2020-2021 Award Year Deadline Dates for Reports and Other Records Associated With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Programs, the Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program, 42365-42369 [2020-15142]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela James, 571–372–7574, or whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dd-dodinformation-collections@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Overseas Citizen Population Survey; OMB Control Number 0704– 0539. Type of Request: Renewal. Number of Respondents: 18,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 18,000. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 4,500 hours. Needs and Uses: The primary objective of the Overseas Citizen Population Survey (OCPS), conducted on behalf of FVAP, is to refine FVAP’s methodology for estimating the number of overseas U.S. civilians who are eligible to vote and who have registered and participated in the past. These estimates are then used to address the question of whether the registration and voting propensity of the overseas civilian population differs from that of comparable domestic or military populations. Subsequent to each Presidential election year, FVAP must report to Congress voter registration and participation rates for Uniformed Services voters and overseas citizens. Previous attempts to collect information on the overseas citizen population to identify and measure its voter registration and participation rates in Federal elections suffered from significant bias; this effort is focused on refining a well-established method to report voter registration and participation rates from a more welldefined subgroup of overseas civilians. Conducting this research will help FVAP meet its federal and congressional mandates in terms of reporting annually on its activities and overall voter registration and participation rates after each Presidential election. The data obtained through this study is also intended to provide insights into existing barriers to UOCAVA voting and recommendations for addressing these challenges. In 2018, data from the 2016 survey was used to identify the barriers DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 that overseas citizens face in requesting, casting and returning their ballots—and, along with the 2018 data, which is just becoming available, will help shape FVAP’s outreach to these voters in 2020 and beyond. The 2020 version of the OCPS will test awareness and efficacy of these efforts. The survey also identified that overseas voters are more likely to avail themselves of electronic options when requesting their ballots (compared to active duty military, who rely more often on postal mail). These results guided changes to the 2020 survey, which further probes this difference. Finally, the 2018 survey allows for a midterm-to-midterm comparison of the overseas voting experience from 2014 to 2018—and the 2020 version will permit a similar comparison to the 2016 presidential election. To obtain the necessary information, the OCPS will use data collected from a sample of registered overseas civilian voters in conjunction with previous country level estimates developed by FVAP research and establish a research method to assist FVAP in reporting voter registration and participation rates for the 2020 election. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Biennially. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. You may also submit comments and recommendations, identified by Docket ID number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, Docket ID number, and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dddod-information-collections@mail.mil. Dated: July 9, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2020–15181 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42365 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2020–2021 Award Year Deadline Dates for Reports and Other Records Associated With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Programs, the Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from applicants and institutions participating in certain Federal student aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), for the 2020–2021 award year. These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help pay their educational costs. DATES: Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Travis Sturlaugson, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street NE, Union Center Plaza, Room 113H3, Washington, DC 20202– 5345. Telephone: (202) 377–4174. Email: travis.sturlaugson@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal student aid programs (title IV, HEA programs) covered by this deadline date notice are the Pell Grant, Direct Loan, TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and campusbased (FSEOG and FWS) programs, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance numbers 84.007 FSEOG Program; 84.033 FWS Program; 84.063 Pell Grant Program; 84.268 Direct Loan Program; 84.379 TEACH Grant Program; 84.408 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program. Table A. 2020–2021 Award Year Deadline Dates by Which a Student Must Submit the FAFSA, by Which the Institution Must Receive the Student’s Institutional Student Information SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 42366 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices Record (ISIR) or Student Aid Report (SAR), and by Which the Institution Must Submit Verification Outcomes for Certain Students. Table A provides information and deadline dates for receipt of the FAFSA, corrections to and signatures for the FAFSA, ISIRs, and SARs, and verification documents. The deadline date for the receipt of a FAFSA by the Department’s Central Processing System is June 30, 2021, regardless of the method that the applicant uses to submit the FAFSA. The deadline date for the receipt of a signature page for the FAFSA (if required), corrections, notices of change of address or institution, or requests for a duplicate SAR is September 11, 2021. For all title IV, HEA programs, an ISIR or SAR for the student must be received by the institution no later than the student’s last date of enrollment for the 2020–2021 award year or September 18, 2021, whichever is earlier. Note that a FAFSA must be submitted and an ISIR or SAR received for the dependent student for whom a parent is applying for a Direct PLUS Loan. Except for students selected for Verification Tracking Groups V4 and V5, verification documents must be received by the institution no later than 120 days after the student’s last date of enrollment for the 2020–2021 award year or September 18, 2021, whichever is earlier. For students selected for Verification Tracking Groups V4 and V5, institutions must submit identity and high school completion status verification results no later than 60 days following the institution’s first request to the student to submit the documentation. For all title IV, HEA programs except for (1) Direct PLUS Loans that will be made to parent borrowers, and (2) Direct Unsubsidized Loans that will be made to dependent students who have been determined by the institution, pursuant to section 479A(a) of the HEA, to be eligible for such a loan without providing parental information on the FAFSA, the ISIR or SAR must have an official expected family contribution (EFC) and the ISIR or SAR must be received by the institution no later than the earlier of the student’s last date of enrollment for the 2020–2021 award year or September 18, 2021. For the two exceptions mentioned above, the ISIR or SAR must be received by the institution by the same dates noted in this paragraph but the ISIR or SAR is not required to have an official EFC. In accordance with 34 CFR 668.164(j)(4)(i), an institution may not make a late disbursement of title IV, HEA program funds later than 180 days VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 after the date of the institution’s determination that the student was no longer enrolled. Table A provides that, to make a late disbursement of Pell Grant, FSEOG, FWS, and Direct Subsidized Loans, an institution must receive a valid ISIR or valid SAR by the earlier of 180 days after its determination that the student was no longer enrolled, or September 18, 2021. Table B. Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Loan, and TEACH Grant Programs Deadline Dates for Disbursement Information by Institutions for the 2020–2021 Award Year or Processing Year. For the Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Loan, and TEACH Grant programs, Table B provides the earliest disbursement date, the earliest dates for institutions to submit disbursement records to the Department’s Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System, and deadline dates by which institutions must submit disbursement and origination records. An institution must submit Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Loan, and TEACH Grant disbursement records to COD, no later than 15 days after making the disbursement or becoming aware of the need to adjust a previously reported disbursement. In accordance with 34 CFR 668.164(a), title IV, HEA program funds are disbursed on the date that the institution: (a) Credits those funds to a student’s account in the institution’s general ledger or any subledger of the general ledger; or (b) pays those funds to a student directly. Title IV, HEA program funds are disbursed even if an institution uses its own funds in advance of receiving program funds from the Department. An institution’s failure to submit disbursement records within the required timeframe may result in the Department rejecting all or part of the reported disbursement. Such failure may also result in an audit or program review finding or the initiation of an adverse action, such as a fine or other penalty for such failure, in accordance with subpart G of the General Provisions regulations in 34 CFR part 668. Deadline Dates for Enrollment Reporting by Institutions In accordance with 34 CFR 674.19(f), 682.610(c), 685.309(b), and 690.83(b)(2), upon receipt of an enrollment report from the Secretary, institutions must update all information included in the report and return the report to the Secretary in a manner and format prescribed by the Secretary and within the timeframe prescribed by the PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Secretary. Consistent with the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Enrollment Reporting Guide, the Secretary has determined that institutions must report at least every two months. Institutions may find the NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals website at https:// ifap.ed.gov. Other Sources for Detailed Information We publish a detailed discussion of the FAFSA application process in the Application and Verification Guide volume of the 2020–2021 Federal Student Aid Handbook and in the 2020– 2021 ISIR Guide. Information on the institutional reporting requirements for the Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Loan, and TEACH Grant programs is included in the 2020–2021 Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Technical Reference. Also, see the NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide. You may access these publications by visiting the ‘‘iLibrary’’ at the Information for Financial Aid Professionals website at: https:// ifap.ed.gov/ilibrary. Additionally, the 2020–2021 award year reporting deadline dates for the Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs were published in the Federal Register on January 03, 2020 (85 FR 303). Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply: (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668. (2) Federal Pell Grant Program, 34 CFR part 690. (3) William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, 34 CFR part 685. (4) Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program, 34 CFR part 686. (5) Federal Work-Study Programs, 34 CFR part 675. (6) Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, 34 CFR part 676. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. 42367 Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a, 1070b–1070b–4, 1070g, 1070h, 1087a– 1087j; 42 U.S.C. 2751–2756b. Mark A. Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid. TABLE A—2020–2021 AWARD YEAR DEADLINE DATES BY WHICH A STUDENT MUST SUBMIT THE FAFSA, BY WHICH THE INSTITUTION MUST RECEIVE THE STUDENT’S INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION RECORD (ISIR) OR STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR), AND BY WHICH THE INSTITUTION MUST SUBMIT VERIFICATION OUTCOMES FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS Who submits? What is submitted? Where is it submitted? Student ....................... FAFSA—‘‘FAFSA on the Web’’ (original or renewal). Signature page (if required) ........................... An electronic FAFSA (original or renewal) .... Electronically to the Department’s Central Processing System (CPS). To the address printed on the signature page Electronically to the Department’s CPS using ‘‘Electronic Data Exchange’’ (EDE) or ‘‘FAA Access to CPS Online’’. To the address printed on the FAFSA ........... Electronically to the Department’s CPS ......... ......................................................................... To the address printed on the signature page. Electronically to the Department’s CPS using EDE or ‘‘FAA Access to CPS Online’’. To the address printed on the SAR ............... Student through an Institution. Student ....................... Student ....................... Student through an Institution. Student ....................... Student ....................... Student ....................... Student through CPS Student ....................... Student through CPS Student ....................... Student through CPS Student ....................... Institution .................... A paper original FAFSA ................................. Electronic corrections to the FAFSA using ‘‘Corrections on the Web’’. Signature page (if required) ........................... Electronic corrections to the FAFSA .............. Paper corrections to the FAFSA using a SAR, including change of mailing and email addresses and change of institutions. Change of mailing and email addresses, change of institutions, or requests for a duplicate SAR. A SAR with an official EFC calculated by the Department’s CPS, except for Parent PLUS Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans made to a dependent student under HEA section 479A(a), for which the SAR does not need to have an official EFC. An ISIR with an official EFC calculated by the Department’s CPS, except for Parent PLUS Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans made to a dependent student under HEA section 479A(a), for which the ISIR does not need to have an official EFC. Valid SAR (Pell Grant, FSEOG, FWS, and Direct Subsidized Loans). June 30, 2021. 