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Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Educational Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

Federal Register, December 28, 2006, Page 78075 - 78086

Agency

Department of Education

Action

Interim final regulations, request for comments

Summary

The Secretary is amending the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations to implement the changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), resulting from the enactment of the Third Higher Education Extension Act of 2006 (THEEA), Public Law 109-292. These interim final regulations reflect the provisions of the THEEA that authorize the discharge of the outstanding balance of certain Perkins, FFEL, and Direct Loan Program loans for survivors of eligible public servants and other eligible victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Dates

Effective Date: These interim final regulations are effective January 29, 2007. Comment date: The Department must receive any comments on or before January 29, 2007.

Addresses

Address all comments about these interim final regulations to Mr. Brian Smith, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 502-7551 or via the Internet at: Brian.Smith@ed.gov. If you prefer to deliver your comments by hand or by using a courier service or commercial carrier, address your comments to: Mr. Brian Smith, 1990 K Street, NW., room 8082, Washington, DC 20006-8542. If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, you may address them to us at: DischargeComments@ed.gov. Or you may send them to us at the U.S. Government Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. You must include the term ``Discharge Interim Final Comments'' in the subject line of your electronic message.

Further Information

For provisions related to the FFEL and Federal Perkins Loan Programs: Mr. Brian Smith, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 502-7551 or via the Internet at: Brian.Smith@ed.gov. For provisions related to the Federal Direct Loan Program: Mr. Jon Utz, U.S. Department of Education, Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20202-5345. Telephone: (202) 377-4008 or via the Internet at: Jon.Utz@ed.gov.

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