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1998 Dear Colleague Letters Archive

  • 1998-12-01 - (ANN-98-16) The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Tax Credits.
  • 1998-11-01 - (ANN-98-15) Automated application status checks now available on the toll-free line at the Federal Student Aid Information Center
  • 1998-11-01 - (ANN-98-14) Teleconference - Department is sponsoring to address the Y2K issue.
  • 1998-10-01 - (ANN-98-13) How to order bulk quantities of the 1999-2000 FAFSA and Student Guide.
  • 1998-10-01 - (ANN-98-12) Low-Income School and Teacher Shortage Area Lists for Loan Cancellation/Deferment now available on the Web
  • 1998-09-01 - (ANN-98-11) This letter announces two federal student aid training events for High School Counselors to be presented in Fall 1998, lists the locations and dates for the events, and provides registration procedures.
  • 1998-09-01 - (ANN-98-10) This letter announces the development of a Master Promissory Note process for use in the William D. Ford Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program.
  • 1998-08-01 - (ANN-98-09) Announcement of October 15 Student Financial Assistance Videoconference
  • 1998-07-01 - (ANN-98-08) Announces the new 1999-2000 Recipient Financial Management System (RFMS) for reporting and requesting funds under the Federal Pell Grant Program
  • 1998-06-01 - (ANN-98-07) The Student Financial Assistance electronic Bulletin Board Service (BBS), which has served the financial aid community since spring 1995, will be retired as of July 1, 1998.
  • 1998-06-01 - (ANN-98-06) We are pleased to announce the availability of a Student Financial Assistance Programs "fax broadcast" service for postsecondary schools
  • 1998-06-01 - (ANN-98-05) This letter describes a nationwide series of National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) workshops and lists the sites, dates, and registration procedures
  • 1998-06-01 - (ANN-98-04) Distribution of the 1998 Summer Training Calendar
  • 1998-03-01 - (ANN-98-03) Distribution of the 1998 Spring Training Calendar
  • 1998-03-01 - (ANN-98-02) This letter describes two training series on the 1998-99 EDExpress for Windows software: one on application processing and the other on packaging. Workshop schedules and registration forms are included.
  • 1998-02-01 - (ANN-98-01) Expanded information available to the financial aid community on our World Wide Web pages.
  • 1998-11-01 - (CB-98-16) Cover letter for the 1999-2000 FISAP Edit/Verification Process
  • 1998-09-01 - (CB-98-15) Use of State scholarships and grants as the non-Federal share of Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant awards.
  • 1998-09-01 - (CB-98-14) This letter provides information concerning the Assignment of defaulted Federal Perkins Loans and National Direct (or Defense) Student Loans (NDSLs) to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for collection
  • 1998-09-01 - (CB-98-13) This letter provides information concerning the Assignment of defaulted Federal Perkins Loans and National Direct (or Defense) Student Loans (NDSLs) to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for collection.
  • 1998-08-01 - (CB-98-12) This letter provides information regarding supplemental funding under the Campus-Based Programs for the 1998-1999 award year.
  • 1998-07-01 - (CB-98-11) This letter provides updated fund liquidation procedures for an institution that ends its participation in the Federal Perkins Loan Program
  • 1998-07-01 - (CB-98-10) This letter accompanies the 1996-97 Federal Perkins Loan Service Cancellations Payment Letter
  • 1998-06-01 - (CB-98-09) This letter provides instruction concerning the Assignment of defaulted Federal Perkins Loans and National Direct (or Defense) Student Loans (NDSLs) to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for collection that expires June 30, 1998.
  • 1998-06-01 - (CB-98-08) Safeguard Activity Report for the Federal Perkins Loan Program
  • 1998-06-01 - (CB-98-07) Release of Campus-Based Funds and Request for Supplemental Federal Work-Study (FWS) Funds..
  • 1998-05-01 - (CB-98-06) Information regarding the waiver of the institutional-share requirement under the Federal Work-Study Program for students employed as tutors in family literacy programs.
  • 1998-05-01 - (CB-98-05) This letter provides procedures for submitting a request for a waiver of the1998-99 FWS community service expenditure requirement.
