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ED/OPE RIN: 1840-AD40 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Eligibility of Faith-Based Entities and Activities--Title IV Programs 

Various provisions of the Department’s regulations regarding the eligibility of faith-based entities to participate in the Department’s higher education and student aid programs, and the eligibility of students to participate in student aid programs and obtain certain benefits under those programs, unnecessarily restrict participation by religious entities. For example, some provisions may be overly broad in their prohibition of activities or services that relate to sectarian instruction or religious worship. Other provisions may be overly broad in prohibiting the benefits a borrower may receive based on faith-based activity. The Department is proposing to review and amend, through negotiated rulemaking, such regulations in order to be consistent with current law, and to reduce or eliminate unnecessary burdens and restrictions on religious entities and activities.

Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 34 CFR 600.9    34 CFR 600.11    34 CFR 674.9    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002    20 U.S.C. 1099b    20 U.S.C. 1087aa, 1087dd, and 1091    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intention to Commence Negotiated Rulemaking  07/31/2018  83 FR 36814   
NPRM  12/11/2019  84 FR 67778   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/10/2020 
Final Action  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sophia McArdle
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 290-44,
Washington, DC 20202
Phone:202 453-6318