Posted Date: July 13, 2018

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: Final FISAP Form, Instructions, Desk Reference, and Technical Reference for FISAP due by October 1, 2018 (Updated September 14, 2018)

NOTE: On September 14, 2018, we replaced the 2019–20 FISAP Instructions document to add clarifying information to Part VI – Section A – Distribution of Program Recipients and Expenditures by Type of Student, pages VI-1, VI-2 and VI-3. The revised instructions clarify how schools should report on a borrower who received Federal Perkins loan funds as an undergraduate in the beginning of the 2017–18 academic year, but then ended the 2017–18 academic year as a graduate student. The updated instructions file is located at the following URL:

The Fiscal Operations Report for 2017–18 and Application to Participate for 2019–20 (FISAP) has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). We have posted the FISAP Form, Instructions, and Desk Reference to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website. The FISAP will be made available on the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Web Site by August 1, 2018.

We have also posted the Technical Reference for the 2019–20 FISAP that provides the technical specifications and record layouts for schools or other organizations who wish to design custom software systems.

As announced in the Federal Register Notice “2018-2019 Award Year Deadline Dates for Campus-Based Programs,” the date by which a school must submit its 2019–20 FISAP electronically and mail in the required signature page is Monday, October 1, 2018.

These documents and the reminders below will assist schools in completing the 2019–20 FISAP.

Check Access to FISAP on the Web

If it has been more than 90 days since a user has logged on to the COD Web Site, the user’s password will need to be reset. Information on how to reset a password, register a Destination Point Administrator, and contact information for assistance is provided in the Desk Reference. The Desk Reference is also available online at the login page for the COD Web Site. All users should ensure their access to this website application is functional before needing to enter data to file the FISAP.

Changes to the FISAP

In addition to award year and date references, all references to the eCampus-Based (eCB) website have been updated to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Web Site to reflect the change in system platforms.

The following FISAP fields have also been updated and/or added:

  • Part II, Section A, Field 1

    Field 1 has been revised so that schools can no longer request a Federal Perkins Level of Expenditure (LOE) due to the expiration of the program.

  • Part IV, Section F

    Section F has been added to Part IV, which includes Fields 19, 20, and 21. These fields will serve to collect data on FSEOG awards made to disaster-affected students.

Changes to FISAP Instructions

In addition to updates to the annual award year, date references, acronyms, hyperlinks, and system references that reflect the change in platforms, the following changes have been made to the FISAP Instructions:

  • Introduction to the FISAP

    The due date for the FISAP has been updated to Monday, October 1, 2018, and the FISAP submission instructions have been updated with the user role and access information applicable to the COD System.

  • Part I, Identifying Information, Certification and Warning

    Information about the FISAP signature page has been updated to remove the e-signature option which has been discontinued. An updated mailing address for hard copy FISAP and Lobbying signature pages has been provided.

  • Part II, Section A

    Instructions for Field 1 have been revised to state that schools may no longer request a Federal Perkins Level of Expenditure (LOE) due to the expiration of the program.

  • Part IV, Section F

    Section F has been added to include data fields 19-21, for reporting on FSEOG funds for disaster-impacted students.

  • Part VI, Section A

    Instructions for Field 23 have been updated to reflect that Federal Perkins Loans were not authorized for graduate/professional students for the 2017–18 year.

Contact Information

For additional information about the 2019–20 FISAP, instructions, desk reference, and technical reference, contact the COD School Relations Center at 1-800-848-0978. You may also email


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