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Quarterly Interest Rate Certification

In February of 1997, the Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury delegated to the Bureau of the Public Debt (now the Bureau of the Fiscal Service) the responsibility of providing interest rate certification to various agencies.

The following table contains rates certified by Treasury for various statutory purposes.

Table 1 - Interest Rates for the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982

(Updated January 15, 2018)

Month Year Dollar Amt. Sold ($000) Avg. Yield to Maturity
October 2018 $182,000,331.00 3.0372306%
November 2018 $220,674,112.30 3.0113919%
December 2018 $191,000,364.60 2.7449005%

Table 2a - Interest Rates for Specific Legislation

(Updated January 10, 2019)

Legislation Rate
3 Month Period Ending 3/31/2018 3 Month Period Ending 6/30/2018 3 Month Period Ending 9/30/2018 3 Month Period Ending 12/31/2018
Higher Education Act of 1965 - Section 438(b)(2) and Section 731(b) 1.59% 1.88% 2.08% 2.38%
Public Law 101-514 - Nuclear Waste Fund 1.59% 1.88% 2.08% 2.38%
Health Professions Education Extension Amendment of 1992 - Section 705(b) 1.59% 1.88% 2.08% 2.38%
National Health Services Corps Scholarship Program (42 USC 254o(b)) 10-1/4% 10-1/4% 10-1/8% 10-3/4
National Research Service Award Program (42 USC 288(c)(4)(B)) 10-1/4% 10-1/4% 10-1/8% 10-3/4

Table 2b - Interest Rates for Specific Legislation

(Updated January 2, 2019)

Legislation Rate
Effective April - June 2018 Effective July - Sept. 2018 Effective Oct. - Dec. 2018 Effective Jan. - Mar. 2019
Public Law 99-469 - Section 4(a) 1-3/4% 1-7/8% 2-1/8% 2-3/8%
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Immigration Bond (8 USC 1363(a)) 1.59% 1.88% 2.08% 2.38%