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ED: Financial Aid Proposed Rules for Foreign Institutions

Federal Register, July 20, 2010, Page 42189-42236


Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education


Notice of proposed rulemaking


The Secretary proposes to implement provisions related to the eligibility of foreign institutions for participation in the Federal student aid programs that were added to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), as well as other provisions related to the eligibility of a foreign institution by amending the regulations for Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, the Student Assistance General Provisions, and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program.


We must receive your comments on or before August 19, 2010.


Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not accept comments by fax or by e-mail. Please submit your comments only one time, in order to ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies. In addition, please include the Docket ID at the top of your comments. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to to submit your comments electronically. Information on using, including instructions for finding a regulation, submitting a comment, finding a comment, and signing up for e-mail alerts, is available on the site under "How To Use'' in the Help section. Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery. If you mail or deliver your comments about these proposed regulations, address them to Wendy Macias, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 8017, Washington, DC 20006-8502. Privacy Note: The Department's policy for comments received from members of the public (including those comments submitted by mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery) is to make these submissions available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available on the Internet

Further Information

For general information or information related to nonprofit status for foreign institutions, public foreign institutions and financial responsibility, eligibility of training programs at foreign institutions, and foreign graduate medical schools, Wendy Macias. Telephone: (202) 502-7526 or via the Internet at: For information related to audited financial statements and compliance audits, Anthony Gargano. Telephone: (202) 502-7519, or via the Internet at: For information related to the definition of a foreign institution, Gail McLarnon. Telephone: (202) 219-7048, or via the Internet at: For information related to single legal authorization for groups of foreign institutions, foreign veterinary schools, foreign nursing schools and certification of foreign institutions, Brian Smith. Telephone: (202) 502-7551, or via the Internet at If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, call the Federal Relay Service, 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.