34 CFR 645.4 - What are the grantee requirements for documenting the low-income and first-generation status of participants?

§ 645.4 What are the grantee requirements for documenting the low-income and first-generation status of participants?
(a) For purposes of documenting a participant's low-income status the following applies:
(1) In the case of a student who is not an independent student, an institution shall document that the student is a low-income individual by obtaining and maintaining—
(i) A signed statement from the student's parent or legal guardian regarding family income;
(ii) Verification of family income from another governmental source;
(iii) A signed financial aid application; or
(iv) A signed United States or Puerto Rican income tax return.
(2) In the case of a student who is an independent student, an institution shall document that the student is a low-income individual by obtaining and maintaining—
(i) A signed statement from the student regarding family income;
(ii) Verification of family income from another governmental source;
(iii) A signed financial aid application; or
(iv) A signed United States or Puerto Rican income tax return.
(b) For purposes of documenting potential first generation college student status, documentation consists of a signed statement from a dependent participant's parent, or a signed statement from an independent participant.
(c) A grantee does not have to revalidate a participant's eligibility after the participant's initial selection.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1840-0550)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-11)
[60 FR 4748, Jan. 24, 1995, as amended at 75 FR 65784, Oct. 26, 2010]
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§ 645.4 What are the grantee requirements for documenting the low-income and first-generation status of participants?

(a) For purposes of documenting a participant's low-income status the following applies:

(1) In the case of a student who is not an independent student, an institution shall document that the student is a low-income individual by obtaining and maintaining -

(i) A signed statement from the student's parent or legal guardian regarding family income;

(ii) Verification of family income from another governmental source;

(iii) A signed financial aid application; or

(iv) A signed United States or Puerto Rican income tax return.

(2) In the case of a student who is an independent student, an institution shall document that the student is a low-income individual by obtaining and maintaining -

(i) A signed statement from the student regarding family income;

(ii) Verification of family income from another governmental source;

(iii) A signed financial aid application; or

(iv) A signed United States or Puerto Rican income tax return.

(b) For purposes of documenting potential first generation college student status, documentation consists of a signed statement from a dependent participant's parent, or a signed statement from an independent participant.

(c) A grantee does not have to revalidate a participant's eligibility after the participant's initial selection.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1840-0550)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-11)
[60 FR 4748, Jan. 24, 1995, as amended at 75 FR 65784, Oct. 26, 2010]

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Title 34 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 34 CFR Part 645 after this date.

  • 2015-11-02; vol. 80 # 211 - Monday, November 2, 2015
    1. 80 FR 67261 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Direct Grant Programs
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