1 September 11, 2021. June 30, 2021. 1 June 30, 2021. September 11, 2021.1 September 11, 2021. September 11, 2021.1 September 11, 2021. To the Federal Student Aid Information Center by calling 1–800–433–3243. September 11, 2021. To the institution ............................................. The earlier of: —The student’s last date of enrollment for the 2020–2021 award year; or —September 18, 2021.2 To the institution from the Department’s CPS. To the institution ............................................. Valid ISIR (Pell Grant, FSEOG, FWS, and Direct Subsidized Loans). Valid SAR (Pell Grant, FSEOG, FWS, and Direct Subsidized Loans). To the institution from the Department’s CPS. Valid ISIR (Pell Grant, FSEOG, FWS, and Direct Subsidized Loans). Verification documents ................................... To the institution from the Department’s CPS. Identity and high school completion verification results for a student selected for verification by the Department and placed in Verification Tracking Group V4 or V5. What is the deadline date for receipt? To the institution ............................................. To the institution ............................................. Electronically to the Department’s CPS using ‘‘FAA Access to CPS Online’’. Except for a student meeting the conditions for a late disbursement under 34 CFR 668.164(j), the earlier of: —The student’s last date of enrollment for the 2020–2021 award year; or —September 18, 2021.2 For a student receiving a late disbursement under 34 CFR 668.164(j)(4)(i), the earlier of: —180 days after the date of the institution’s determination that the student withdrew or otherwise became ineligible; or —September 18, 2021.2 The earlier of: 3 —120 days after the student’s last date of enrollment for the 2020–2021 award year; or —September 18, 2021.2 60 days following the institution’s first request to the student to submit the required V4 or V5 identity and high school completion documentation.4 1 The deadline for electronic transactions is 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on the deadline date. Transmissions must be completed and accepted before 12:00 midnight to meet the deadline. If transmissions are started before 12:00 midnight but are not completed until after 12:00 midnight, those transmissions do not meet the deadline. In addition, any transmission submitted on or just prior to the deadline date that is rejected may not be reprocessed because the deadline will have passed by the time the user gets the information notifying him or her of the rejection. 2 The date the ISIR/SAR transaction was processed by CPS is considered to be the date the institution received the ISIR or SAR regardless of whether the institution has downloaded the ISIR from its Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) mailbox or when the student submits the SAR to the institution. 3 Although the Secretary has set this deadline date for the submission of verification documents, if corrections are required, deadline dates for submission of paper or electronic corrections and, for Pell Grant applicants and applicants selected for verification, deadline dates for the submission of a valid SAR or valid ISIR to the institution must still be met. An institution may establish an earlier deadline for the submission of verification documents for purposes of the campus-based programs and the Direct Loan Program, but it cannot be later than this deadline date. 4 Note that changes to previously submitted Identity Verification Results must be updated within 30 days of the institution becoming aware that a change has occurred. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 42368 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices TABLE B—PELL GRANT, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SERVICE GRANT, DIRECT LOAN, AND TEACH GRANT PROGRAMS DEADLINE DATES FOR DISBURSEMENT INFORMATION BY INSTITUTIONS FOR THE 2020–2021 AWARD YEAR OR PROCESSING YEAR 1 Which program? What is submitted? Under what circumstances is it submitted? Where is it submitted? What are the deadlines for disbursement and for submission of records and information? Pell Grant, Direct Loan, TEACH Grant, and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant programs. An origination or disbursement record. The institution has made or intends to make a disbursement. To the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System using the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG); or to the COD System using the COD website at: https:// cod.ed.gov. Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and TEACH Grant programs. An origination or disbursement record. The institution has made a disbursement and will submit records on or before the deadline submission date. To COD using SAIG; or to COD using the COD website at: https:// cod.ed.gov. Direct Loan Program ........... An origination or disbursement record. The institution has made a disbursement and will submit records on or before the deadline submission date. To COD using SAIG; or to COD using the COD website at: https:// cod.ed.gov. Pell Grant and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant programs. A downward adjustment to an origination or disbursement record. It is after the deadline submission date. Pell Grant and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant programs. An origination or disbursement record. It is after the deadline submission date and the institution has received approval of its request for an extension to the deadline submission date. Requests for extensions to the established submission deadlines may be made for reasons including, but not limited to: (a) A program review or initial audit finding under 34 CFR 690.83; (b) A late disbursement under 34 CFR 668.164(j); or (c) Disbursements previously blocked as a result of another institution failing to post a downward adjustment. To COD using SAIG; or to COD using the COD website at: https:// cod.ed.gov. Via the COD website at: https://cod.ed.gov. TEACH Grant and Direct Loan programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM The earliest disbursement date is January 31, 2020. The earliest submission date for anticipated disbursement information is April 26, 2020. The earliest submission date for actual disbursement information is April 26, 2020, but no earlier than: (a) 7 calendar days prior to the disbursement date under the advance payment method or the Heightened Cash Monitoring Payment Method 1 (HCM1); or (b) The disbursement date under the reimbursement or the Heightened Cash Monitoring Payment Method 2 (HCM2). The deadline submission date 2 is the earlier of: (a) 15 calendar days after the institution makes a disbursement or becomes aware of the need to make an adjustment to previously reported disbursement data, except that records for disbursements made between January 31, 2020 and April 26, 2020 must be submitted no later than May 11, 2020; or (b) September 30, 2021. The deadline submission date 2 is the earlier of: (a) 15 calendar days after the institution makes a disbursement or becomes aware of the need to make an adjustment to previously reported disbursement data, except that records of disbursements made between October 1, 2019 and April 26, 2020, may be submitted no later than May 11, 2020; or (b) July 29, 2022. No later than September 30, 2026. The earlier of: (a) When the institution is fully reconciled and is ready to submit all additional data for the program and the award year; or (b) September 30, 2026. When the institution is fully reconciled and is ready to submit all additional data for the program and the award year. 