  • 1998-03-01 - (CB-98-04) This letter provides information on the Application for Additional Allocation of Federal Work-Study Funds for Fiscal Year 1998.
  • 1998-03-01 - (CB-98-03) Information regarding your institution's final authorization letter for funding under the campus- based programs for the 1998-99 award year.
  • 1998-01-01 - (CB-98-02) Changes in the 1999-2000 FISAP for the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal Work-Study (FWS) Programs.
  • 1998-01-01 - (CB-98-01) This letter provides information on Tentative 1998-99 Funding Levels for the Campus-Based Programs.
  • 1998-02-24 - This letter provides information on a preliminary estimate of your institution's 1997-98 Federal Work-Study funding. WE ARE SENDING YOU THIS LETTER ALONG WITH THE FISAP EDIT/VERIFICATION MATERIALS FOR 1997-98.
  • 1998-12-09 - (Disaster Letter-98-126) Hurricane Georges in Mississippi.
  • 1998-12-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-125) Tornadoes and flooding in Kansas
  • 1998-12-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-124) Severe weather in Texas
  • 1998-11-19 - (Disaster Letter-98-123) Tropical Storm Mitch in Florida.
  • 1998-11-19 - (Disaster Letter-98-122) Flooding and storm damage in Texas
  • 1998-11-18 - (Disaster Letter-98-121) Flooding and storm damage in Kansas
  • 1998-11-10 - (Disaster Letter-98-120) Flooding and storm damage in Kansas
  • 1998-11-10 - (Disaster Letter-98-119) Tropical Storm Mitch in Florida
  • 1998-11-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-118) Flooding in Missouri
  • 1998-11-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-117) Flooding and storm damage in Kansas
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-116) Flooding and storm damage in Texas.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-115) Flooding and storm damage in Texas
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-114) Flooding and storm damage in Missouri.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-113) Landslide in Washington.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-112) Hurricane Georges in Alabama.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-111) Hurricane Georges in Mississippi.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-110) Tornadoes and flooding in Kansas.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-109) Flooding in Missouri
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-108) Hurricane Georges in Alabama
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-107) Hurricane Georges in Mississippi.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-106) Hurricane Georges in Mississippi.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-105) Hurricane Georges in Louisiana.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-104) Hurricane Georges in Mississippi.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-103) Hurricane Georges in Alabama.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-102) Hurricane Georges in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • 1998-10-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-101) Hurricane Georges in Florida
  • 1998-09-28 - (Disaster Letter-98-100) Hurricane Georges in Puerto Rico
  • 1998-09-24 - (Disaster Letter-98-099) Severe weather in Louisiana.
  • 1998-09-24 - (Disaster Letter-98-098) Severe weather in Texas.
  • 1998-09-22 - (Disaster Letter-98-097) Severe weather in New York.
  • 1998-09-16 - (Disaster Letter-98-096) Severe weather in New York.
  • 1998-09-08 - (Disaster Letter-98-095) Hurricane Earl in Florida.
  • 1998-09-08 - (Disaster Letter-98-094) Hurricane Bonnie in Virginia.
  • 1998-09-04 - (Disaster Letter-98-093) Hurricane Bonnie in North Carolina
  • 1998-09-02 - (Disaster Letter-98-092) Flooding in Texas
  • 1998-09-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-091) Flooding in Wisconsin.
  • 1998-09-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-090) Flooding in Texas.
  • 1998-08-27 - (Disaster Letter-98-089) Hurricane Bonnie in North Carolina.
  • 1998-08-26 - (Disaster Letter-98-088) Flooding in Texas.
  • 1998-08-20 - (Disaster Letter-98-087) Severe weather in Iowa.
  • 1998-08-12 - (Disaster Letter-98-086) Flooding in Wisconsin.
  • 1998-08-12 - (Disaster Letter-98-085) Severe weather in Iowa.
  • 1998-08-06 - (Disaster Letter-98-084) Flooding in Tennessee.
  • 1998-08-06 - (Disaster Letter-98-083) Flooding in New Jersey
  • 1998-08-06 - (Disaster Letter-98-082) Tornadoes in North Carolina.
