The Catholic University of America


Control Number
Social Security NO.:
Phone Number:
Sponsoring University
Repayment Amount:


We have been informed by the institution of higher education from which you received your training that you are no longer in a position to fulfill the service obligation required under the scholarship grant you received as an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) scholar under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 USC 1473. As you know, before you accepted scholarship funds as an OSEP scholar, you signed a written agreement in which you pledged to maintain employment on a full-time basis in which you provide special education or related services to children with disabilities or early intervention services to infants and toddlers and their families for a period of two years for every academic year for which the scholarship assistance was received. Scholars who received assistance from an IDEA leadership grant must work in an area related to their training.

The regulations implementing this scholarship program at 34 CFR Part 304 do provide for exceptions or deferrals of repayment in limited circumstances. You may not have to repay the scholarship assistance, in whole or in part, only (1) if you are unable to continue your course of study or to perform the service obligation because of a disability that is expected to continue indefinitely: or (2) if you die. A deferral of repayment, however. may be granted during the time you­

(1) are engaged in a full-time course of study at an institution of higher education;

(2) are serving. not in excess of three years; on active duty as a member of the armed services of the United States; .

(3) are serving as a volunteer under the Peace Corps Act;

(4) are serving as a full-time volunteer under Title I of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973;

(5) have a disability which prevents you from working, for a period not to exceed three years; or

(6) are unable to secure employment as required by the agreement by reason of the care provided to a disabled family member for a period not to exceed 12 months.

Requests for deferrals or exception's to repayment should be directed to your institution of higher education. The institution may grant a request for a deferral or exception if you present sufficient evidence to substantiate. the grounds under the regulations for your request.

If you have not received a deferral or exception to payment, this letter provides you with necessary information to enable you to repay the scholarship grant you received while an OSEP scholar at the university indicated above. Information provided by the university specified the amount of the scholarship owed as indicated at the top of this letter. The amount of your scholarship to be repaid is proportional to the service obligation not completed.

You may repay this amount in total within 30 days and no interest will be charged. However, if you cannot repay the amount due within 30 days, you will owe interest on the unpaid balance and may owe reasonable collection costs if such costs are incurred by the Secretary of Education in attempting to collect the unpaid balance from you. Please contact Ms. Stella Duenas, Debt Management Group, at 202-708-5762 if you cannot repay the entire amount ,within 30 days and wish to request a payment plan.

When making repayment, please reference your social security number and the control number indicated at the top of this letter on your check. Checks should be made payable to the "U.S. Department of Education" and sent to the following address:

United States Department of Education PO Box 952226
St. Louis, MO 952226

If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact Dr. Joseph Clair at 202-205-9503.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Louis C. Danielson, Ph.D.

Research to Practice Division
Office of Special Education Programs

cc Nancy Hoglund, OCFO
Cynthia Logan .
Sponsoring University (grantee by name)
Student File