will be required to register separately for each day you. We will post recordings and transcripts of the meetings on this site.

Session 1: October 4 - 8, 2021

Materials distributed by the Department prior to session 1:

  • Total and Permanent Disability PDF (245K)
  • Total and Permanent Disability Revised PDF (259K)
  • Closed School Discharge PDF (237K)
  • Eliminate Interest Capitalization PDF (325K)
  • Improving Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Application Process PDF (151K) and Regulatory Text PDF (327)
  • PSLF Eligibility PDF (151K)
  • Borrower Defense (BD) Adjudication Process PDF (232K)
  • BD Post Adjudication PDF (142K)
  • BD Recovery From Institutions PDF (157K)
  • Predispute Arbitration PDF (200K)
  • Income Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan PDF (141K)
  • False Certification Discharge PDF (334K)

Materials distributed by the Department at Session 1:

Materials distributed by Negotiators/Advisors during session 1:

  • Closed school discharge data (supplied by Rajeev Darolia, Advisor) PDF (313)
  • DCEH Administrator Third Report (supplied by Persis Yu) PDF (686K)
  • Proposed Closed School Discharge Eligibility Date Language (supplied by Joseph Sanders) PDF (72K)
  • Poverty Guidelines 2021 (supplied by Rajeev Darolia, Advisor) PDF (125K)
  • Various Poverty Figures (supplied by Rajeev Darolia, Advisor) PDF (468K)
  • Final Default Proposal Memorandum (submitted by multiple negotiators) PDF (106K)
  • Additional IDR Presentation (supplied by Rajeev Darolia, Advisor) (Coming Soon)
  • Links shared via Zoom Chat (Coming Soon)

     

Public comment: At the end of each day that the committee meets, we will reserve time for public comment. To request time to comment, please send the name of the speaker, as well as the name of the organization, if applicable, to negreghearing@ed.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on the day of the meeting. We will provide information to commenters on how and when to log in to the meeting as a speaker. We will accommodate as many requests as possible.

Session 2:  November 1 - 5, 2021 (registration available in October)

Session 3:  December 6 - 10, 2021 (registration available in November)

 

Prison Education Programs Subcommittee (virtual)

Subcommittee Members PDF (197K)

Subcommittee meeting times: 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm (Eastern time)

Meetings will be available for public viewing. You will register once for attendance for all days, all sessions. We will post recordings and transcripts of the meetings on this site. 

New Session 1: October 18 - 20, 2021

Register: here

Materials distributed by the Department at Session 1:

  • Amendatory Text PDF (308K)
  • Schools with Incarcerated Student Waiver (Coming Soon)

Materials distributed by the Subcommittee members during Session 1:

  • Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020 (Coming Soon)

Session 2: November 8 - 10, 2021 (registration available in October)



   
Last Modified: 10/20/2021