Posted Date: February 13, 2014

Author:  Sue O'Flaherty, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Draft 2015-2016 FISAP, Instructions, and Technical Reference

The Fiscal Operations Report for 2013-2014 and Application to Participate for 2015-2016 (FISAP) in the Campus-Based programs is currently under revision. We are providing the attached draft versions of the FISAP, accompanying instructions, and technical reference so that schools can prepare to gather necessary information for the actual submission of its information next fall. The Final 2015-2016 FISAP will be available in August 2014.

The due date for the submission of the 2015-2016 FISAP is October 1, 2014.

Changes to the FISAP

No changes have been made to the FISAP data entry fields.  The award year and date references have been updated.

Changes to FISAP Instructions

In addition to annual award year and date references, the following changes will be made to the FISAP Instructions:

  • Part II, Section F.
    Added information concerning the use of EDExpress Packaging Module reports to assist in completing the Part II and Part IV income grids.

  • Part III, Section A.
    Field 18 – Added a note providing the URL for the list of Tribal Colleges and Universities.

  • Part III, Section C.
    Field 2.1 – Updated the new Servicer address.

    Field 2.2 – Updated the Electronic Announcement reference and the e-mail address for Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) discharge information.

  • Part IV, Section A.
    Field 1 – Added note to clarify the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) underuse penalty.

  • Part V, Section A.
    Field 1 – Added note to clarify the Federal Work-Study (FWS) underuse penalty.

  • Part V, Section G.
    Introduction – Clarified the calculation concerning the minimum amount of FWS federal funds a school must spend on community service jobs by restating the third bullet point.

  • Part VI, Section A.
    General Instructions for Section A – Updated details for using the EDExpress Packaging Module reports and queries to assist with the FISAP Part VI income grid.

Contact Information

For additional information about the draft versions of the FISAP, instructions, and technical reference, please contact the Campus-Based Call Center at 877/801-7168. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. (ET). You may also e-mail CBFOB@ed.gov.

Draft 2015-2016 FISAP Form in PDF Format, 360KB, 12 Pages

Draft 2015-2016 FISAP Instructions in PDF Format, 1MB, 75 Pages

Draft 2015-2016 FISAP Technical Reference in PDF Format, 1MB, 133 Pages

   

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