  • 1998-08-06 - (Disaster Letter-98-081) Flooding in Tennessee.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-080) Tornadoes in Alabama.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-079) Tornadoes in Kentucky.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-078) Flooding in New Hampshire.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-077) Tornadoes in Minnesota.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-076) Severe weather in Ohio.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-075) Severe weather in West Virginia
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-074) Flooding in South Dakota.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-073) Flooding in North Dakota.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-072) Flooding in Georgia.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-071) Flooding in Massachusetts.
  • 1998-08-05 - (Disaster Letter-98-070) Tornadoes in Pennsylvania.
  • 1998-08-03 - (Disaster Letter-98-069) Severe weather in Iowa.
  • 1998-08-03 - (Disaster Letter-98-068) Flooding in Vermont.
  • 1998-08-03 - (Disaster Letter-98-067) Severe weather in Iowa.
  • 1998-08-03 - (Disaster Letter-98-066) Flooding in North Dakota.
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-065) Flooding in North Dakota.
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-064) Severe weather in New York.
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-063) Fires in Florida.
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-062) Fires in Florida.
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-061) Severe weather in Iowa.
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-060) Severe weather in New York.
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-059) Severe weather in West Virginia.
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-058) Severe weather in Iowa.
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-057) Severe weather in Ohio
  • 1998-07-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-056) Flooding in Vermont
  • 1998-06-25 - (Disaster Letter-98-055) Flooding in Massachusetts.
  • 1998-06-16 - (Disaster Letter-98-054) Flooding in Oregon.
  • 1998-06-09 - (Disaster Letter-98-053) Tornadoes in Pennsylvania
  • 1998-06-04 - (Disaster Letter-98-052) Tornadoes in South Dakota.
  • 1998-06-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-051) Tornadoes in South Dakota.
  • 1998-05-27 - (Disaster Letter-98-050) Tornadoes in Tennessee
  • 1998-05-18 - (Disaster Letter-98-049) Flooding in Georgia.
  • 1998-05-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-048) Tornadoes in Tennessee
  • 1998-05-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-047) Tornadoes in Kentucky.
  • 1998-05-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-046) Tornadoes in Tennessee.
  • 1998-05-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-045) Flooding in Georgia.
  • 1998-05-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-044) Flooding in Georgia
  • 1998-05-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-043) Tornadoes in Tennessee
  • 1998-05-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-042) Tornadoes in Kentucky
  • 1998-05-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-041) Tornandoes in Tennessee
  • 1998-05-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-040) Tornadoes in Alabama
  • 1998-04-29 - (Disaster Letter-98-039) Tornadoes in Tennessee.
  • 1998-04-28 - (Disaster Letter-98-038) Tornadoes in Arkansas.
  • 1998-04-27 - (Disaster Letter-98-037) Tornadoes in Tennessee
  • 1998-04-22 - (Disaster Letter-98-036) Tornadoes in Tennessee
  • 1998-04-14 - (Disaster Letter-98-035) Flooding in Georgia.
  • 1998-04-14 - (Disaster Letter-98-034) Tornadoes in Georgia.
  • 1998-04-13 - (Disaster Letter-98-033) Tornadoes in Alabama
  • 1998-04-13 - (Disaster Letter-98-032) Tornadoes in Georgia.
  • 1998-04-09 - (Disaster Letter-98-031) Flooding in Georgia.
  • 1998-04-06 - (Disaster Letter-98-030) Flooding in Georgia
  • 1998-04-02 - (Disaster Letter-98-029) Tornadoes in Minnesota.
  • 1998-03-31 - (Disaster Letter-98-028) Flooding in Georgia.
  • 1998-03-24 - (Disaster Letter-98-027) Tornadoes in North Carolina
  • 1998-03-20 - (Disaster Letter-98-026) Tornadoes in Georgia.
  • 1998-03-20 - (Disaster Letter-98-025) Flooding in North Carolina.
  • 1998-03-19 - (Disaster Letter-98-024) Flooding in Georgia
  • 1998-03-19 - (Disaster Letter-98-023) Flooding in Alabama
  • 1998-03-17 - (Disaster Letter-98-022) Tornadoes and flooding in Florida
  • 1998-03-17 - (Disaster Letter-98-021) Flooding in Georgia
  • 1998-03-12 - (Disaster Letter-98-020) Flooding in Georgia.
