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ED/OPE RIN: 1840-AD05 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended 
Abstract: The Secretary proposes to amend the title IV, HEA student assistance regulations to (1) reflect that, as of July 1, 2010, under title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the SAFRA Act), no new Federal Family Education Loan Program loans will be made and (2) to reflect other changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the student loan programs, particularly with regard to the discharge of loans for persons with total and permanent disabilities. 
Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation:  
CFR Citation: 34 CFR ch VI     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 20 USC 1070a    20 USC 1071 to 1087-4    20 USC 1087a to 1087j    20 USC 1098e    PL 111-152   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need: These regulations are needed to reflect the provisions of the SAFRA Act (title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) and to reflect other amendments to the HEA resulting from the SAFRA Act.

Summary of the Legal Basis: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152.

Alternatives: The Department is still developing these proposed regulations; our discussion of alternatives will be included in the notice of proposed rulemaking.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: Estimates of the costs and benefits are currently under development and will be included in the notice of proposed rulemaking.

Risks: None.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David Bergeron
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Room 8022, 1990 K Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20006
Phone:202 502-7815
Email: david.bergeron@ed.gov