Posted Date: January 10, 2017

Author:  Jeff Baker, Director, Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Reminder of Unusual Enrollment History Selection for the 2017-2018 Award Year

The purpose of this Electronic Announcement is to remind schools of the requirements pertaining to Unusual Enrollment History (UEH) monitoring flags. The UEH Flag indicates whether the FAFSA applicant has an unusual enrollment history with regard to the receipt of Title IV student aid. The specific unusual enrollment pattern is one where the student may have attended an institution long enough to receive a Title IV credit balance, leaves without completing the enrollment period, enrolls at another institution, and repeats the pattern of remaining enrolled just long enough to collect another Title IV credit balance.

As we have done in the past, the award years that are monitored for unusual enrollment are the four award years preceding the FAFSA award year. Thus, for the 2017-2018 award year, the UEH Flag will consider enrollment history for award years 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017. Schools should refer to Volume 1, Chapter 3 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook for more information on resolving UEH Flags.

   

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