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, Held Virtually
    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, Held Virtually
    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, Held Virtually
    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

    *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.



   
Last Modified: 08/24/2021