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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
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Information and Reporting Reminders for the Fiscal Operations Report for 2018–19 and Application to Participate for 2020–21 (FISAP)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2019-2020 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (August 2019)
  • - (Verification) Subject: 2020-2021 Verification Suggested Text Package
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Final FISAP Form, Instructions, Desk Reference, and Technical Reference for FISAP due by October 1, 2019 (Updated August 7, 2019)
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Information about the Reallocation Process, the 2018–19 Campus-Based Reallocation Form, and the Process to Request Supplemental Federal Work-Study Funds for 2019–20
  • - (General) Subject: Checking the Validity of a Student’s High School Completion
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Compliance with the 2016 State Authorization Regulations Questions and Answers
  • - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation for 2019–20 Award Year (Updated July 24, 2019)
  • - (General) Subject: Revision of Loan Reaffirmation Agreement
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020–2021 CPS Test System User Guide
  • - (Loans) Subject: HEAL Program Information - Maximum HEAL Program Interest Rates for Quarter Ending September 30, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: Information Request to Ensure Access to FSA Systems and Websites
  • - (General) Subject: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ALERT – Exploitation of Ellucian Banner System Vulnerability
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 EDE Technical Reference (Final)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Notice of the Updated Draft 2020-21 Federal Student Aid Application Materials
  • - (General) Subject: Invitation for Title IV Postsecondary Schools to Participate in the Payment Vehicle Account Program Pilot
  • - (General) Subject: Webinar for Experimental Sites Initiative’s Federal Work Study (FWS) Experiment
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Additional 2017–18 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout Information
  • - (General) Subject: Availability of Report on Best Practices for Financial Literacy and Education
  • - (General) Subject: Extension through September 23, 2019 of the priority consideration date for the FWS experiment under the Experimental Sites Initiative
  • - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #122 – Early Implementation of the Rescission of the Gainful Employment Rule
  • - (COD System) Subject: 2019–20 COD System Peak Processing Reminders
  • - (General) Subject: Independence Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (General) Subject: Reminder: Federal Student Aid System Access Changes for Professional Users
  • - (General) Subject: 2019 FSA Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals Registration and Housing Now Open
  • - (COD System) Subject: 2019–2020 COD Technical Reference (June 2019 Update)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (June 2019 Draft)

  • - (General) Subject: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Regulations Governing the Recognition of Accrediting Agencies and Other Topics
  • - (General) Subject: IRS Announces End to Faxing and Third-Party Mailings of Tax Transcripts
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 19.0
  • - (Grants) Subject: TEACH Grant Closeout Information for 2018–19 Award Year
  • - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #121 – Additional Guidance on Completing the 2019 GE Disclosure Template
  • - (General) Subject: Change of Address for Federal Student Aid’s Chicago Regional Office
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Availability of MyStudentData Download Guide for the 2020–21 FAFSA form
  • - (General) Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Operational Guidance for Direct Loan Origination Fee Change October 1, 2019
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Compliance with the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations Questions and Answers
  • - (General) Subject: FY 20 Sequester-Required Changes to the Title IV Student Aid Programs
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Notification of Campus-Based Funding for the 2019–20 Award Year
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Federal Perkins Loan Program – Delay of Revolving Fund Distribution of Assets
  • - (Loans) Subject: Interest Rates for Direct Loans First Disbursed Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement # 120 – Announcement of Applicable 2019 GE Compliance Dates
  • - (General) Subject: Correcting Historical Program-Level Enrollment Data for College Scorecard Metrics
  • - (General) Subject: Publication of Federal Register Notice Inviting Federal Work-Study Participating Postsecondary Educational Institutions to Participate in the Federal Work-Study Experiment Under the Experimental Sites Initiative
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Questions Regarding the Financial Responsibility Provisions of the 2016 Borrower Defense Regulations
  • - (General) Subject: Publication of Federal Register Notice Inviting Federal Work-Study Participating Postsecondary Educational Institutions to Participate in the Federal Work-Study Experiment Under the Experimental Sites Initiative
  • - (General) Subject: Invitation to Participate in the Second Chance Pell Experiment Under the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI)
  • - (General) Subject: Upcoming Federal Student Aid System Access Changes for Professional Users
  • - (General) Subject: Memorial Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (General) Subject: Additional Enhancements to the FSA ID
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 EDE Technical Reference (Spring Draft)
  • - (General) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #119 - Release of the 2019 GE Disclosure Template
  • - (General) Subject: Title IV Institutional Survey — Web Survey to Begin May 8, 2019