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices 42369 TABLE B—PELL GRANT, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SERVICE GRANT, DIRECT LOAN, AND TEACH GRANT PROGRAMS DEADLINE DATES FOR DISBURSEMENT INFORMATION BY INSTITUTIONS FOR THE 2020–2021 AWARD YEAR OR PROCESSING YEAR 1—Continued Which program? Under what circumstances is it submitted? What is submitted? Pell Grant and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant programs. An origination or disbursement record. Pell Grant and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant programs. An origination or disbursement record. It is after the deadline submission date and the institution has received approval of its request for an extension to the deadline submission date based on a natural disaster, other unusual circumstances, or an administrative error made by the Department. It is after the deadline submission date and the institution has received approval of its request for administrative relief to extend the deadline submission date based on a student’s reentry to the institution within 180 days after initially withdrawing 3. Where is it submitted? What are the deadlines for disbursement and for submission of records and information? Via the COD website at: https://cod.ed.gov. The earlier of: (a) A date designated by the Secretary after consultation with the institution; or (b) February 1, 2022. Via the COD website at: https://cod.ed.gov. The earlier of: (a) 15 days after the student reenrolls; or (b) May 2, 2022. 1 A COD Processing Year is a period of time in which institutions are permitted to submit Direct Loan records to the COD System that are related to a given award year. For a Direct Loan, the period of time includes loans that have a loan period covering any day in the 2020–2021 award year. 2 Transmissions must be completed and accepted before the designated processing time on the deadline submission date. The designated processing time is published annually via an electronic announcement posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals website (https://ifap.ed.gov). If transmissions are started at the designated time, but are not completed until after the designated time, those transmissions will not meet the deadline. In addition, any transmission submitted on or just prior to the deadline date that is rejected may not be reprocessed because the deadline will have passed by the time the user gets the information notifying him or her of the rejection. 3 Applies only to students enrolled in clock-hour and nonterm credit-hour educational programs. Note: The COD System must accept origination data for a student from an institution before it accepts disbursement information from the institution for that student. Institutions may submit origination and disbursement data for a student in the same transmission. However, if the origination data is rejected, the disbursement data is rejected. [FR Doc. 2020–15142 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Reopening; Applications for New Awards; Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities— Parent Training and Information Centers Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On April 21, 2020, we published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Parent Training and Information Centers program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 84.328M. The NIA established a deadline date of June 22, 2020, for the transmittal of applications. This notice reopens the competition for five days. DATES: Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 20, 2020. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carmen Sanchez, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 5162, Potomac Center Plaza, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 Washington, DC 20202–5076. Telephone: (202) 245–6595. Email: Carmen.Sanchez@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 21, 2020, we published a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Parent Training and Information Centers program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 84.328M (85 FR 22153). We did not receive timely applications that met all of the applicable requirements in the NIA from eligible applicants to serve all States listed in the notice prior to the closing date. Therefore, we are reopening the competition to allow applicants to submit or resubmit applications that meet the requirements in the NIA, in order to ensure that parents in all States can be served by a Parent Training and Information Center. Note: This notice does not reopen the Parent Information and Training program competition, CFDA number 84.235F, published in the same NIA. Applicants that have already submitted applications under the FY 2020 Parent Training and Information PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Centers competition, CFDA 84.328M, are encouraged to review their applications and confirm that they have met all eligibility and other requirements contained in the NIA and the application package, which is available at www.grants.gov/web/grants/ view-opportunity.html?oppId=326384. Applicants may review two recorded webinars that discuss the application requirements at https:// osepideasthatwork.org/resourcesgrantees/informational-webinars-osepfunding-opportunities. Applicants that already submitted timely applications that meet all of the eligibility and other requirements do not have to resubmit their applications. If a new application is not submitted, the Department will use the application that was submitted before the June 22, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time deadline. Note: Applications that did not meet the submission deadline must be submitted to be considered for review. Note to Applicants: The NIA provides other information that applies to this competition. Specifically, the NIA identifies the requirements for applications submitted in response to the priority titled ‘‘Parent Training and Information Centers,’’ CFDA 84.328M, including the eligible entities, the States from which we are accepting E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


2020-2021 Award Year Deadline Dates for Reports and Other Records 
Associated With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), 
the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, 
the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Programs, the Federal Pell Grant (Pell 
Grant) Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) 
Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher 
Education (TEACH) Grant Program, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service 
Grant Program

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of 
documents and other information from applicants and institutions 
participating in certain Federal student aid programs authorized under 
title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), for the 
2020-2021 award year. These programs, administered by the U.S. 
Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to 
students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to 
help pay their educational costs.

DATES:  Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of 
this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Travis Sturlaugson, U.S. Department of 
Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street NE, Union Center 
Plaza, Room 113H3, Washington, DC 20202-5345. Telephone: (202) 377-
4174. Email: [email protected].
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-
877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal student aid programs (title IV, 
HEA programs) covered by this deadline date notice are the Pell Grant, 
Direct Loan, TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and 
campus-based (FSEOG and FWS) programs, Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance numbers 84.007 FSEOG Program; 84.033 FWS Program; 84.063 
Pell Grant Program; 84.268 Direct Loan Program; 84.379 TEACH Grant 
Program; 84.408 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program.
    Table A. 2020-2021 Award Year Deadline Dates by Which a Student 
Must Submit the FAFSA, by Which the Institution Must Receive the 
Student's Institutional Student Information

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Record (ISIR) or Student Aid Report (SAR), and by Which the Institution 
Must Submit Verification Outcomes for Certain Students.
    Table A provides information and deadline dates for receipt of the 
FAFSA, corrections to and signatures for the FAFSA, ISIRs, and SARs, 
and verification documents.
    The deadline date for the receipt of a FAFSA by the Department's 
Central Processing System is June 30, 2021, regardless of the method 
that the applicant uses to submit the FAFSA. The deadline date for the 
receipt of a signature page for the FAFSA (if required), corrections, 
notices of change of address or institution, or requests for a 
duplicate SAR is September 11, 2021.
    For all title IV, HEA programs, an ISIR or SAR for the student must 
be received by the institution no later than the student's last date of 
enrollment for the 2020-2021 award year or September 18, 2021, 
whichever is earlier. Note that a FAFSA must be submitted and an ISIR 
or SAR received for the dependent student for whom a parent is applying 
for a Direct PLUS Loan.
    Except for students selected for Verification Tracking Groups V4 
and V5, verification documents must be received by the institution no 
later than 120 days after the student's last date of enrollment for the 
2020-2021 award year or September 18, 2021, whichever is earlier. For 
students selected for Verification Tracking Groups V4 and V5, 
institutions must submit identity and high school completion status 
verification results no later than 60 days following the institution's 
first request to the student to submit the documentation.
    For all title IV, HEA programs except for (1) Direct PLUS Loans 
that will be made to parent borrowers, and (2) Direct Unsubsidized 
Loans that will be made to dependent students who have been determined 
by the institution, pursuant to section 479A(a) of the HEA, to be 
eligible for such a loan without providing parental information on the 
FAFSA, the ISIR or SAR must have an official expected family 
contribution (EFC) and the ISIR or SAR must be received by the 
institution no later than the earlier of the student's last date of 
enrollment for the 2020-2021 award year or September 18, 2021. For the 
two exceptions mentioned above, the ISIR or SAR must be received by the 
institution by the same dates noted in this paragraph but the ISIR or 
SAR is not required to have an official EFC.
    In accordance with 34 CFR 668.164(j)(4)(i), an institution may not 
make a late disbursement of title IV, HEA program funds later than 180 
days after the date of the institution's determination that the student 
was no longer enrolled. Table A provides that, to make a late 
disbursement of Pell Grant, FSEOG, FWS, and Direct Subsidized Loans, an 
institution must receive a valid ISIR or valid SAR by the earlier of 
180 days after its determination that the student was no longer 
enrolled, or September 18, 2021.
    Table B. Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct 
Loan, and TEACH Grant Programs Deadline Dates for Disbursement 
Information by Institutions for the 2020-2021 Award Year or Processing 
Year.
    For the Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct 
Loan, and TEACH Grant programs, Table B provides the earliest 
disbursement date, the earliest dates for institutions to submit 
disbursement records to the Department's Common Origination and 
Disbursement (COD) System, and deadline dates by which institutions 
must submit disbursement and origination records.
    An institution must submit Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service 
Grant, Direct Loan, and TEACH Grant disbursement records to COD, no 
later than 15 days after making the disbursement or becoming aware of 
the need to adjust a previously reported disbursement. In accordance 
with 34 CFR 668.164(a), title IV, HEA program funds are disbursed on 
the date that the institution: (a) Credits those funds to a student's 
account in the institution's general ledger or any subledger of the 
general ledger; or (b) pays those funds to a student directly. Title 
IV, HEA program funds are disbursed even if an institution uses its own 
funds in advance of receiving program funds from the Department.
    An institution's failure to submit disbursement records within the 
required timeframe may result in the Department rejecting all or part 
of the reported disbursement. Such failure may also result in an audit 
or program review finding or the initiation of an adverse action, such 
as a fine or other penalty for such failure, in accordance with subpart 
G of the General Provisions regulations in 34 CFR part 668.

Deadline Dates for Enrollment Reporting by Institutions

    In accordance with 34 CFR 674.19(f), 682.610(c), 685.309(b), and 
690.83(b)(2), upon receipt of an enrollment report from the Secretary, 
institutions must update all information included in the report and 
return the report to the Secretary in a manner and format prescribed by 
the Secretary and within the timeframe prescribed by the Secretary. 
