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ED: Final Rules on Student Loan Programs—Institutional Issues

Federal Register, October 28, 2009, Page 55625-55668


Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education


Final regulations


The Secretary establishes new regulations regarding Institutions and Lender Requirements Relating to Education Loans, to implement requirements relating to education loans that were added to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). The Secretary also amends the regulations for Student Assistance General Provisions, the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program, the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to implement certain provisions of the HEA that involve school-based loan issues and that were affected by the statutory changes made to the HEA by the HEOA.


Effective Date: These regulations are effective July 1, 2010.

Further Information

For information related to Part 601--Institution and Lender Requirements Relating to Education Loans, Gail McLarnon or Brian Smith. Telephone: (202) 219-7048 or (202) 502-7551 or via the Internet at: or For information related to Program Participation Agreements and Standards of Administrative Capability, Marty Guthrie. Telephone: (202) 219-7031 or via the Internet at: For information related to Exit and Entrance Counseling, Brian Smith. Telephone: (202) 502-7551 or via the Internet at For information related to Cohort Default Rates, John Kolotos. Telephone: (202) 502-7762 or via the Internet at For information related to Perkins Loan Program Cancellation Provisions, Vanessa Freeman. Telephone: (202) 502-7523 or via the Internet at If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, 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.