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Department of Education: Experimental Sites Proposals Invited

Federal Register, June 5, 2001, Page 30177


Department of Education


Notice inviting proposals for participation in experimental sites.


The Secretary of Education invites institutions of higher education to propose new ways of administering the student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Under section 487A(b) of the HEA, if the Secretary approves an institution as an experimental site as a part of this student aid reform initiative, the institution may receive waivers from specific Title IV statutory or regulatory requirements that would bias experimental results. The Secretary cannot waive provisions in the areas of need analysis, award rules, and grant and loan maximum award amounts. However, the Secretary anticipates approving experiments in a wide variety of other areas.

Instructions for Submitting a Proposal: Elements to be included in the proposal are described in this notice. Proposals should be submitted electronically by electronic mail or in hard copy to the address below. All proposals should clearly designate a contact person, and the telephone number and the e-mail address of the contact person.


Proposals may be submitted in response to this notice at any time after June 4, 2001.


Jacqulyn S. Bannister, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW (Room 3925, ROB-3), Washington, DC, 20202-5232, telephone: (202) 708-7438 or via internet:

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