WASHINGTON, D.C. 20202


In the Matter of                         Docket No. 94-47-ST

SEMINAR L'MOROS BAIS YAAKOV,            Student Financial
                                Assistance Proceeding



    On December 1, 1995, Student Financial Assistance Programs (SFAP) filed a motion to dismiss the above-captioned proceeding without prejudice. The institution did not file a reply. In its motion, SFAP states that on November 9, 1995, the Department's Institutional Participation Division (IPD) informed Respondent that its program participation agreement (PPA) had expired on September 30, 1995, and that, as a result, Respondent is no longer eligible to participate in programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Title IV, HEA programs). The November 9, 1995 letter from IPD to Respondent states that it advised Respondent in March 1995 that, in order to remain eligible to participate in the Title IV, HEA programs after September 30, 1995, the school needed to submit a new application to renew its PPA to the Department by June 30, 1995. The IPD letter further states that by letter of September 14, 1995, it reminded Respondent of the need to submit its application as soon as possible, but IPD did not receive Respondent's application until October 10, 1995. As a result, Respondent's eligibility expired as scheduled on September 30, 1995.

    Since the Respondent's eligibility to participate in Title IV, HEA programs expired on September 30, 1995, the present termination action has been rendered moot. Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that the proceeding is DISMISSED.

                             Judge Richard F. O'Hair

Dated: January 26, 1996


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

Thomas Hylden, Esq.
Baker & Hostetler
Washington Square, Suite 1100
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Howard Sorensen, Esq.
Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-2110