  • 1998-03-11 - (Disaster Letter-98-019) Flooding in Alabama
  • 1998-03-10 - (Disaster Letter-98-018) Flooding in California.
  • 1998-03-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-017) Flooding in New Jersey.
  • 1998-03-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-016) Tornadoes in Florida.
  • 1998-03-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-015) Flooding in California.
  • 1998-02-27 - (Disaster Letter-98-014) Tornadoes in Florida.
  • 1998-02-25 - (Disaster Letter-98-013) Tornadoes in Florida.
  • 1998-02-24 - (Disaster Letter-98-012) Ice storm in Vermont.
  • 1998-02-24 - (Disaster Letter-98-011) Ice storm in Maine.
  • 1998-02-24 - (Disaster Letter-98-010) Flooding in California.
  • 1998-02-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-009) Tornadoes and flooding in Florida.
  • 1998-02-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-008) Flooding in California
  • 1998-02-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-007) Flooding in Tennessee
  • 1998-01-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-006) Ice storm in New Hampshire.
  • 1998-01-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-005) Ice storm in Maine.
  • 1998-01-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-004) Flooding in North Carolina
  • 1998-01-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-003) Flooding in Tennessee
  • 1998-01-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-002) Severe winter and ice storms, high winds, and flooding in New York.
  • 1998-01-01 - (Disaster Letter-98-001) High winds, tornadoes, and flooding in Florida.
  • 1998-11-01 - (98-G-315) This letter and its attachments provide detailed information regarding the introduction of a Master Promissory Note for Federal Stafford Loans in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program
  • 1998-11-01 - (98-G-314) Revised Guaranty Agency Quarterly/Annual Report (ED Form 1130), Revised Instructions, Revised Due Dates and Extension of the Guaranty Monthly Claims and Collections Report (ED Form 1189)
  • 1998-10-01 - (98-G-313) This letter provides clarification of an institutional eligibility criteria for the awarding of increased amounts of unsubsidized loans under the Direct Loan and FFEL programs for certain Health Professions students.
  • 1998-08-01 - (98-G-312) Last Submission Date for Default Reinsurance Requests for FY 1998
  • 1998-08-01 - (98-G-311) Guidance on the extension of eligibility for increased unsubsidized loan amounts due to the phaseout of the Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program and information on aggregate limits for undergraduate health professions students.
  • 1998-08-01 - (98-G-310) This letter announces a less burdensome way for Peace Corps volunteers to apply for economic hardship deferments on their Federal student loans.
  • 1998-03-01 - (98-G-309) Extension of Guaranty Agency Quarterly/Annual Report (ED Form 1130) and Revised Instructions
  • 1998-03-01 - (98-G-308) To provide general information concerning the forthcoming changes in Title IV program numbers used by participating institutions of postsecondary education, third party servicers, lenders, and guaranty agencies.
  • 1998-03-01 - (98-G-307) Provisions of Public Law 105-78 affecting the consolidation of student loans in the Federal Family Education Loan Program.
  • 1998-03-01 - (98-G-306) This letter advises guaranty agencies in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program of the potential impact of the "Year 2000" problem and the importance of an aggressive approach to ensure that the FFEL Program will continue unimpaired
  • 1998-12-01 - (GEN-98-30) This letter transmits A Guide to 1999-2000 SARs and ISIRs.
  • 1998-11-01 - (GEN-98-29) Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs (OSFAP) Update
  • 1998-11-01 - (GEN-98-28) This letter contains information about the recently enacted Higher Education Amendments of 1998. It includes an enclosure that provides summary descriptions of the provisions of the Amendments that affect the Title IV student assistance programs.
  • 1998-11-01 - (GEN-98-27) President Clinton signed the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 into law
  • 1998-11-01 - (GEN-98-26) This letter provides information about changes and enhancements to the 1999-2000 application processing system, including changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Student Aid Report (SAR), and the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR)
  • 1998-11-01 - (GEN-98-25) This letter and its attachments provide detailed information regarding the introduction of a Master Promissory Note for Federal Stafford Loans in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program
  • 1998-11-01 - (GEN-98-24) This letter describes the new procedures for enrolling and updating enrollment information for the Title IV Wide Area Network (Title IV WAN) that will be implemented during November 1998
  • 1998-10-01 - (GEN-98-23) This letter provides clarification of an institutional eligibility criteria for the awarding of increased amounts of unsubsidized loans under the Direct Loan and FFEL programs for certain Health Professions students.
