CUNA Regulatory Comment Call

August 4, 2009

Proposed Revisions to Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and Federal Direct Loan Program


The Department of Education has proposed amendments to the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. These revisions are proposed in order to enact statutory provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA).

Here are the significant provisions of the proposed rule:

Comments on the following proposed changes are due by August 24, 2009. Please submit your comments to CUNA by August 17, 2009.

Please feel free to fax your responses to CUNA at 202-638-7052; e-mail them to Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Mary Dunn at and to Senior Assistant General Counsel Jeff Bloch at; or mail them to Mary and Jeff in c/o CUNA's Regulatory Advocacy Department, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, South Building, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20004. You may also contact us if you would like a copy of the proposed rule or you may access it on the Internet at the following address:


  • Do you have concerns with any of the provisions of the proposed rule? Do any of the provisions require additional clarifications?

  • Other comments?

Eric Richard • General Counsel • (202) 508-6742 •
Mary Mitchell Dunn • SVP & Deputy General Counsel • (202) 508-6736 •
Jeffrey Bloch • Assistant General Counsel • (202) 508-6732 •
Luke Martone • Senior Regulatory Counsel • (202) 508-6743 •