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ED: Final Rule on General and Non-Loan Programs

Federal Register, October 29, 2009, Page 55901-55969

Agency

Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education

Action

Final regulations

Summary

The Secretary amends the regulations for Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, the Student Assistance General Provisions, the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Programs, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, the Federal Pell Grant Program, and the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP) to implement various general and non-loan provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) and other recently enacted legislation.

Dates

Effective Date: These regulations are effective July 1, 2010. Implementation date: The Secretary has determined, in accordance with section 482(c)(2)(A) of the HEA, that institutions may, at their discretion, choose to implement the new and amended provisions of Sec. Sec. 600.32(d), 668.28, 668.23(d)(4), 668.43, 675.16, 675.18(g), 675.18(i), 686.41, and 686.42 on or after November 1, 2009. For further information, see the section entitled Implementation Date of These Regulations in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this preamble.

Further Information

For general information or information regarding these regulations related to the non-title IV revenue requirement (90/10), John Kolotos. Telephone: (202) 502-7762 or via the Internet at: John.Kolotos@ed.gov. For information related to all Federal Pell Grant Program issues and the LEAP/GAP Program, Fred Sellers and Jacquelyn Butler. Telephone: (202) 502-7502 and (202) 502-7890, respectively or via the Internet at: Fred.Sellers@ed.gov or Jacquelyn.Butler@ed.gov. For information related to the provisions for readmission for servicemembers, teach-outs, peer-to-peer file sharing, baccalaureate in liberal arts, and institutional plans for improving the academic program, Wendy Macias. Telephone: (202) 502-7526 or via the Internet at: Wendy.Macias@ed.gov. For information related to all FWS Program issues, Nikki Harris and Harold McCullough. Telephone: (202) 219-7050 and (202) 377-4030, respectively, or via the Internet at Nikki.Harris@ed.gov or Harold.McCullough@ed.gov. For information related to the provisions for fire safety standards, missing students procedures, hate crime reporting, emergency response and evacuation, and students with intellectual disabilities, Jessica Finkel. Telephone: (202) 502-7647 or via the Internet at: Jessica.Finkel@ed.gov. For information related to the provisions for extenuating circumstances under the TEACH Grant Program, Jacquelyn Butler. Telephone: (202) 502-7890 or via the Internet at: Jacquelyn.Butler@ed.gov. For information related to the consumer information requirements, Brian Kerrigan. Telephone: (202) 219-7058 or via the Internet at: Brian.Kerrigan@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to one of the contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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