  • 1998-10-01 - (GEN-98-22) This letter announces the availability of Organization Contact Screens in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
  • 1998-10-01 - (GEN-98-21) I am writing to you to ask for your continued support as your financial aid office, business office, and computer processing services work with the Department of Education (the Department) to modernize the delivery of Federal student financial assistance beginning with the 1999-2000 academic year.
  • 1998-09-01 - (GEN-98-20) This letter provides guidance on the interest rates for loans made on or after October 1, 1998 under the Federal Family Educational Loan (FFEL) Program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.
  • 1998-09-01 - (GEN-98-19) This letter provides information, schedules and options for institutions wishing to request electronic and/or printed materials and files for the 1999-2000 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal FAFSA).
  • 1998-08-01 - (GEN-98-18) Guidance on the extension of eligibility for increased unsubsidized loan amounts due to the phaseout of the Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program and information on aggregate limits for undergraduate health professions students.
  • 1998-08-01 - (GEN-98-17) Electronic dissemination to replace many SFA mailings.
  • 1998-08-01 - (GEN-98-16) This letter announces a less burdensome way for Peace Corps volunteers to apply for economic hardship deferments on their Federal student loans.
  • 1998-07-01 - (GEN-98-15) This letter announces three U.S. Department of Education Electronic Access Conferences (EAC) entitled "Connect for Success" to be held in Kansas City, MO November 17-19; Washington, D.C. December 1-3; and San Diego, CA December 15-17.
  • 1998-07-01 - (GEN-98-14) This letter announces the availability of the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to accept Title IV Federal student aid overpayment information from institutions. The enclosed "Question and Answer" pages describe the policies and procedures schools must follow when reporting overpayment information to the NSLDS.
  • 1998-07-01 - (GEN-98-13) This letter announces a conference for Third Party Servicers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education August 27-28 in Arlington, VA.
  • 1998-06-01 - (GEN-98-12) This letter transmits A Guide to 1998-99 SARs and ISIRs
  • 1998-06-01 - (GEN-98-11) This letter informs the higher education community of changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), made by Pub.L.105-18. These changes concern an institution?s annual calculation of completion or graduation and transfer-out rates under the HEA
  • 1998-05-01 - (GEN-98-10) This letter provides information regarding the eligibility of students enrolled in courses offered through distance education to receive financial assistance from the programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
  • 1998-03-01 - (GEN-98-09) Announcement of Rescheduled Transition from PMS to EDCAPS/GAPS
  • 1998-03-01 - (GEN-98-08) To provide general information concerning the forthcoming changes in Title IV program numbers used by participating institutions of postsecondary education, third party servicers, lenders, and guaranty agencies.
  • 1998-03-01 - (GEN-98-07) Provisions of Public Law 105-78 affecting the consolidation of student loans in the Federal Family Education Loan Program.
  • 1998-03-01 - (GEN-98-06) Implementation of the NSLDS/CPS Post-Screening process during March of 1998 and reminder of institutional responsibility to monitor student eligibility.
  • 1998-02-01 - (GEN-98-05) Temporary procedures for drawing down Federal Direct Loan, Federal Pell Grant, and Campus-Based Program funds during the period in which the Department converts its payment system from the Payment Management System (PMS) to the new EDCAPS Grant Administration and Payment System (GAPS).
  • 1998-01-01 - (GEN-98-04) This letter announces the staffing of the Institutional improvement Specialist for each Case Management Team in the Institutional Participation and Oversight Service, the functions that the Specialists perform, and their names and addresses.
  • 1998-01-01 - (GEN-98-03) The effect of the Solomon-Pombo Amendment on the Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs
  • 1998-01-01 - (GEN-98-02) This letter clarifies several issues regarding student eligibility policy that have arisen as a result of recently enacted legislation or as a result of questions from the student aid community.
