Posted Date: January 3, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: Impact of Partial Government Shutdown on FSA

Federal Student Aid (FSA) is not directly impacted by the current lapse in appropriations and the resulting partial government shutdown. As the community is aware, some of our systems and processes depend on information from—and actions taken by—other federal agencies, several of which are currently closed. We are evaluating what impact these closures may have on FSA, including the impact on database matches conducted by the Central Processing System (CPS), and are working to limit the impact on our partners. We will issue guidance to the community as soon as possible, as needed.

In the meantime, our federal offices are open and all of our Title IV processors, contact centers, and websites remain operational. As has been the case during past government shutdowns, we are making every effort to ensure minimal impact on students, borrowers, schools, lenders, and guaranty agencies and their ability to participate in the Title IV Programs.

Please monitor the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website for further guidance, as we complete our identification and analysis of potential issues related to the partial government shutdown.

We thank the community for its support and patience.

   

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