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2019 Electronic Announcements

  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Guidance related to Federal Work Study (FWS) recipients affected by California wildfires or power outages
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: No CPS Processing on December 24, 2019 Due to Presidential Executive Order
  • - (General) Subject: Section 117 of the Higher Education Act
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 2 – School Eligibility and Operations [2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (General) Subject: Reminder: TFA Tokens Must Not Be Shared by Multiple FSA User IDs
  • - (COD System) Subject: 2019–20 COD System Peak Processing Reminders
  • - (General) Subject: Access Removed for Unconfirmed TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Designation as a Title III or Title V Institution and Waiver of the Non-Federal Share Requirement for FWS and FSEOG for the 2020–21 Award Year (Updated January 15, 2020)
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Reconciliation
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages December 21, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: Next Gen FSA Website Consolidation
  • - (General) Subject: Christmas and New Year's Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours (Updated December 19, 2019)
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Publication of the TEACH Grant Program and Faith-based Entities Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
  • - (COD System) Subject: COD School Testing for the 2020–21 Award Year
  • - (COD System) Subject: 2020–2021 COD Technical Reference
  • - (Verification) Subject: 2020-2021 FAFSA Verification-IRS Tax Return Transcript Matrix
  • - (General) Subject: Availability of Updated NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide (November 2019)
  • - (General) Subject: Implementation of School Notice Requirements Under the 2016 Borrower Defense Regulations
  • - (General) Subject: Liabilities Associated with Closed School Discharges
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Informed Borrowing Confirmation: Modification of Approved Master Promissory Note Confirmation Processes – Operational Impacts to Schools and Preliminary COD System Information
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 4 – Processing Aid and Managing FSA Funds [2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (General) Subject: College Scorecard Metrics by Field of Study
  • - (General) Subject: Reminder: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by December 13, 2019 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems
  • - (General) Subject: Title IV Aid Disbursement Reporting, Excess Cash, and Reconciliation Requirements
  • - (General) Subject: Thanksgiving Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (November 2019 Final)
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: ISSUE ALERT: Microsoft Update Causing EDExpress Login Error
  • - (General) Subject: Issuance of Dear CPA Letter CPA-19-01, Amendment to September 2016 Audit Guide, Guide for Audits of Proprietary Schools and For Compliance Attestation Engagements of Third-Party Servicers Administering Title IV Programs – Student Information Security
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Federal Perkins Loan Program Cash on Hand Update due December 13, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages November 15-18, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: 2019 Federal Student Aid Training Conference (FSATC) for Financial Aid Professionals - Housing Closing and Upcoming Updates
  • - (General) Subject: Single Audit Submission Requirements for Fiscal Years Ending Within Calendar Year 2019 and Future Fiscal Years
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 6 – Campus Based Programs [2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Revised Policy for Standard Term Length
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-21 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (November 2019)
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Publication of Accreditation Regulations
  • - (General) Subject: Veterans Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (COD System) Subject: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0d Now Available
  • - (General) Subject: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by December 13, 2019 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT—G5 System Outage November 20-25, 2019 – Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs
  • - (General) Subject: Additional Information Regarding Federal Student Aid Systems User Access Issue
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Formula Guide (October 2019 Update)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020–21 fafsa.gov and myFAFSA Preview Presentations
  • - (General) Subject: ISSUE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Systems User Access Issue and Resolution
  • - (Loans) Subject: HEAL Program Information – Maximum HEAL Program Interest Rates for Quarter Ending December 31, 2019
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: SAVE Instructions for U.S. Department of Education (School) Users Version 3.0 Available
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Perkins Loan Program – Federal Perkins Loan Revolving Fund Distribution of Assets and Timelines for 2019–20
  • - (General) Subject: 2020–21 FAFSA® Email Campaign Launch
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Availability of 2020-21 CPS Web Applications Demonstration (Web Demo) System and 2020-21 CPS Mainframe Test System
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System Guide
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020–21 SAR and SAR Acknowledgement Mock-Ups
  • - (General) Subject: Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data Center
  • - (General) Subject: Columbus Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: The 2020–21 FAFSA® Form and myStudentAid Mobile App are Now Available
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2020-2021, Release 1.0
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outage on October 6, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outage on October 6, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: Pre-Conference Training for New Financial Aid Administrators on Dec. 2, 2019
  • - (Loans) Subject: National Default Rate Briefings for FY 2016 Official Cohort Default Rates
  • - (Loans) Subject: FY 2016 Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 23, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: 2019 Federal Student Aid Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals Session Titles, Descriptions, and Agenda Posted
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (September 2019 Draft)
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Federal Perkins Loan Program – Assignment of Federal Perkins Loans in Default for Two or More Years
  • - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #123 – Gainful Employment Reporting for 2018–19
  • - (General) Subject: Upcoming Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website on August 18, 2019 (Updated August 19, 2019)
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Distribution of Assets from the Perkins Loan Revolving Fund and Reimbursement for Perkins Service Cancellations
  • - (General) Subject: End of Federal Fiscal Year 2019 – Impact on Funds Availability for Campus-Based, Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, TEACH Grant, and Direct Loan Programs (G5 and COD System)
  • - (Grants) Subject: Additional TEACH Grant Closeout Information for 2018–19 Award Year
  • - (Grants) Subject: Pell Grant and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant 2018–19 Award Year Processing Deadline
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 5 – Withdrawals and the Return of Title IV Funds [2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: 2020-2021 College Financing Plan
  • - (General) Subject: Revision of the Income-Driven Repayment Application
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: Testing of Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System with EDESuite PC Products
  • - (General) Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Reminder: FISAP due October 1, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 3 - Calculating Awards and Packaging [2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Unofficial Publication of the Institutional Accountability Final Regulations
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Formula Guide
  • - (General) Subject: Labor Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (Grants) Subject: Second Pell Grant Administrative Cost Allowance Payments for 2018–19 Award Year
  • - (Grants) Subject: Third and Final Pell Grant Administrative Cost Allowance Payments for 2017–18 Award Year

  • - (General) Subject: Deferment for Cancer Treatment for Direct Loan, FFEL, and Perkins Loan Program Borrowers
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Information about Subsidized Usage Limit Applies (SULA) Calculation Updates Made in the COD System July 26-28, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: IFAP Update – Upcoming Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website on August 18, 2019
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: 2019–20 Supplemental Campus-Based Funds
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 ISIR Guide
  • - (General) Subject: Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data Center
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 1 - Student Eligibility [2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (General) Subject: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ALERT – Exploitation of Ellucian Banner System Vulnerability – Update #1
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2019-2020, Release 3.0