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Experimental Sites Initiative

Experiment Announced in the August 15, 2016 Federal Register

Click here to view the Federal Register published August 15, 2016. This FR explains the Loan Counseling experiment in detail, including waivers, reporting requirements and more information to assist schools.

Experiment Announced in the November 18, 2015 Federal Register

Click here to view the Federal Register published November 18, 2015. This FR explains the Competency-Based Education experiment in detail, including waivers, reporting requirements and more information to assist schools.

Experiment Announced in the November 3, 2015 Federal Register

Click here to view the Federal Register published November 3, 2015. This FR explains the Dual Enrollment experiment in detail, including waivers, reporting requirements and more information to assist schools.

Experiment Announced in the October 15, 2015 Federal Register

Click here to view the Federal Register published October 15, 2015. This FR explains the Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment in detail, including waivers, reporting requirements and more information to assist schools.

Experiment Announced in the August 3, 2015 Federal Register

Click here to view the Federal Register published August 3, 2015. This FR explains the Second Chance Pell experiment in detail, including waivers, reporting requirements and more information to assist schools.

Experiments Announced in the July 31, 2014 Federal Register

Click here to view the Federal Register published July 31, 2014. This Federal Register explains the experiments below in detail, including waivers, reporting requirements and more information to assist schools. To view a preliminary list of participants in each experiment please click on the experiment name below.

Experiments Announced in the October 27, 2011 Federal Register

Click here to view the Federal Register published October 27, 2011. This Federal Register explains the experiments below in detail, including waivers, reporting requirements and more information to assist schools.

  • Pell Grant Experiment - Eligibility of students with bachelor’s degrees who enroll in vocational or career programs (concluding June 30, 2017)
  • Pell Grant Experiment - Eligibility of students enrolled in certain short-term training programs(concluding June 30, 2017)
  • Direct Loans - Limiting unsubsidized loan amounts
  • Single disbursement of a one-term loan for study abroad students (concluding June 30, 2016)
  • Early disbursement for study abroad students and for students enrolled in foreign institutions (concluding June 30, 2016)
  • Unequal disbursements (concluding June 30, 2016)
  • PLUS Loans for parents of students with intellectual disabilities (concluding June 30, 2016), and
  • Student Eligibility-Eligibility of students with intellectual disabilities who are also enrolled in high school (concluded - no participation)

Conclusion of Experiments

Experiments Ending on June 30, 2017

  • Pell Grant Experiment - Eligibility of students with bachelor’s degrees who enroll in vocational or career programs
  • Pell Grant Experiment - Eligibility of students enrolled in certain short-term training programs

Experiments Ending on June 30, 2016

  • Single disbursement of a one-term loan for study abroad students
  • Early disbursement for study abroad students and for students enrolled in foreign institutions
  • Unequal disbursements
  • PLUS Loans for parents of students with intellectual disabilities