Consistent with the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) 
Enrollment Reporting Guide, the Secretary has determined that 
institutions must report at least every two months. Institutions may 
find the NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide on the Information for 
Financial Aid Professionals website at https://ifap.ed.gov.

Other Sources for Detailed Information

    We publish a detailed discussion of the FAFSA application process 
in the Application and Verification Guide volume of the 2020-2021 
Federal Student Aid Handbook and in the 2020-2021 ISIR Guide.
    Information on the institutional reporting requirements for the 
Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Loan, and TEACH 
Grant programs is included in the 2020-2021 Common Origination and 
Disbursement (COD) Technical Reference. Also, see the NSLDS Enrollment 
Reporting Guide.
    You may access these publications by visiting the ``iLibrary'' at 
the Information for Financial Aid Professionals website at: https://ifap.ed.gov/ilibrary.
    Additionally, the 2020-2021 award year reporting deadline dates for 
the Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs were published in the 
Federal Register on January 03, 2020 (85 FR 303).
    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply:
    (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668.
    (2) Federal Pell Grant Program, 34 CFR part 690.
    (3) William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, 34 CFR part 685.
    (4) Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education 
Grant Program, 34 CFR part 686.
    (5) Federal Work-Study Programs, 34 CFR part 675.
    (6) Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, 34 CFR part 
676.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may 
access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of 
Federal Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. At this site you can view this 
document, as well as all other documents of this Department published 
in the Federal Register, in

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text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe 
Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a, 1070b-1070b-4, 1070g, 1070h, 
1087a-1087j; 42 U.S.C. 2751-2756b.

Mark A. Brown,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.

 Table A--2020-2021 Award Year Deadline Dates by Which a Student Must Submit the FAFSA, by Which the Institution
 Must Receive the Student's Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) or Student Aid Report (SAR), and by
                  Which the Institution Must Submit Verification Outcomes for Certain Students
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                                                                                          What is the deadline
           Who submits?                What is submitted?      Where is it submitted?       date for receipt?
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Student..........................  FAFSA--``FAFSA on the      Electronically to the     June 30, 2021. \1\
                                    Web'' (original or         Department's Central     ........................
                                    renewal).                  Processing System (CPS). September 11, 2021.
                                   Signature page (if         To the address printed
                                    required).                 on the signature page.
Student through an Institution...  An electronic FAFSA        Electronically to the     June 30, 2021. \1\
                                    (original or renewal).     Department's CPS using
                                                               ``Electronic Data
                                                               Exchange'' (EDE) or
                                                               ``FAA Access to CPS
                                                               Online''.
Student..........................  A paper original FAFSA...  To the address printed    June 30, 2021.
                                                               on the FAFSA.
Student..........................  Electronic corrections to  Electronically to the     September 11, 2021.\1\
                                    the FAFSA using            Department's CPS.        ........................
                                    ``Corrections on the      ........................  September 11, 2021.
                                    Web''.                    To the address printed
                                   Signature page (if          on the signature page.
                                    required).
Student through an Institution...  Electronic corrections to  Electronically to the     September 11, 2021.\1\
                                    the FAFSA.                 Department's CPS using
                                                               EDE or ``FAA Access to
                                                               CPS Online''.
Student..........................  Paper corrections to the   To the address printed    September 11, 2021.
                                    FAFSA using a SAR,         on the SAR.
                                    including change of
                                    mailing and email
                                    addresses and change of
                                    institutions.
Student..........................  Change of mailing and      To the Federal Student    September 11, 2021.
                                    email addresses, change    Aid Information Center
                                    of institutions, or        by calling 1-800-433-
                                    requests for a duplicate   3243.
                                    SAR.
Student..........................  A SAR with an official     To the institution......  The earlier of:
                                    EFC calculated by the                               --The student's last
                                    Department's CPS, except                             date of enrollment for
                                    for Parent PLUS Loans                                the 2020-2021 award
                                    and Direct Unsubsidized                              year; or
                                    Loans made to a                                     --September 18, 2021.\2\
                                    dependent student under
                                    HEA section 479A(a), for
                                    which the SAR does not
                                    need to have an official
                                    EFC.
Student through CPS..............  An ISIR with an official   To the institution from
                                    EFC calculated by the      the Department's CPS.
                                    Department's CPS, except
                                    for Parent PLUS Loans
                                    and Direct Unsubsidized
                                    Loans made to a
                                    dependent student under
                                    HEA section 479A(a), for
                                    which the ISIR does not
                                    need to have an official
                                    EFC.
Student..........................  Valid SAR (Pell Grant,     To the institution......  Except for a student
                                    FSEOG, FWS, and Direct                               meeting the conditions
                                    Subsidized Loans).                                   for a late disbursement
                                                                                         under 34 CFR
                                                                                         668.164(j), the earlier
                                                                                         of:
                                                                                        --The student's last
                                                                                         date of enrollment for
                                                                                         the 2020-2021 award
                                                                                         year; or
                                                                                        --September 18, 2021.\2\
Student through CPS..............  Valid ISIR (Pell Grant,    To the institution from
                                    FSEOG, FWS, and Direct     the Department's CPS.
