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Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)

Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)

The Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site consolidates guidance, resources, and information related to the administration and processing of Title IV federal student aid into one online site for use by the entire financial aid community.

The most recent postings to the site are listed in the What's New section.

What's New

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Below is an abbreviated list of the most recent postings to the IFAP Web site. Click here or on the "What's New" link in the top menu bar to view all recent postings.

COD XML Schema

  • 2016-09-23 Subject: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0c

Cohort Default Rate Guide for Lenders and Guaranty Agencies

  • 2016-09-28 Subject: Cohort Default Rate Guide for Lenders and Guaranty Agencies

Dear Colleague Letters

  • 2016-09-26 (ANN-16-14) Subject: Live Internet Webinars - Gainful Employment: Reading Your Draft GE Debt-to-Earnings (D/E) Rates Files and Submitting Challenges

Default Prevention Resource Information

  • 2016-09-27 Subject: Default Prevention Resource Information Page

Electronic Announcements

  • 2016-09-30 (General) Subject: Cash Management Electronic Announcement #3: Posting Title IV Credit Balance Contract Information and Providing URLs to the Department
  • 2016-09-30 (General) Subject: 2016 Federal Student Aid Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals: Update #2: Agenda, Session Descriptions and Lodging Rate Increase for FY 2017

Federal Student Aid Handbook

  • 2016-05-16 Errata and Updates for 2016-2017 FSA Handbook

Gainful Employment Information

  • 2016-09-26 Subject: Gainful Employment - Webinars and Presentations
  • 2016-09-23 Subject: Gainful Employment Information - Resources

NSLDS Reference Materials

  • 2016-09-23 (NSLDS User Documentation) Subject: NSLDS Gainful Employment User Guide (September 2016)

Student Aid Eligibility Worksheets

  • 2016-09-23 Subject: 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, and the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet for Question 23

Letters & Announcements

Letters & Announcements

Policy and operational guidance for participants in the administration of Title IV federal student aid programs


Federal Student Aid Handbook

Comprehensive annual guide to regulatory and administrative requirements for the Title IV federal student aid programs

Training & Conferences


The Training area offers a vast collection of training resources.

IFAP Web site last updated/reviewed February 6, 2011
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