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Measuring Gainful Employment in Recognized Occupation: Student Assistance General Provisions Subpart A - General
Type of Information Collection:
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)
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Type of Review Request:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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Inventory as of this Action
36 Months From Approved
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These final regulations provide for data challenges that an institution may submit both before and after draft debt measures are established. These final regulations also provide that an institution may demonstrate that a failing program, as defined in §668.7(h) would meet a debt-to-earnings standard by recalculating the debt-to-earnings ratios by using the median loan debt for the program as determined by §668.7(c) and using alternative earnings from: a State-sponsored data system, an institutional survey conducted in accordance with National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) standards and for whom the institution submits an examination level attestation by an independent public accountant or independent governmental auditor that the survey was conducted in accordance with NCES standards, or, for fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These final regulations also establish that when alternative earnings are going to be used by an institution that a notice must be sent to the Secretary expressing intent to use alternative earnings no later than 14 days after the date the institution is notified of its final debt measures under §668.7(f). Finally, these final regulations require debt warnings to enrolled students as well as prospective students that explain the debt measures, show the amount by which the program failed the minimum standard, and describe any actions the institution plans to take to either improve the program's performance, or in the case of a second year warning, whether the institution plans to discontinue the program and the consequences for the students if the program becomes ineligible for Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) program assistance.
US Code: 20 USC 1001 et seq. Name of Law: The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended
Citations for New Statutory Requirements:
PL: Pub.L. 110 - 315 102(a)(1)(B) Name of Law: Higher Education Opportunity Act
Associated Rulemaking Information
Stage of Rulemaking:
Federal Register Citation:
Final or interim final rulemaking
75 FR 43619
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Gainful Employment - Individuals or Households
Gainful Employment -- Private For Profit and Not for Profit Institutions
Gainful Employment -- Public Institutions
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:
Burden Increase Due to:
Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Reduction Due to:
This is a new collection. The program change of 7,972,675 responses and 284,028 hours results from changing regulations.
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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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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.