                                    Subsidized Loans).
Student..........................  Valid SAR (Pell Grant,     To the institution......  For a student receiving
                                    FSEOG, FWS, and Direct                               a late disbursement
                                    Subsidized Loans).                                   under 34 CFR
                                                                                         668.164(j)(4)(i), the
                                                                                         earlier of:
                                                                                        --180 days after the
                                                                                         date of the
                                                                                         institution's
                                                                                         determination that the
                                                                                         student withdrew or
                                                                                         otherwise became
                                                                                         ineligible; or
                                                                                        --September 18, 2021.\2\
Student through CPS..............  Valid ISIR (Pell Grant,    To the institution from
                                    FSEOG, FWS, and Direct     the Department's CPS.
                                    Subsidized Loans).
Student..........................  Verification documents...  To the institution......  The earlier of: \3\
                                                                                        --120 days after the
                                                                                         student's last date of
                                                                                         enrollment for the 2020-
                                                                                         2021 award year; or
                                                                                        --September 18, 2021.\2\
Institution......................  Identity and high school   Electronically to the     60 days following the
                                    completion verification    Department's CPS using    institution's first
                                    results for a student      ``FAA Access to CPS       request to the student
                                    selected for               Online''.                 to submit the required
                                    verification by the                                  V4 or V5 identity and
                                    Department and placed in                             high school completion
                                    Verification Tracking                                documentation.\4\
                                    Group V4 or V5.
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\1\ The deadline for electronic transactions is 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on the deadline date. Transmissions
  must be completed and accepted before 12:00 midnight to meet the deadline. If transmissions are started before
  12:00 midnight but are not completed until after 12:00 midnight, those transmissions do not meet the deadline.
  In addition, any transmission submitted on or just prior to the deadline date that is rejected may not be
  reprocessed because the deadline will have passed by the time the user gets the information notifying him or
  her of the rejection.
\2\ The date the ISIR/SAR transaction was processed by CPS is considered to be the date the institution received
  the ISIR or SAR regardless of whether the institution has downloaded the ISIR from its Student Aid Internet
  Gateway (SAIG) mailbox or when the student submits the SAR to the institution.
\3\ Although the Secretary has set this deadline date for the submission of verification documents, if
  corrections are required, deadline dates for submission of paper or electronic corrections and, for Pell Grant
  applicants and applicants selected for verification, deadline dates for the submission of a valid SAR or valid
  ISIR to the institution must still be met. An institution may establish an earlier deadline for the submission
  of verification documents for purposes of the campus-based programs and the Direct Loan Program, but it cannot
  be later than this deadline date.
\4\ Note that changes to previously submitted Identity Verification Results must be updated within 30 days of
  the institution becoming aware that a change has occurred.


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  Table B--Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Loan, and TEACH Grant Programs Deadline Dates
        for Disbursement Information by Institutions for the 2020-2021 Award Year or Processing Year \1\
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                                                                                                 What are the
                                                                                                 deadlines for
                                                          Under what          Where is it      disbursement  and
         Which program?           What is submitted?   circumstances  is      submitted?       for submission of
                                                         it submitted?                           records  and
                                                                                                 information?
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Pell Grant, Direct Loan, TEACH    An origination or   The institution     To the Common       The earliest
 Grant, and Iraq and Afghanistan   disbursement        has made or         Origination and     disbursement date
 Service Grant programs.           record.             intends to make a   Disbursement        is January 31,
                                                       disbursement.       (COD) System        2020.
                                                                           using the Student  The earliest
                                                                           Aid Internet        submission date
                                                                           Gateway (SAIG);     for anticipated
                                                                           or to the COD       disbursement
                                                                           System using the    information is
                                                                           COD website at:     April 26, 2020.
                                                                           https://           The earliest
                                                                           cod.ed.gov.         submission date
                                                                                               for actual
                                                                                               disbursement
                                                                                               information is
                                                                                               April 26, 2020,
                                                                                               but no earlier
                                                                                               than:
                                                                                              (a) 7 calendar
                                                                                               days prior to the
                                                                                               disbursement date
                                                                                               under the advance
                                                                                               payment method or
                                                                                               the Heightened
                                                                                               Cash Monitoring
                                                                                               Payment Method 1
                                                                                               (HCM1); or
                                                                                              (b) The
                                                                                               disbursement date
                                                                                               under the
                                                                                               reimbursement or
                                                                                               the Heightened
                                                                                               Cash Monitoring
                                                                                               Payment Method 2
                                                                                               (HCM2).
Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan  An origination or   The institution     To COD using SAIG;  The deadline
 Service Grant, and TEACH Grant    disbursement        has made a          or to COD using     submission date
 programs.                         record.             disbursement and    the COD website     \2\ is the
                                                       will submit         at: https://        earlier of:
                                                       records on or       cod.ed.gov.        (a) 15 calendar
                                                       before the                              days after the
                                                       deadline                                institution makes
                                                       submission date.                        a disbursement or
                                                                                               becomes aware of
                                                                                               the need to make
                                                                                               an adjustment to
                                                                                               previously
                                                                                               reported
                                                                                               disbursement
                                                                                               data, except that
                                                                                               records for
                                                                                               disbursements
                                                                                               made between
                                                                                               January 31, 2020
                                                                                               and April 26,
                                                                                               2020 must be
                                                                                               submitted no
                                                                                               later than May
                                                                                               11, 2020; or
                                                                                              (b) September 30,
                                                                                               2021.
