SAPmemo093020

Quarter Date
September 30, 2020
Subject
Federal Family Education Loan Program Special Allowance Rates for the Quarter Ending Sept. 30, 2020

The Department of Education is required under section 438 of the Higher Education Act to calculate and issue the quarterly Special Allowance Rates for three categories listed below.

Commercial Paper Rate

The Commercial Paper Rate is “the average of the bond equivalent rates of the quotes of the 3-month commercial paper (financial) rates in effect for each of the days in such quarter as reported by the Federal Reserve in Publication H-15 (or its successor) for such 3-month period.” For the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2020, the average rate used to compute special allowance will be 0.15 percent.

LIBOR Rate

The LIBOR Rate is “the average of the bond equivalent rates of the quotes of the 1-month London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) in effect for each of the days in such quarter as compiled and released by the British Bankers Association” in place of the Commercial Paper Rate. For the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2020, the average rate used to compute special allowance will be 0.17 percent.

Treasury Bill Rate

The Treasury Bill Rate is “the average of the bond equivalent rates of the 13-week Treasury bills as published by the Department of the Treasury.” For the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2020, the average of the rates is 0.11 percent.

Attachments

Attachments A, B, C and D contain the quarterly special allowance rates computed pursuant to section 438.

Accounting Operations Division
Finance Office

Attachments

Federal Family Education Loan Program Special Allowance Rates for the Quarter Ending Sept. 30, 2020 in PDF Format, 22 Pages, 4.5MB