Posted Date: August 1, 2017

Author:  John Kane, Acting Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2017-2018 Supplemental Campus-Based Funds (Updated December 14, 2017)

Note: Information about supplemental awards for the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program in this announcement has been superseded by a December 14, 2017 Electronic Announcement available at the following URL: https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/121417UpdatedInformation1718SupplFedWorkStudyFunds2017Hurricanes.html

Note: Information about supplemental awards for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program in this announcement has been superseded by a September 29, 2017 Electronic Announcement available at the following URL: https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/092917UpdateInfoRelate20172018SupplementalCampusBasedFunds2017Hurricanes.html

The Department of Education uses information collected on the Campus-Based Reallocation Forms (due Monday, August 14, 2017), to reallocate unexpended Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program funds from the previous award year as supplemental allocations for the current award year. (See the June 13, 2017 Electronic Announcement: Important Information about the Reallocation Process, the 2016-2017 Campus-Based Reallocation Form and the Process to Request Supplemental Federal Work-Study Funds for 2017-2018.)

This announcement explains how 2017-2018 supplemental award funds for each of the Campus-Based programs will be distributed and how schools will be notified of supplemental awards. Other than funds distributed through the supplemental process described in this announcement, we do not anticipate that any additional Campus-Based funds will become available for the 2017-2018 Award Year.

Distribution of Supplemental Campus-Based Funds

Supplemental Campus-Based funds will be distributed in accordance with section 413D(d) for FSEOG and section 442(d) for FWS of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations at 34 CFR 673.4.

FSEOG

Available FSEOG funds are reallocated to schools that show a shortfall in their fair share calculation. The allocation is distributed using the same formula as final awards. Depending on the funding available, supplemental FSEOG awards may be very small and not all schools may receive supplemental FSEOG funds.

FWS

We will award 100 percent of the available FWS funds to schools with a 2017-2018 fair share shortfall (final funding worksheet for FWS, line 28) that:

  1. Requested a supplemental 2017-2018 FWS allocation on line 5 of the Campus-Based Reallocation Form to compensate students employed in community service jobs during the 2017-2018 Award Year; and

  2. Indicated on line 4 of the Campus-Based Reallocation Form that they spent at least five percent of their total 2016-2017 FWS funds to compensate students employed as reading tutors of children or in family literacy activities as part of their community service activities.

Note: All (100%) of the supplemental FWS funds must be used to compensate students employed in community service activities. We will verify that a school spent at least five percent of its total 2016-2017 FWS allocation to compensate students employed as reading tutors of children or in family literacy activities as part of its community service activities when we receive the school's Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) due September 29, 2017. If a school received supplemental FWS funds for which it was not entitled, those funds will be deobligated.

School Notification

Schools will be notified by email by the end of September 2017, if they received supplemental Campus-Based funds. This email is sent to the Financial Aid Administrator identified on the most recently submitted FISAP, or as updated on the "Contact Info" page on the eCB website.

In the email, schools will be referred to the school's Statement of Account on the eCB website which will reflect the supplemental award amount for each program.

To access the Statement of Account, schools should follow these steps:

  • Log in to the eCB website;
  • Select the "Self-Service" link from the top navigation bar;
  • Scroll to the "Campus-Based Notifications for All Available Award Years" section;
  • Scroll to the "Statement of Account" bullet; and,
  • Click on the "2017-2018" link next to it.

Contact Information

For additional information about the supplemental Campus-Based award process, 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 email CBFOB@ed.gov.

   

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