Quarter: September 30, 2018

Posted Date: October 12, 2018

Subject: Federal Family Education Loan Program Special Allowance Rates for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2018

Commercial Paper Rate

In calculating quarterly Special Allowance rates, the Department is required, under section 438(b)(2)(I)(i)(I) of the Higher Education Act (HEA), to determine “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 September 30, 2018 the average rate used to compute special allowance will be 2.24 percent.

LIBOR Rate

Beginning with the quarter ending June 30, 2012, lenders were given the option to use “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 September 30, 2018 the average rate used to compute special allowance will be 2.14 percent.

For loans made prior to January 1, 2000, pursuant to section 438, the Special Allowance rate is calculated by using the average of the bond equivalent rates of the ninety-one day Treasury bills as published by the Department of the Treasury. These rates can be found at https://www.treasurydirect.gov/instit/annceresult/annceresult.htm. For the quarter ending September 30, 2018, the average of the rates is 2.08 percent.

Attachments

Attachments A, B, C and D contain the quarterly special allowance rates computed pursuant to section 438. Attachment E contains the bond equivalent rates of the 91-day Treasury Bills auctioned during the quarter.

Accounting Operations Division
Finance Office

Attachments/Enclosures:

Federal Family Education Loan Program Special Allowance Rates for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2018 in PDF Format, 131KB, 23 Pages

   

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