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2020 Electronic Announcements

  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 ISIR Guide
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Update on Required CARES Act Quarterly Reporting
  • - (General) Subject: The Federal Student Aid Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals in 2020 is Going Virtual! Dec. 1-4, 2020
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: ADDITIONAL regulatory flexibilities related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • - (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
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: Availability of the MyStudentData Download Guide for the 2021–22 FAFSA form
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Additional 2018–19 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout Information
  • - (General) Subject: Employment Opportunity - Management and Program Analyst (Policy) (GS-0301-14)
  • - (General) Subject: Next Gen FSA – StudentAid.gov Website Enhancements Starting June 2020
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Operational Guidance for Direct Loan Origination Fee Change Oct. 1, 2020
  • - (General) Subject: Title IV Institutional Survey — Web Survey to Begin June 29, 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 CPS Test System User Guide
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2021-2022 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (June 2020 Draft)
  • - (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
  • - (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
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Secretary DeVos Delivers $6 Billion in Additional Grant Funding to Support Continued Education at America’s Colleges, Universities
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement – Operational Guidance for Schools and Additional COD System Information
  • - (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: Financial Responsibility and eZ-Audit Reporting Requirements
  • - (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)
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement – Preliminary Implementation in Late April 2020, Borrower Completion Requirement Delayed until 2021
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: 2020–21 Final Funding Authorizations for the Campus-Based Programs
  • - (General) Subject: Implementation of 2020 CIP Codes in Federal Student Aid Systems
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: 2020–21 Federal Work-Study Program Community Service Waiver Requests
  • - (General) Subject: Issuance of Dear CPA Letter CPA-20-01, Site Visit Exemption During COVID-19 Outbreak
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: CPS Reprocessing on March 10, 2020 for 2019-20 Application and Correction Records with Blank DHS Match Results
  • - (General) Subject: Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update
  • - (OPE Announcements) Subject: Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Updated June 16, 2020)
  • - (Grants) Subject: Operational Implementation Guidance – Federal Student Aid’s Implementation of 2020–21 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules
  • - (Grants) Subject: First Pell Grant Administrative Cost Allowance Payments for 2019–20 Award Year
  • - (General) Subject: Enforcement of Cybersecurity Requirements under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • - (Loans) Subject: FY 2017 Draft Cohort Default Rates Distributed February 24, 2020
  • - (General) Subject: Next Gen FSA – Additional StudentAid.gov Website Features Starting February 2020
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: 2018–19 Campus-Based Awards Closeout
  • - (General) Subject: Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data Center
  • - (Loans) Subject: New Form for Forgery Loan Discharge Process for ED-held Loans
  • - (General) Subject: Washington’s Birthday Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (General) Subject: IFAP Update –Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website Implemented (Updated February 12, 2020)
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020–21 FAFSA® Winter Email Campaign
  • - (General) Subject: IFAP Update – Upcoming Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website on February 9, 2020
  • - (Direct Loans) Subject: Direct Loan Closeout Information for 2018–19 Program Year
  • - (Application Processing) Subject: 2020-2021 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (February 2020)
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Tentative 2020–21 Funding Levels for the Campus-Based Programs
  • - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Reporting Student Loan Interest Payments for 2019
  • - (General) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Temporary Closures of Federal Loan Servicing Centers Due to Hazardous Weather Conditions
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Application for Participation in the Work Colleges Program
  • - (Grants) Subject: Federal Pell Grant Program Reconciliation
  • - (Loans) Subject: HEAL Program Information - Maximum HEAL Program Interest Rates for Quarter Ending March 31, 2020
  • - (Campus-Based) Subject: Reminder - Deadline for 2020-21 Underuse Penalty Waiver for the Campus-Based Programs is February 3, 2020
  • - (General) Subject: Renewal of Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form for use by institutions and private education loan lenders
  • - (General) Subject: Renewal of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA): Interest Rate Limitation Request
  • - (General) Subject: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • - (General) Subject: Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data Center