Experimental Sites Initiative Reporting Tool 2020

ICR 202011-1845-006

OMB: 1845-0150

Federal Form Document

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ICR Details
1845-0150 202011-1845-006
Received in OIRA 201810-1845-003
ED/FSA ED–2020–SCC–0177
Experimental Sites Initiative Reporting Tool 2020
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 04/06/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 04/30/2021
556 300
11,120 5,400
0 0

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education is authorized under Section 487A(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to periodically select a limited number of postsecondary institutions for voluntary participation as experimental sites under the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI). Institutions and the experiments provide recommendations to the Secretary on the impact and effectiveness of proposed regulations or new management initiatives. Participating postsecondary educational institutions are exempt from specific designated statutory and regulatory requirements while conducting the experiments. Federal Student Aid (FSA) is requesting a revision of the current information collection 1845-0150. This request is due to changes in the reporting guidelines. FSA is adding new COVID-19 related questions to the Institutional Survey of the schools participating in the Experimental Sites Initiative. FSA is adding new questions to the Institutional Survey of the schools participating in the new Federal Work-Study Experiment. The additional data collection questions are for the new Federal Work-Study Experiment, and FSA has integrated this request with ongoing data collection efforts for the ESI. FSA is increasing school reporting due to the new Federal Work-Study Experiment and the expansion of Second Chance Pell schools. Finally, several of the survey items schools participating in the Second Chance Pell are asked to complete have been reworded.

US Code: 20 USC 1094a Name of Law: Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 74701 11/23/2020
86 FR 17800 04/06/2021

  Total Request 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 556 300 0 256 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 11,120 5,400 0 5,720 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This is a revision to the current collection package. We anticipate 556 respondents at 20 hours per response for a total of 11,120 hours which represents an increase of 256 respondents and 5,720 hours. This is a program change due to agency discretion. This is a request to add additional data collection questions for the new Federal Work-Study Experiment and the expansion of Second Chance Pell experiment as well as including new questions regarding the institution's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of these experiments.

Beth Grebeldinger 202 708-8242


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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