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Record Submission Due Date for 2017–18 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Updated Federal Perkins Loan Assignment and Liquidation Guide Now Available
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2019-2020 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (April 2019)
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Draft 2020–21 FISAP, Instructions, and Technical Reference
  • - (General) Subject: Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data Center
  • - (General) Subject: Recommendations: What Postsecondary Institutions Should Work to Avoid When Issuing Financial Aid Offers
  • - (Loans) Subject: HEAL Program Information - Maximum HEAL Program Interest Rates for Quarter Ending June 30, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: Recommendations: What Postsecondary Institutions Should Work to Avoid When Issuing Financial Aid Offers
  • - (Grants) Subject: 2018–19 Verification Reporting and Verification Status Code “W” Warning Message
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT—G5 System Outage April 24-29, 2019 – Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs
  • - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #118 – Distribution of Final GE Completers Lists and Draft GE Completers Lists Correction Results
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Notice of the Draft 2020–21 Federal Student Aid Application Materials
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: 2019-20 Final Funding Authorizations for the Campus-Based Programs
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2019-2020, Release 2.0
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: Program File Available for EDExpress 2018-2019, Release 3.0 to Resolve Pell Grant YTD Import Issue
  • - (General) Subject: IFAP Update – Upcoming Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website (Updated July 24, 2019 2019)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Upcoming Implementation of myFAFSA Enhancements (Updated March 29, 2019)
  • - (General) Subject: Upcoming Enhancements to the FSA ID (Updated March 29, 2019)
  • - (General) Subject: REMINDER–Annual DUNS Number Registration Renewal with System for Award Management Database
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: 2019–20 Federal Work-Study Program Community Service Waiver Requests
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Reminder of Valid Signature Rules for Printed FAFSA® Signature Pages
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Guidance Concerning Some Provisions of the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations
  • - (COD System) Subject: COD System Implementation for 2019–20 Award Year
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Determining the prorated amount of charges associated with a payment period
  • - (General) Subject: R2T4 Transition #3 – What to Expect for R2T4 in COD System in April 2019
  • - (Grants) Subject: First Pell Grant Administrative Cost Allowance Payments for 2018–19 Award Year
  • - (General) Subject: R2T4 Transition #2 – R2T4 User Access and User Roles in the COD System
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: 2017–18 Campus-Based Awards Closeout
  • - (General) Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update
  • - (Loans) Subject: FY 2016 Draft Cohort Default Rates Distributed February 25, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 2 – School Eligibility and Operations [2018-2019 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Resend Record to Matches Functionality Available in FAA Access to CPS Online to Streamline SAVE Third Step Verification Process
  • - (Grants) Subject: Operational Implementation Guidance – Federal Student Aid’s Implementation of 2019–20 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules
  • - (General) Subject: Washington's Birthday Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (Grants) Subject: Federal Pell Grant Program Reconciliation
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Direct Loan Closeout Information for 2017–18 Program Year
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2019-2020 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (February 2019)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2019-2020 CPS Test System User Guide (February 2019)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: CPS Resumes Selective Service System Match on January 31, 2019
  • - (Grants) Subject: TEACH Grant Reconsideration Process
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Tentative 2019–20 Funding Levels for the Campus-Based Programs
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Application for Participation in the Work Colleges Program
  • - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Reporting Student Loan Interest Payments for 2018
  • - (Loans) Subject: Revision of the Federal Student Loan Discharge Applications
  • - (Loans) Subject: Revision of the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Application and Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forbearance Request
  • - (General) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Temporary Closures of Federal Loan Servicing Centers Due to Hazardous Weather Conditions
  • - (Loans) Subject: HEAL Program Information - Maximum HEAL Program Interest Rates for Quarter Ending March 31, 2019
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Login Requirement for CPS Web Applications Demonstration System to be Removed on January 20, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: 2019-2020 College Financing Plan (Shopping Sheet)
  • - (General) Subject: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Revised Perkins Assignment Form and Instructions Now Available
  • - (Verification) Subject: Changes to 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Verification Requirements
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: CPS Processing Without Selective Service System Match During Partial Government Shutdown
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Reminder - Deadline for 2019-20 Underuse Penalty Waiver for the Campus-Based Programs is February 4, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outages on January 6 and 12, 2019
  • - (General) Subject: Impact of Partial Government Shutdown on FSA