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Agency Tracking No:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Type of Information Collection:
Revision of a currently approved collection
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Type of Review Request:
Approval Requested By:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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6 Months From Approved
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Collects identifying and financial information from students applying for Federal student aid for postsecondary education. Used to calculate Expected Family Contribution and determine eligibility for grants and loans, under Title IV of the HEA.
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 establishes, effective with the 2008-2009 award year, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, which provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who plan on being a teacher and meet certain specified requirements. Because the 2008-2009 FAFSA PRA burden hour estimate (approved Dec 2006) does not include the burden associated with reading and responding to a new TEACH grant question (the TEACH grant did not exist at that time) we are submitting this request for an emergency clearance of an updated 2008-2009 FAFSA. OMB has identified several conditions under which an agency may submit an emergency clearance request. The Department believes that two of these conditions apply: 1) Failture to make the change might result in harm to the public; and 2) The change is the result of an unanticipated event that has occurred beyond the control of the Department. We propose to accomplish this by asking the following question on FAFSA on the Web: "Are you planning on completing coursework, now or in the future, necessary for you to become an elementary or secondary school teacher? A 'YES' response to this question will allow your school to provide you with additional information on a new federal aid program for students who meet certain conditions and plan on becoming teachers." Through the updated FAFSA we are striving to make students aware of the TEACH Grant program and the eligibility criteria, in addition to determining their plans to pursue a teaching career.
Citations for New Statutory Requirements:
Associated Rulemaking Information
Stage of Rulemaking:
Federal Register Citation:
Not associated with rulemaking
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Federal Register Citation:
72 FR 71382
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Renewal FAFSA on the Web
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Paper FAFSA)
1845-0001 (Paper version of the FAFSA), #1845-0001
Free Application For Federal Student Aid (draft of Paper FAFSA) July 1, 2007-June 30 2008
Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2008-2009
FAFSA on the Web
null, null, null, null, null
Renewal FAFSA Electronic
ICR Summary of Burden
Change Due to New Statute
Change Due to Agency Discretion
Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate
Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses
Annual Time Burden (Hours)
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars)
Burden increases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
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Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
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A sentence is being added to three of the FAFSA IC's to address if the student is planning on being a teacher and meets certain qualificationsfor this new grant. This sentence is needed to see if a student is eligible for assistance under the new TEACH Grant program. The time involved in reading and responding to this one question has increased the FAFSA burden by 37,520 burden hours.
Annual Cost to Federal Government:
Does this IC contain surveys, censuses, or employ statistical methods?
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
Is this ICR related to the Affordable Care Act [PPACA, P.L. 111-148 & 111-152]?
Is this ICR related to the Dodd-Frank Act [Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203]?
Is this ICR related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)?
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Common Form ICR:
On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(i) Why the information is being collected;
(ii) Use of information;
(iii) Burden estimate;
(iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
(v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
(vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.