Posted Date: December 17, 2007

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

Summary: G5 Implementation Update #4 – Phase 1 Implemented But New Web Site Experiencing Intermittent Delays

The Department of Education (the Department) has implemented Phase 1 of G5. As previously communicated, G5 is a state-of-the-industry electronic system for grants management and payments and, when fully implemented, will replace the Grant Administration and Payment System (GAPS). At this time, Phase I of G5 replaces the GAPS e-Payments functionality that was used by schools to draw down Campus-Based, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant), and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) funds.

The new G5 Web site is available for schools to perform regular drawdown business. The URL for this Web site is https://www.g5.gov/. Information about G5 Web site registration, online training, and questions is provided below.

Note: Due to unexpected network connectivity issues, users may be unable to connect to the G5 Web site, may experience slow response time, and/or may have a session time out while using the site. The Department is working to correct these network connectivity issues and restore full, uninterrupted G5 Web site service as expeditiously as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete this work.

G5 Web Site Registration

All users will need to register before they can access the G5 Web site. To register, first determine your user status and then complete the applicable steps outlined below.

User Who Was Previously Registered for GAPS e-Payments Functionality

Step 1:           Go to the G5 Web site at https://www.g5.gov/.

Step 2:           Under the yellow “Login to G5” box, click on the “Existing e-Payments user?
                      Register Here” link.

Step 3:            Complete the information requested on the subsequent screens.

User Who Was Not Previously Registered for GAPS e-Payments Functionality or G5

Step 1:            Go to the G5 Web site at https://www.g5.gov/.

Step 2:           Under the yellow “Login to G5” box, click on the “Not registered?
                      Sign up” link.

Step 3:            Complete the information requested on the subsequent screens.

G5 Web Site Training

Training on how to use the G5 Web site and all G5 processes is available on the Web site.  To access the online training, complete the following steps:

Step 1:            Go to the G5 Web site at https://www.g5.gov/.

Step 2:            In the blue menu bar at the top of the page, click on the “Help” link.

Step 3:            Click on the “Launch Help – Internet Explorer” link and complete the
                      training.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about G5, contact the G5/GAPS Hotline at 888/336-8930 or e-mailG5admin@ed.gov.

 

   

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