Posted Date: May 27, 2010

Author:  William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Final Form, Instructions, and Technical Reference for FISAP Due by October 1, 2010

We are pleased to announce that the Fiscal Operations Report for 2009-2010 and Application to Participate for 2011-2012 (FISAP) has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). We have posted the FISAP form, instructions, and the Desk Reference to the Information For Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site. The FISAP will be available on the e-Campus Based (eCB) Web site by August 1, 2010. 

As announced in the Notice of the 2010-2011 Award Year Deadline Dates for the Campus-Based Programs published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2010 (75 FR 12218), the date by which a school must submit the FISAP and the required Signature Pages is Friday, October 1, 2010. 

In addition, we are pleased to announce the posting of the Technical Reference for the 2011-2012 FISAP.  This document provides technical specifications and record layouts for schools or other organizations that wish to design custom software systems to interface with the U.S. Department of Education’s FISAP on the Web process.

These documents and the important notes and reminders below will assist schools in completing the FISAP.

Important Notes:

  1. There are no significant changes this year; however, we have updated award year and date references and clarified instructions concerning the Lobbying Activities Form (SF-LLL) and Perkins Loan principal cancellations.
     
  2. Only disbursements made from 2009-2010 funds should be reported in Section E, Item 23.  If crossover payments are made from 2010-2011 funds, the disbursements should be reported in next year’s FISAP (Fiscal Operations Report for 2010-2011 and Application to Participate for 2012-2013).

Important Reminders:

  1. All schools that wish to request funding under the campus-based programs for the 2011-2012 Award Year, and all schools that had campus-based expenditures for the 2009-2010 Award Year, are required to electronically submit a FISAP via the eCB Web site.  The eCB Web site allows a school to complete and submit its FISAP online, receive real-time validation edits, and access prior-year data to assist in completing the FISAP.

  2. The deadline for the electronic submission of the FISAP is 11:59 P.M. (ET) on October 1, 2010.  Transmissions must be completed and accepted by 12:00 midnight. 

Contact Information

For additional information about the FISAP or the reference documents, 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.

   

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