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Federal Student Aid Programs

Federal Register, August 9, 2006, Page 45666 - 45717

Agency

Department of Education

Action

Interim Final Regulations and Request for Comments

Summary

The Secretary is amending the Federal Student Aid Program regulations to implement the changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), resulting from the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA), Public Law No. 109-171, and other recently enacted legislation. These interim final regulations reflect the provisions of the HERA that affect students, borrowers and program participants in the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the HEA. Interim final regulations for the two new Title IV grant programs created by the HERA, the Academic Competitiveness Grant Program and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant Program, are being published in a separate notice in the Federal Register.

Dates

Effective date September 8, 2006; comments also due September 8.

Addresses

Address all comments about these interim final regulations to: Gail McLarnon, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 33185, Washington, DC 20033-3185. If you prefer to deliver your comments by hand or by using a courier service or commercial carrier, address your comments to: Gail McLarnon, 1990 K Street, NW., room 8026, Washington, DC 20006-8542. If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, you may address them to us at: HERAComments@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 ``HERA Interim Final Comments'' in the subject line of your electronic message.

Further Information

Ms. Gail McLarnon, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 219-7048 or via the Internet at: Gail.McLarnon@ed.gov.

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