Federal Student Aid - IFAP
   

Publication Date: November 17, 2006

Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: Thanksgiving Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours

Posted on 11-17-2006

Our Federal offices as well as our Title IV processors and call centers will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2006 to observe the Thanksgiving Day Federal holiday. In addition, some of the Title IV processors and call centers will be closed on Friday, November 24, 2006.

The Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) School Relations Center will close at 3:00 P.M. (ET) on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 and reopen at 8:00 A.M. (ET) on Friday, November 24, 2006.

The COD System will accept and process data from schools and send back responses/acknowledgments on Thursday, November 23, 2006, but schools will not be able to receive any Federal funds on that day. Requests for changes in funding levels and for funds will not be processed until Friday, November 24, 2006.

The Central Processing System (CPS) will accept data on Thursday, November 23 2006 and Friday, November 24, 2006 but will not process new Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) until Monday, November 27, 2006.

All Federal Student Aid Web sites will remain operational on the holiday.

Federal Student Aid Customer Service or Processing Center Telephone Number

Status on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday,
November 23, 2005

Status on Friday, November 24, 2005
(the day after Thanksgiving Day)
Campus-Based Call Center (877) 801-7168 Closed Open
COD School Relations Center

DL -- (800) 848-0978
Grants -- (800) 4PGRANT
Applicant Services -- (800) 557-7394

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CPS/ SAIG Technical Support (800) 330-5947 Closed Closed

Common Services for Borrowers
Debt Collection Service Info. Center
Direct Loan Consolidation
Direct Loan Servicing Center
     - Students
     - School Services
     - Conditional Disability Discharge Unit


(800) 621-3115
(800) 557-7392



(800) 848-0979
(888) 877-7658
(888) 869-4169


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Research and Customer Care Center for Schools (800) 433-7327 Closed Open
eZ-Audit (877) 263-0780 Closed Open
Federal Student Aid Information Center 4FED-AID Closed Open
Grant Administration & Payment system (GAPS) Hotline (888) 336-8930 Closed Open
NSLDS Customer Service (800) 999-8219 Closed Closed
Ombudsman (877) 557-2575 Closed Open