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ED/OPE RIN: 1840-AD59 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Improving Student Loan Cancellation Authorities 
Abstract:

The Department plans to propose improvements in areas where Congress has provided borrowers with relief or benefits related to Federal student loans. This includes authorities granted under the HEA that allow the Department to cancel loans for borrowers who meet certain criteria, such as (a) being totally and permanently disabled; (b) attending a school that recently closed; or (c) falsely certified as able to benefit from a program despite not having a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. For these borrowers, the Secretary plans to amend regulations to improve borrower eligibility, application requirements and processes.  

 
Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 34 CFR 674    34 CFR 682    34 CFR 685   
Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087    20 U.S.C. 1087e    20 U.S.C. 1087dd   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intent to Commence Negotiated Rulemaking   06/00/2021 
NPRM  06/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Hong
Director, Policy Coordination Group
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
HQ-LBJ-287-23,
Washington, DC 20202
Phone:202 453-7805