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ICR Reference No:
Previous ICR Reference No:
Agency Tracking No:
Application for Approval to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs
Type of Information Collection:
Revision of a currently approved collection
Common Form ICR:
Type of Review Request:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Comment filed on proposed rule
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OMB files this comment in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.11( c ). This OMB action is not an approval to conduct or sponsor an information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This action has no effect on any current approvals. If OMB has assigned this ICR a new OMB Control Number, the OMB Control Number will not appear in the active inventory. For future submissions of this information collection, reference the OMB Control Number provided. Pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.11(c), OMB files this comment on this information collection request (ICR). In accordance with 5 CFR 1320, OMB is withholding approval at this time. The agency shall examine public comment in response to the NPRM and will describe in the preamble of the final rule how the agency has maximized the practical utility of the collection and minimized the burden. The next submission to OMB must include the draft final rule.
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36 Months From Approved
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This form is used by post secondary public, for-profit and not-for-profit institutions to apply to participate in the federal student aid programs. The department uses the information to approve or re-certify an institution for eligibility to receive Title IV funds.
US Code: 20 USC 1001-1003, 1088, 1091, 1094 Name of Law: Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended
US Code: 20 USC 1099b-c Name of Law: Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended
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Associated Rulemaking Information
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Federal Register Citation:
76 FR 59877
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Application to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid: Private Sector
Application to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid: Public Institutions
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:
The final regulations in §600.20(d) provide that, when an institution seeks to establish the eligibility of an additional program that leads to gainful employment, as described under 34 CFR 668.7(a)(2)(i), the institution must apply to the Secretary under paragraph (d)(3) of this section only if the additional program is the same as, or substantially similar to, a program that was a failing program, under §668.7(h), that was voluntarily discontinued by an institution, or was an ineligible program. For this purpose, an institution discontinues a failing program on the date the institution provides written notice to the Secretary that it relinquishes the title IV, HEA program eligibility of that program and can only reestablish eligibility for the failing program under paragraph (d)(2)(iii)(B) of this section; or became ineligible for title IV, HEA program funds under 34 CFR 668.7(i); or substantially similar to a failing program under 34 CFR 668.7(h). For the purposes of this section, an additional program is substantially similar if it has the same credential level and the same first four digits of the CIP code as that of the failing or ineligible program. This results in total burden and responses of 26,499 hours and 6,621 responses respectively including an adjustment of 2,913 responses and 11,546 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.