ERIC Number: ED228923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-23
Reference Count: N/A
Selective Service/Receipt of Title IV Funds. Statement before the House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Committee on Education and Labor.
The joint efforts of the U.S. Department of Education and the Selective Service System to implement the 1982 amendment to the Military Selective Service Act are reported. This amendment, which was part of the Fiscal Year 1983 Defense Authorization Act, provides that, beginning with the 1983-1984 award year, any student who must register with the Selective Service and fails to do so is ineligible for student financial assistance under programs established by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. A student who is required to register must file a statement with the college he attends, certifying that he is in compliance with the registration requirements. To minimize the burden on college staff to determine whether a student is exempt from registration, it is proposed that all Title IV aid recipients submit to the college the Statement of Educational Purpose/Registration Compliance, as well as a copy of his Registration Acknowledgement Letter provided by the Selective Service System. A temporary verification alternative is permitted for students who have registered but do not yet have documentation from Selective Service. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV