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ACTION:

Notice of the 2003-2004 award year deadline dates for campus-based programs.

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The Secretary announces the 2003-2004 award year deadline dates for postsecondary institutions to submit various requests and documents for the campus-based programs.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

There are three programs that are collectively known as the campus-based programs: The Federal Perkins Loan Program encourages institutions to make low-interest, long-term loans to needy undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their education.

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of needy undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their education and to involve the students in community service activities.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program encourages institutions to provide grants to exceptionally needy undergraduate students to help pay for their cost of education.

The Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs are authorized by parts E and C, and part A, subpart 3, respectively, of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

Throughout the year, the Department will continue to provide additional information for the individual deadline dates listed in its “Dear Partner' letters and the 2003-2004 Federal Student Aid Handbook via the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at: http://www.ifap.ed.gov.

Deadline Dates: The following table provides the deadline dates for the campus-based programs for the 2003-2004 award year. Institutions must meet the established deadline dates to ensure consideration for funding or a waiver, as appropriate.

2003-2004 Award Year Deadline Dates

What does an institution submit?Where does the institution submit this?What is the deadline for Submission?
1. A request for a waiver of the minimum FWS Community Service Expenditure Requirement for the 2003-2004 award yearThe FWS Community Service (CS) waiver request and justification must be mailed to the FWS CS Administrator at the following email address: CBFOB@ED.GOVJune 20, 2003.
2. The Campus-Based Reallocation Form designated for the return of 2002-2003 funds and request of supplemental FWS fundsThe Reallocation Form must be submitted electronically and is located in the “Setup” section of the FISAP on the Internet at: http://www.cbfisap.sfa.ed.govAugust 22, 2003.
3. The 2002-2003 Fiscal Operations Report and 2004-2005 Application to Participate (FISAP)The FISAP is located on the Internet at the following site: http://www.cbfisap.sfa.ed.gov The FISAP form must be submitted electronically via the Internet, and the combined signature page must be mailed to: The FISAP Administrator, INDUS Corporation, 1953 Gallows Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182October 1, 2003.
4. A request for a waiver of the 2004-2005 award year penalty for the underuse of 2002-2003 award year fundsThe request for a waiver can be found in Part II, Section C of the FISAP on the Internet at: http://www.cbfisap.fsa.ed.gov The request and justification must be submitted electronically via the InternetFebruary 13, 2004.
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5. The Institutional Application for Approval to Participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid ProgramsAn institution which has not already established eligibility must submit an application to Case Management and Oversight through the ED Web site: http://www.eligcert.ed.govFebruary 13, 2004.
6. The Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program for the 2004-2005 award yearThe Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program can be found in the “Setup” section of the FISAP via the Internet at: http://www.cbfisap.sfa.ed.gov. The application and agreement must be signed and mailed to: Work-Colleges Program Campus-Based Operations U.S. Dept. of Education, 830 First Street, NE., Suite 061J1, Washington, DC 20202-5453March 9, 2004.

Proof of Delivery of Request and Supporting Documents

If you submit documents by mail or by a non-U.S. Postal Service courier, we accept as proof one of the following:

(1) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service.

(2) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.

(3) A legibly dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial courier.

(4) Other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the Secretary.

If the request and documents are sent through the U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark, or (2) a mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. An institution should note that the U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an institution should check with its local post office. All institutions are encouraged to use certified or at least first-class mail.

The Department accepts commercial couriers or hand deliveries between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.

Sources for Detailed Information on These Requests

A more detailed discussion of each request for funds or waiver is provided in a specific “Dear Partner” letter, which is posted on the Department's Web page at least 30 days before the established deadline date for the specific request. Information on these items is also found in the Federal Student Aid Handbook.

Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply to these programs:

(1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668.

(2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 673.

(3) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR part 674.

(4) Federal Work-Study Program, 34 CFR part 675.

(5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 676.

(6) Institutional Eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 34 CFR part 600.

(7) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR part 82.

(8) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Government wide requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 CFR part 85.

(9) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 34 CFR part 86.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Richard Coppage, Director of Campus-Based Operations at (202) 377-3174 or via Internet: Richard.Coppage@ed.gov.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format, (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087aa et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.; and 20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq.

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Dated: May 6, 2003.

Theresa S. Shaw,

Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.

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[FR Doc. 03-11761 Filed 5-9-03; 8:45 am]

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