Archive for the Dear Colleague Letters Category

2019-2020 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System Guide

Posted Date: September 17, 2018 Author: Federal Student Aid Subject: 2019-2020 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System Guide We are pleased to announce the posting of the 2019-2020 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System guide. This guide provides information about changes and enhancements […]

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Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #117 – Gainful Employment Reporting for 2017–18

Posted Date: August 24, 2018 Author: Federal Student Aid Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #117 – Gainful Employment Reporting for 2017–18 This Electronic Announcement reminds institutions of the requirement to submit gainful employment (GE) program data for the 2017–18 Award Year to the National Student Loan Data […]

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The FAFSA® Form is Going Mobile

Posted Date: July 24, 2018 Author: Federal Student Aid Subject: The FAFSA® Form is Going Mobile Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce that beginning this summer, students and parents will have two ways to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form; a redesigned […]

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Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #110 – Release of the 2018 GE Disclosure Template

Posted Date: January 19, 2018 Author: Office of Postsecondary Education Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #110 – Release of the 2018 GE Disclosure Template We are announcing the release of the 2018 Gainful Employment (GE) Disclosure Template. Institutions will have until April 6, 2018 to update disclosures […]

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Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #109 -Updated Appeal Status Information on FSA Data Center

Posted Date: November 22, 2017 Author: Federal Student Aid Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #109 -Updated Appeal Status Information on FSA Data Center We have updated the final Debt Measure Year 2015 Gainful Employment (GE) Debt-to-Earnings (D/E) rates information that is available on the Federal Student Aid Data […]

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Changes to 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Verification Requirements

Publication Date: April 24, 2017 DCL ID: GEN-17-04 Subject: Changes to 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Verification Requirements Summary: This letter provides information about changes we are making to certain aspects of the FAFSA® verification requirements as a result of the recent suspension of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. […]

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COD Processing Update published by the Department on 7/8/2016

Dear Clients & Colleagues – Here is the link to the COD Processing Update published by the Department on 7/8/2016. There are 7 items addressed in the attached 4-page Update. Only 2 of them are significant for current funding schedules from Tuesday, July 19th to Tuesday, July […]

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Recent additions to the “Information for Financial Aid Professionals” (IFAP) website

Dear Client: Federal Student Aid (FSA) is pleased to provide you with recent additions to the “Information for Financial Aid Professionals” (IFAP) website http://www.ifap.ed.gov.   New additions for the week of July 10 – July 16, 2016:   EFC FORMULA GUIDE  – July 14, 2016 Subject:   2017-2018 […]

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Letters & Announcements

Policy and operational guidance for participants in the Title IV federal student aid programs: Dear Colleague Letters Electronic Announcements Foreign School Update

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