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2020 Electronic Announcements

  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021–22 Application and ISIR Test Files and 2021–22 Comment Code Text
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, and the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet for Question 23
  • - (Grants) Subject: Pell Grant and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant 2019–20 Award Year Processing Deadline
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages Sept. 13 and Sept. 19–20, 2020
  • - (General) Subject: End of Federal Fiscal Year 2020 – Impact on Funds Availability for Pell Grant, Campus-Based, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, TEACH Grant, and Direct Loan Programs (G5 and COD System)
  • - (Grants) Subject: Additional TEACH Grant Closeout Information for 2019–20 Award Year
  • - (General) Subject: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ALERT – Active Ransomware Campaign Targeting Education Institutions
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: 2020–21 Supplemental Campus-Based Funds
  • - (General) Subject: 2020 Virtual Federal Student Aid Training Conference: Request for Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) Questions
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: Updated EDESuite Operating System Requirements Begin with EDExpress 2021–2022, DL Tools Release 21.0
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 4 – Processing Aid and Managing FSA Funds [2020-2021 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021–22 fafsa.gov Preview Presentation
  • - (General) Subject: Labor Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (Grants) Subject: Third and Final Pell Grant Administrative Cost Allowance Payments for 2018–19 Award Year
  • - (Grants) Subject: Second Pell Grant Administrative Cost Allowance Payments for 2019–20 Award Year
  • - (General) Subject: Updated deadlines for flexibilities related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • - (General) Subject: Fraud in Postsecondary Distance Education Programs (fraud rings) Reporting Change
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: EDExpress for Windows 2021–2022 Packaging Technical Reference
  • - (General) Subject: New Document Center for Program Compliance Documents
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System Guide
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Formula Guide
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Fiscal Operations Report for 2019–20 and Application to Participate for 2021–22 (FISAP) Reporting Instructions and Additional Flexibilities Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020–2021 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (August 2020)
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – SAIG Outage July 31–Aug. 1, 2020
  • - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation Information for COD System Changes to Support the CARES Act
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 EDE Technical Reference (July 2020 Update)
  • - (Grants) Subject: 2019–20 Verification Reporting and Verification Status Code "W" Warning Message
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 5 - Withdrawals and the Return of Title IV Funds [2020-2021 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (Loans) Subject: Email Reminder About COVID-19 Relief Measures to In-School Borrowers July 27–31, 2020
  • - (General) Subject: Volume 1 – Student Eligibility [2020-2021 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021–2022 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide
  • - (General) Subject: Electronic Submission of Financial Statements and Compliance Audits for All Schools and Other Entities
  • - (General) Subject: OMB Approval of the Loan Rehabilitation Income and Expense Information Form, 1845-0120
  • - (Loans) Subject: HEAL Program Information – Maximum HEAL Program Interest Rates for Quarter Ending Sept. 30, 2020
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Possible Intermittent COD Website Outages on July 16 and July 21, 2020
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 ISIR Guide
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: ADDITIONAL regulatory flexibilities related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • - (General) Subject: The Federal Student Aid Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals in 2020 is Going Virtual! Dec. 1-4, 2020
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Update on Required CARES Act Quarterly Reporting
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Reminder of Alternative Acceptable Documentation to Complete for IRS Verification of Non-Filing (VNF) and Form W-2; Increase in Professional Judgments due to COVID-19
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Information about the Reallocation Process, the 2019–20 Campus-Based Reallocation Form, and the Process to Request Supplemental Federal Work-Study Funds for 2020–21
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Additional 2018–19 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout Information
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Availability of the MyStudentData Download Guide for the 2021–22 FAFSA form
  • - (General) Subject: Employment Opportunity - Management and Program Analyst (Policy) (GS-0301-14)
  • - (General) Subject: Title IV Institutional Survey — Web Survey to Begin June 29, 2020
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Operational Guidance for Direct Loan Origination Fee Change Oct. 1, 2020
  • - (General) Subject: Next Gen FSA – StudentAid.gov Website Enhancements Starting June 2020
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Notification of Campus-Based Funding for the 2020–21 Award Year
  • - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation for 2020–21 Award Year
  • - (General) Subject: FY 21 Sequester-Required Changes to the Title IV Student Aid Programs
  • - (General) Subject: Reminder to report ownership/control by, and contracts/gifts from, foreign sources
  • - (General) Subject: Independence Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (June 2020 Draft)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 CPS Test System User Guide
  • - (General) Subject: Employment Opportunity - Supervisory Program Specialist (GS-0301-15)
  • - (COD System) Subject: 2020–21 COD System Peak Processing Reminders
  • - (COD System) Subject: 2020–2021 COD Technical Reference (June 2020 Update)
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 20.0
  • - (General) Subject: Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Final FISAP Form, Instructions, Desk Reference, and Technical Reference for 2021–22 FISAP
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 EDE Technical Reference (Final)
  • - (Grants) Subject: TEACH Grant Closeout Information for 2019–20 Award Year
  • - (General) Subject: Application and Verification Guide [2020-2021 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • - (General) Subject: Complete 2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook with Active Index
  • - (General) Subject: New Call Center Hours for COD School Relations Center Effective May 26, 2020
  • - (General) Subject: Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data Center
  • - (General) Subject: 2020–21 FAFSA® Spring Campaign
  • - (General) Subject: Memorial Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Interest Rates for Direct Loans First Disbursed Between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: UPDATED Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Updated June 16, 2020)
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Record Submission Due Date for 2018–19 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (Updated Sept. 1, 2020)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 EDE Technical Reference (Spring Draft)
  • - (General) Subject: REMINDER–Annual DUNS Number Registration Renewal with System for Award Management Database
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-21 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (May 2020)
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Secretary DeVos Delivers Nearly $1.4 Billion in Additional CARES Act Relief Funds to HBCUs, Minority Serving Institutions, and Colleges and Universities Serving Low-Income Students
  • - (General) Subject: Next Gen FSA – Additional StudentAid.gov Website Features Starting April 2020

  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Revised Master Promissory Notes for Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans (Paper Versions)
  • - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2020-2021, Release 2.0
  • - (Loans) Subject: Availability of Guide for Financial Statement Audits and Compliance Attestation Engagements of Guaranty Agency Servicers Administering the Federal Family Education Loan Program
  • - (General) Subject: FY 2017 Cohort Default Rate Deadline Modification and Update on Federal Work-Study Community Service Waivers Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • - (Loans) Subject: HEAL Program Information – Maximum HEAL Program Interest Rates for Quarter Ending June 30, 2020
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement – Operational Guidance for Schools and Additional COD System Information
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Secretary DeVos Delivers $6 Billion in Additional Grant Funding to Support Continued Education at America’s Colleges, Universities
  • - (General) Subject: Financial Responsibility and eZ-Audit Reporting Requirements (Updated on 8/20/2020)
  • - (COD System) Subject: COD System Implementation for 2020–21 Award Year
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Secretary DeVos Rapidly Delivers More Than $6 Billion in Emergency Cash Grants for College Students Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak
  • - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outage on April 12, 2020 (Updated April 8, 2020)
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: UPDATED Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • - (COD System) Subject: 2020–2021 COD Technical Reference (March 2020 Update)