This announcement explains how 2020–21 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 2020–21 Award Year.
The Department of Education uses information collected on the Campus-Based Reallocation Forms (that were due Monday, Aug. 17, 2020) 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 a July 7, 2020 Electronic Announcement for more information about the reallocation form and process.)
Distribution of Supplemental Campus-Based Funds
Supplemental Campus-Based funds are 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.
While we intend to award supplemental funds as described, if there is a FEMA-declared disaster that impacts schools during the summer, we may award funds to those schools to assist students impacted by the disaster. Should that occur, a subsequent Electronic Announcement will be posted that will supersede the information below.
Available FSEOG funds are reallocated to schools that show a shortfall in their fair share calculation (final funding worksheet for FSEOG, line 25). 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.
We will award 100% of the available FWS funds to schools that (1) have a 2020–21 fair share shortfall (final funding worksheet for FWS, line 28); and (2) requested a supplemental 2020–21 FWS allocation on line 5 of the Campus-Based Reallocation Form.
Schools will be notified by email by the end of September 2020, 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 "Demographics" page on the COD website.
In the email, schools will be referred to their Campus-Based Statement of Account 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 COD website.
From the School tab, select the “Campus-Based System” link from the left navigation menu.
Select “Self-Service,” then “Notifications” from the left navigation menu.
For additional information about the supplemental Campus-Based award process, contact the COD School Relations Center at 1-800-848-0978. You may also email CODSupport@ed.gov.