Notice: Computer Matching Program to Identify Children of Parents Who Died Performing Military Service

Federal Register: November 19, 2009
Volume 74, Number 222
[Page 59969-59970]
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Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Notice--New computer matching agreement between the Department of Education and the Department of Defense.
SUMMARY: Section 473(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1087mm(b)) requires the Secretary of Defense to provide the Secretary of Education with information to identify children whose parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Beginning with the 2009-2010 Award Year, a qualifying student may be eligible for a higher amount of Title IV, HEA program assistance. The qualifying student must have been age 24 or less at the time of the parent or guardian's death or, if older than 24, enrolled in an institution of higher education on a part-time or full-time basis at the time of the parent or guardian's death. Beginning July 1, 2010, students who are otherwise qualified children of deceased U.S. military who meet the requirements of section 420R of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1070h) (effective July 1, 2010) may also be eligible for higher amounts of Title IV, HEA program assistance.


Publication Date: 11/19/2009

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