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IMPORTANT DATES: (Please note that deadlines are always subject to change as determined by the Department of Education.)
- Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts required by 12/15/17 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems (See related update in the October 31, 2017 newsletter posted on the FA Solutions website for the additional details.)
- FISAP Edit Corrections due by midnight Eastern time on 12/15/17
- Federal Perkins Loan Program Cash on Hand Update due by midnight Eastern time on 12/15/17
- Gainful Employment – Final appeal documentation must be submitted to the Department on or before 2/1/18
Please review related updates below.
Important note From FA Solutions: Because our newsletter updates are excerpts from the original electronic announcements obtained through the the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website, please review the original update in its entirety by clicking links to the original posting included with each update. As a reminder, we are unable to post all Federal updates and deadlines in this newsletter. Therefore, schools and organizations are strongly encouraged to review additional information on the IFAP website to stay current on various financial aid topics — especially deadlines.
Reminder – FISAP Edit Corrections due 12/15/2017: Any changes, corrections or edits to the Fiscal Operations Report for 2016–17 and the Application to Participate for 2018–19 (FISAP) must be submitted to the Department of Education (the Department) by midnight Eastern time (ET) on 12/15/17. Please review the November 13, 2017 electronic announcement.
Reminder – Federal Perkins Loan Program Cash on Hand Update due 12/15/17: All schools that participate in the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program must update and submit Part III, section A, Line 1.2 (Cash on hand and in depository as of 10/31/2017) on the Fiscal Operations Report for 2016–17 (FISAP) to the Department of Education (the Department) by midnight Eastern time (ET) on 12/15/17. Important: It is critical that schools meet this deadline to ensure that all FISAP data is correctly reflected in the system before the Campus-Based system transition begins in early 2018. Change requests for corrections after 12/15/17 will be limited to exceptional issues. Please review the November 13, 2017 electronic announcement for additional information.
Reminder – Gainful Employment – Updated Appeal Status Information on FSA Data Center & Final Appeal Documentation Due 2/1/18: The Department of Education has updated the final Debt Measure Year 2015 Gainful Employment (GE) Debt-to-Earnings (D/E) rates information that is available on the Federal Student Aid Data Center to identify additional GE programs for which it has received a Notice of Intent to Appeal. As a reminder, final appeal documentation must be submitted to the Department on or before 2/1/18. Please review the Gainful Employment, November 22, 2017 electronic announcement #109 for additional information.
COD School Testing for the 2018-19 Award Year: The Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) School Relations Center will allow for COD School Testing for the 2018–19 Award Year from January 2, 2018 through December 21, 2018. All entities that wish to participate in COD School Testing must submit the “COD School Testing 2018–19 Sign-Up Document” to the COD School Relations Center. Please review the November 17, 2017 electronic announcement for additional information.
Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) – Updates to Information Page: Updates were posted recently to the HEAL information page – including, but not limited to, two emails that were sent to HEAL partners from on October 12, 2017 and November 30, 2017. The page also includes recent and older electronic announcements. If you are a HEAL Partner, please review the information page for additional details and bookmark the page for future reference.
2018-2019 ISIR Guide (November 2017): The updated 2018-2019 ISIR Guide recently became available and includes a few corrections. The Guide assists financial aid administrators (FAAs) in interpreting student information on the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). Please review the November 15, 2017 electronic announcement for additional information.
Updated NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide (November 2017): The updated NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide (November 2017) recently became available. Please review the November 16, 2017 electronic announcement for additional information.
NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Statistics Backup Detail Report Extract File Layout for Schools (SCHCB1): The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Enrollment Reporting Statistics Backup Detail Report Extract File Layout for Schools (SCHCB1) recently became available. This new report allows users to request an extract from NSLDS that lists students included in the calculations for the current Enrollment Reporting Statistics. Please review the November 20, 2017 electronic announcement for additional information.
EDESuite (EDExpress, DL Tools): For the latest electronic announcements regarding the EDESuite of software products (EDExpress for Windows and Direct Loan tools), please access recent electronic announcements on the IFAP website where an information page about those products is maintained. Please also review the EDE Suite iFAP Iibrary page.
INFORMATION PAGES FOR SCHOOLS TO MONITOR WEEKLY: The list below represents just a few of the information pages available on the IFAP website. Please review the organization’s website for additional guidance, resources, deadlines, and information related to the administration and processing of Title IV federal student aid.
- COD System – Schools are urged to regularly monitor this page, which includes COD Processing News/Updates.
- NSLDS newsletters, user guides and technical documents
- Gainful Employment
- Early FAFSA
- Cash Management
- Loan Servicing and Collection
- Perkins Loan FAQs
- 150 Percent Direct Subsidized Loan Limit Information
- The iFAP iLibrary includes many resources — including a consolidated list of Electronic Announcements and Dear Colleague Letters for 2017, 2016, and 2015
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