  • 1998-01-01 - (GEN-98-01) This letter advises institutions of the potential impact of the Year 2000 problem and the importance of an aggressive approach to ensuring that Title IV Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Programs will continue unimpaired. It also encloses a brief definition of the Year 2000 problem and compliance requirements, and it highlights the functions where postsecondary institutions and Department of Education SFA data systems interface.
  • 1998-11-01 - (98-L-211) This letter and its attachments provide detailed information regarding the introduction of a Master Promissory Note for Federal Stafford Loans in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program
  • 1998-10-01 - (98-L-210) This letter provides clarification of an institutional eligibility criteria for the awarding of increased amounts of unsubsidized loans under the Direct Loan and FFEL programs for certain Health Professions students.
  • 1998-08-01 - (98-L-209) Guidance on the extension of eligibility for increased unsubsidized loan amounts due to the phaseout of the Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program and information on aggregate limits for undergraduate health professions students.
  • 1998-08-01 - (98-L-208) This letter announces a less burdensome way for Peace Corps volunteers to apply for economic hardship deferments on their Federal student loans.
  • 1998-07-01 - (98-L-207) Clarification of the Department of Education?s method of payment for special allowance granted in the court decision Bank of America NT & SEA. v. Riley.
  • 1998-06-01 - (98-L-206) Extension of filing deadline under Dear Colleague Letter 98-L-202
  • 1998-04-01 - (98-L-205) This letter provides guidance relating to the filing of the Lender?s Interest and Special Allowance Request and Report (ED Form 799)
  • 1998-03-01 - (98-L-204) Extension of lender audit requirement deadline.
  • 1998-03-01 - (98-L-203) To provide general information concerning the forthcoming changes in Title IV program numbers used by participating institutions of postsecondary education, third party servicers, lenders, and guaranty agencies.
  • 1998-03-01 - (98-L-202) On September 30, 1997, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a District Court decision concluding that the Department?s interpretation of §427A(i)(7) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. §1077a(i)(7) was incorrect. See Bank of America N.T. & S.A. v. Riley, 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 28483 (D.C. Cir. 1997), aff?g 940 F.Supp. 348 (D.D.C. 1996). As a result of this decision, lenders participating in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) may choose to recalculate special allowance billings for all or part of the period from July 23, 1992 to December 31, 1994. This recalculation may result in additional special allowance payments being owed to lenders.
  • 1998-03-01 - (98-L-201) Provisions of Public Law 105-78 affecting the consolidation of student loans in the Federal Family Education Loan Program.
  • 1998-03-01 - (98-L-200) This letter advises lenders in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program of the potential impact of the "Year 2000" problem and the importance of an aggressive approach to ensure that the FFEL Program will continue unimpaired
  • 1998-09-01 - (P-98-05) This letter invites institutions to consider volunteering to participate in a pilot of the Just-In-Time payment method in the Federal Pell Grant Program starting in the 1999-2000 award year.
  • 1998-09-01 - (P-98-04) This letter is the second in a series that describes the new 1999-2000 Recipient Financial Management System (RFMS) for reporting and requesting funds under the Federal Pell Grant Program.
  • 1998-09-01 - (P-98-03) Procedures for 1997-98 Federal Pell Grant account adjustments after the September 30, 1998 submission deadline.
  • 1998-01-01 - (P-98-02) This letter contains two sets of 1998-99 Federal Pell Grant Program Payment and Disbursement schedules - Regular and Alternative.
  • 1998-01-01 - (P-98-01) This letter announces enhancements to the Federal Pell Grant customer support function, including expanded services available through the telephone number used to reach the Institutional Access System as well as new addresses for submission of payment data and correspondence.
  • 1998-08-01 - (SSIG-98-03) Fiscal Year 1997 (1997-98 award year) State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) Program Performance Report (ED Form 1288-1)
  • 1998-03-01 - (SSIG-98-02) To provide general information concerning the forthcoming changes in Title IV program numbers used by participating institutions of postsecondary education, third party servicers, lenders, and guaranty agencies.
  • 1998-02-01 - (SSIG-98-01) This letter conveys the application that each participating State must submit to receive fiscal year 1998 funds for the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) Program.
 
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