UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20202

IN RE:
HARTFORD MODERN SCHOOL OF WELDING,

Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket No. 90-75-ST

Student Financial Assistance Proceeding

Dismissal of Request for Review

Now comes the court on its own motion for the dismissal of the above captioned case.

The facts indicate that the United States Department of Education (Education) notified the Hartford Modern School of Welding (Hartford) on September 19, 1990, of its intention to review the Higher Education Assistance Foundation's (HEAF) termination of the school. Additionally, Education placed Hartford on notice of its intent to disqualify Hartford from participation in the Stafford Loan Program, Plus Program, and the Supplemental Loans to Students Program. Hartford requested a hearing on the record to review the decisions.

A briefing schedule was issued October 25, 1990, which ordered Hartford to submit its brief by November 9, 1990. No brief has been received by the Office of the Administrative Law Judges to this date. A prehearing telephone conference was ordered for December 11, 1990. However, counsel for Hartford was unavailable and to date has made no contact with the undersigned.

Education's Office of Student Financial Assistance has established a case for the HEAF termination of Hartford, and for Hartford's disqualification from further participation in the loan programs.

On January 8, 1991, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, a hearing was scheduled in Washington, D.C. to provide Hartford an opportunity to show cause why the appeal filed in this matter should not be dismissed for Hartford's failure to comply with the orders set forth above.

On January 8, 1991, Hartford failed to attend the show cause hearing. Therefore, I find that Hartford has failed to show cause why this matter should not be dismissed for its failure to comply with the orders required above. I further find that Hartford has abandoned its request for a hearing on the record of HEAF's decision to terminate Hartford and Education's intent to disqualify Hartford from all loan programs.

Therefore, Hartford's request for a hearing on the record is dismissed with prejudice.

Daniel R. Shell
Administrative Law Judge

Issued: January 8, 1991
Washington, D.C.

SERVICE LIST

A copy of the attached document was sent to the following:

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Daniel Hagearty, Esq.
54 Coles Avenue
Newington, CT 06111

Ms. Diana Annecharico
Hartford Modern School of Welding
2184 Ledyard Street
Hartford, CT 06114

Ronald D. Lipton
Chief, Program Compliance Branch
Office of Student Financial Assistance
U.S. Department of Education
Room 3919, ROB-3
7th & D Streets, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Stephen M. Kraut, Esq.
Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Department of Education
Room 4115, FOB-6
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202