Direct Loan Program.............  An origination or   The institution     To COD using SAIG;  The deadline
                                   disbursement        has made a          or to COD using     submission date
                                   record.             disbursement and    the COD website     \2\ is the
                                                       will submit         at: https://        earlier of:
                                                       records on or       cod.ed.gov.        (a) 15 calendar
                                                       before the                              days after the
                                                       deadline                                institution makes
                                                       submission date.                        a disbursement or
                                                                                               becomes aware of
                                                                                               the need to make
                                                                                               an adjustment to
                                                                                               previously
                                                                                               reported
                                                                                               disbursement
                                                                                               data, except that
                                                                                               records of
                                                                                               disbursements
                                                                                               made between
                                                                                               October 1, 2019
                                                                                               and April 26,
                                                                                               2020, may be
                                                                                               submitted no
                                                                                               later than May
                                                                                               11, 2020; or
                                                                                              (b) July 29, 2022.
Pell Grant and Iraq and           A downward          It is after the     To COD using SAIG;  No later than
 Afghanistan Service Grant         adjustment to an    deadline            or to COD using     September 30,
 programs.                         origination or      submission date.    the COD website     2026.
                                   disbursement                            at: https://
                                   record.                                 cod.ed.gov.
Pell Grant and Iraq and           An origination or   It is after the     Via the COD         The earlier of:
 Afghanistan Service Grant         disbursement        deadline            website at:        (a) When the
 programs.                         record.             submission date     https://            institution is
                                                       and the             cod.ed.gov.         fully reconciled
                                                       institution has                         and is ready to
                                                       received approval                       submit all
TEACH Grant and Direct Loan                            of its request                          additional data
 programs.                                             for an extension                        for the program
                                                       to the deadline                         and the award
                                                       submission date.                        year; or
                                                      Requests for                            (b) September 30,
                                                       extensions to the                       2026.
                                                       established                            When the
                                                       submission                              institution is
                                                       deadlines may be                        fully reconciled
                                                       made for reasons                        and is ready to
                                                       including, but                          submit all
                                                       not limited to:.                        additional data
                                                      (a) A program                            for the program
                                                       review or initial                       and the award
                                                       audit finding                           year.
                                                       under 34 CFR
                                                       690.83;.
                                                      (b) A late
                                                       disbursement
                                                       under 34 CFR
                                                       668.164(j); or.
                                                      (c) Disbursements
                                                       previously
                                                       blocked as a
                                                       result of another
                                                       institution
                                                       failing to post a
                                                       downward
                                                       adjustment.

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Pell Grant and Iraq and           An origination or   It is after the     Via the COD         The earlier of:
 Afghanistan Service Grant         disbursement        deadline            website at:        (a) A date
 programs.                         record.             submission date     https://            designated by the
                                                       and the             cod.ed.gov.         Secretary after
                                                       institution has                         consultation with
                                                       received approval                       the institution;
                                                       of its request                          or
                                                       for an extension                       (b) February 1,
                                                       to the deadline                         2022.
                                                       submission date
                                                       based on a
                                                       natural disaster,
                                                       other unusual
                                                       circumstances, or
                                                       an administrative
                                                       error made by the
                                                       Department.
Pell Grant and Iraq and           An origination or   It is after the     Via the COD         The earlier of:
 Afghanistan Service Grant         disbursement        deadline            website at:        (a) 15 days after
 programs.                         record.             submission date     https://            the student
                                                       and the             cod.ed.gov.         reenrolls; or
                                                       institution has                        (b) May 2, 2022.
                                                       received approval
                                                       of its request
                                                       for
                                                       administrative
                                                       relief to extend
                                                       the deadline
                                                       submission date
                                                       based on a
                                                       student's reentry
                                                       to the
                                                       institution
                                                       within 180 days
                                                       after initially
                                                       withdrawing \3\.
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\1\ A COD Processing Year is a period of time in which institutions are permitted to submit Direct Loan records
  to the COD System that are related to a given award year. For a Direct Loan, the period of time includes loans
  that have a loan period covering any day in the 2020-2021 award year.
\2\ Transmissions must be completed and accepted before the designated processing time on the deadline
  submission date. The designated processing time is published annually via an electronic announcement posted to
  the Information for Financial Aid Professionals website (https://ifap.ed.gov). If transmissions are started at
  the designated time, but are not completed until after the designated time, those transmissions will not meet
  the deadline. In addition, any transmission submitted on or just prior to the deadline date that is rejected
  may not be reprocessed because the deadline will have passed by the time the user gets the information
  notifying him or her of the rejection.
\3\ Applies only to students enrolled in clock-hour and nonterm credit-hour educational programs.
Note: The COD System must accept origination data for a student from an institution before it accepts
  disbursement information from the institution for that student. Institutions may submit origination and
  disbursement data for a student in the same transmission. However, if the origination data is rejected, the
  disbursement data is rejected.

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