Accrediting Agencies Reporting Activities for Institutions and Programs

ICR 201603-1840-004

OMB: 1840-0838

Federal Form Document

IC Document Collections
ICR Details
1840-0838 201603-1840-004
Historical Active
Accrediting Agencies Reporting Activities for Institutions and Programs
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Approved without change 11/30/2016
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 10/11/2016
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
11/30/2019 36 Months From Approved
8,050 0 0
2,689 0 0
0 0 0

Sections 496(a)(7), (a)(8), (c)(7), and (c)(8) of the Higher Education Act (HEA), and federal regulations at 34 CFR 602.26 and 602.27(a)(6) and (a)(7) contain certain requirements for reporting by recognized accrediting agencies to the Department on the institutions and programs the agencies accredit. The proposed information collection outlines categories of terminology used by accrediting agencies to describe actions and statuses, and provides guidance to federally recognized accrediting agencies on the information to be reported to the Department under 34 CFR 602.26 and 602.27(a)(6) and (a)(7). Some of the reporting discussed is required; some is requested. This collection specifies which is which. It also discusses the channel for reporting this information, whether requested or required, and for reporting information the accrediting agency may wish to submit voluntarily to ensure that the Department’s Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs is accurate and comprehensive.

US Code: 20 USC 1099b Name of Law: Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended

Not associated with rulemaking

  81 FR 19587 04/05/2016
81 FR 70104 10/11/2016

IC Title Form No. Form Name
The Accreditor Letter on Terminology and Reporting N/A N/A

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 8,050 0 0 8,050 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 2,689 0 0 2,689 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This is a new collection, thus all burden is considered new.

Herman Bounds 202 219-7011 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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