Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
The Education Department published in the Dec. 23, 1991, Federal Register numerous proposed changes to the regulations governing federal student-aid programs. The proposed changes include requiring students to certify that they have not exceeded borrowing limits, coordinating the conditions under which a student-loan defaulter would be eligible for further aid, and requiring higher-education institutions to submit an audited and certified financial statement. The public-comment period ends Feb. 6.
The Education Department published in the Dec. 10, 1991, Federal Register a proposed policy that effectively would prohibit colleges and universities from awarding scholarships solely on the basis of a student’s race. Race, however, could be one of several factors used by higher-education institutions in determining scholarship recipients. The new regulations will become final after the public comment period ends on March 9.
Transition Services Final Rules Final rules for a new grant program to help disabled teenagers make the transition from special education to work or further study were published in the Dec. 20, 1991, Federal Register. Grants totaling $4.2 million will go to state education departments or state vocational-rehabilitation agencies that agree to work together to improve services for such students. The application deadline is March 13.
A version of this article appeared in the January 08, 1992 edition of Education Week as Capital Update