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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Start Printed Page 72189Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.

DATES:

Comments on this ICR should be received no later than January 5, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5806.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443-1984.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Information Collection Request Title: Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program Administrative Requirements (Regulations and Policy).

OMB No. 0915-0047—Extension.

Abstract: The statutory authorities for the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program, as authorized by Public Health Service (PHS) Act sections 721-722, and 725-735, and the Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program, as authorized by PHS Act sections 835-842, contain a number of recordkeeping and reporting requirements for academic institutions and loan applicants. The applicable regulations for these programs under 42 CFR part 57 details the various requirements (see chart below).

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The requirements are essential for assuring that borrowers are aware of their rights and responsibilities, academic institutions have accurate records of the history and status of each loan account in order to pursue aggressive collection efforts to reduce default rates, and that academic institutions maintain adequate records for audit and assessment purposes to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services safeguard federal funds made through the Federal Capital Contribution (FCC). Academic institutions are free to use improved information technology to manage the information required by the regulations.

Likely Respondents: Financial Aid Directors working at institutions participating in the HPSL and NSL Programs.

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Recordkeeping Requirements

Regulatory/section requirementsNumber of record keepersHours per yearTotal burden hours
HPSL Program:
57.206(b)(2), Documentation of Cost of Attendance5032516,250
57.208(a), Promissory Note9032529,250
57.210((b)(1)(i), Documentation of Entrance Interview4032513,000
57.210(b)(1)(ii), Documentation of Exit Interview8033426,720
57.215(a)&(d), Program Records14033446,760
57.215(b), Student Records7033423,380
57.215(c), Repayment Records15033450,100
HPSL Subtotal205,460
NSL Program:
57.306(b)(2)(ii), Documentation of Cost of Attendance16.02824,512
57.308(a), Promissory Note4.52821,269
57.310(b)(1)(i), Documentation of Entrance Interview1.5282423
57.310(b)(1)(ii), Documentation of Exit Interview1.5348522
57.315(a)(1)&(a)(4), Program Records21.03487,308
57.315(a)(2), Student Records8.53482,958
57.315(a)(3), Repayment Records5.03481,740
NSL Subtotal18,732
* Includes active and closing schools.
HPSL data includes active and closing Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS) program schools.

Reporting Requirements

Regulatory/section requirementsNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hour burden
HPSL Program:
57.206(a)(2), Student Financial Aid Transcriptn/a
57.208(c), Loan Information Disclosure325299.597,3380.6360,836
57.210(b)(1)(i), Entrance Interview325139.545,3380.5022,669
57.210(b)(1)(ii), Exit Interview334113.537,9091.0037,909
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57.210(b)(1)(iii), Notification of Repayment334862.5288,0750.38108,028
57.210(b)(1)(iv), Notification During Deferment33417.05,6780.633,549
57.210(b)(1)(vi), Notification of Delinquent Accounts334172.557,6151.2572,019
57.210(b)(1)(x), Credit Bureau Notification33462,0040.501,002
57.210(b)(4)(i), Write-off of Uncollectible Loans5153.0015
57.211(a) Disability Cancellation3131.003
57.215(a)(2), Administrative Hearings00000
57.215(a)(d), Administrative Hearings00000
HPSL Subtotal306,029
NSL Program:
57.306(a)(2), Student Financial Aid Transcript
57.310(b)(1)(i), Entrance Interview28217.54,9350.422,048
57.310(b)(1)(ii), Exit Interview3489.03,1320.421,300
57.301(b)(1)(iii), Notification of Repayment3489.03,1320.27830
57.310(b)(1)(iv), Notification During Deferment3481.55220.29151
57.310(b)(1)(vi), Notification of Delinquent Accounts34842.514,7900.04592
57.310(b)(1)(x), Credit Bureau Notification348709.0246,7320.0086
57.310(b)(4)(i), Write-off of Uncollectible Loans231.0233.0069
57.311(a), Disability Cancellation161.0161.0016
57.315(a)(1)(ii), Administrative Hearings00000
57.316(a)(d), Administrative Hearings00000
NSL Subtotal5,092
*Includes active and closing schools.
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Jackie Painter,

Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.

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