[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 164 (Wednesday, August 24, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 52943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21609]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Meeting

AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Education.

ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student 
Financial Assistance. Individuals who will need accommodations for a 
disability in order to attend the teleconference meeting (i.e., 
interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in 
alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than 
Monday, September 5, 2011 by contacting Ms. Tracy Jones at (202) 219-
2099 or via e-mail at tracy.deanna.jones@ed.gov. We will attempt to 
meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the 
requested accommodation. The teleconference site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities. This notice also describes the functions 
of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this meeting is required under 
Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document 
is intended to notify the general public.
    Dates and Time: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, beginning at 11 a.m. 
and ending at approximately 12:30 p.m. (E.DT.). This conference call is 
a rescheduled call from August 10, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Office of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street, NW., Room 412,Washington, DC 
20202-7582.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. William J. Goggin, Executive 
Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Capitol 
Place, 80 F Street, NW., Suite 413, Washington DC 20202-7582, (202) 
219-2099.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Student Financial 
Assistance is established under Section 491 of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965 as amended by Public Law 100-50 (20 U.S.C. 1098). The Advisory 
Committee serves as an independent source of advice and counsel to the 
Congress and the Secretary of Education on student financial aid 
policy. Since its inception, the congressional mandate requires the 
Advisory Committee to conduct objective, nonpartisan, and independent 
analyses on important aspects of the student assistance programs under 
Title IV of the Higher Education Act. In addition, Congress expanded 
the Advisory Committee's mission in the Higher Education Opportunity 
Act of 2008 to include several important areas: access, Title IV 
modernization, early information and needs assessment and review and 
analysis of regulations. Specifically, the Advisory Committee is to 
review, monitor and evaluate the Department of Education's progress in 
these areas and report recommended improvements to Congress and the 
Secretary.
    The Advisory Committee has scheduled this teleconference for annual 
election of officers and to approve its Fiscal Year 2012 work plan.
    Space for the teleconference meeting is limited and you are 
encouraged to register early if you plan to attend. You may register by 
sending an e-mail to the following e-mail address: 
tracy.deanna.jones@ed.gov. Please include your name, title, 
affiliation, complete address (including internet and email, if 
available), and telephone and fax numbers. If you are unable to 
register electronically, you may fax your registration information to 
the Advisory Committee staff office at (202) 219-3032. You may also 
contact the Advisory Committee staff directly at (202) 219-2099. The 
registration deadline is Friday, September 9, 2011.
    Records are kept for Advisory Committee proceedings, and are 
available for inspection at the Office of the Advisory Committee on 
Student Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street, NW., Suite 
413, Washington, DC from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. Information regarding the 
Advisory Committee is available on the Committee's Web site, http://www.ed.gov/ACSFA.

    Dated: August 19, 2011.
William J. Goggin,
Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2011-21609 Filed 8-23-11; 8:45 am]
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