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Questions & Answers

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In order to ensure questions coming into the Experimental Sites team about the Experiments are consolidated and easily accessible, we have created this questions and answers section of the web site. We will update this list on a regular basis, therefore be sure to check back for any new information. You will also find links to various resources with additional guidance pertaining to the experiments. The Department is in the process of finalizing the questions and answers for the Experiments announced in the July 31, 2014 Federal Register and will post them as they become available. If you do not find an answer to your question please email the ESI Team,

ESI General Q&A

Experiment Outlined in the August 15, 2016 Federal Register

Loan Counseling Q&A - Updated 3/1/18

Experiment Outlined in the November 3, 2015 Federal Register

Dual Enrollment Q&A

Experiment Outlined in the October 2015 Federal Register

EQuIP - Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships Q&A

Experiment Outlined in the August 2015 Federal Register

Second Chance Pell Q&A - Updated 3/1/18

Second Chance Pell Fact Sheet

Experiments Outlined in the July 2014 Federal Register

Federal Work Study: Near-Peer Counseling Q&A

Competency-Based Education - Coming Soon

Limited Direct Assessment - Coming Soon

Prior Learning Assessment - Coming Soon

Experiments Outlined in the October 2011 Federal Register

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.

Direct Loan Program - Single disbursement of a one-term loan for study abroad students.

Direct Loan Program - Early disbursement for study abroad students and for students enrolled in foreign institutions.

Direct Loan Program - Unequal disbursements.

Direct Loan Program - Limiting unsubsidized loan amounts.

PLUS Loans for parents of students with intellectual disabilities