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Proposed Rules: Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, and Federal Pell Grant Program

Federal Register, August 10, 2000, Page 49124


Department of Education


Notice of proposed rulemaking.


The Secretary proposes to amend the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program regulations. These proposed regulations are needed to implement changes made to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA) by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (1998 Amendments). The proposed regulations are necessary to implement the teacher loan forgiveness programs in the FFEL and Direct Loan programs that were included in the 1998 Amendments. In addition, these proposed regulations contain conforming changes for both the FFEL Program and the Direct Loan Program, as well as technical amendments to the Direct Loan Program regulations.


We must receive your comments on or before September 25, 2000.


Address all comments concerning these proposed regulations to Ms. Beth Grebeldinger and Mr. Don Watson, U.S. Department of Education, PO Box 23272, Washington, DC 20026-3272. If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, use the following address:

Further Information

For the FFEL Program, Ms. Beth Grebeldinger, or for the Direct Loan Program, Mr. Don Watson, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3045, Regional Office Building #3, Washington, DC 20202-5346. Telephone: (202) 708- 8242.