Gainful Employment Redux

It does not take much effort to think of several iconic phrases to open this article, borrowing from the entertainment arena. How about, “I’m baaaack!”?  Or, maybe, “Second verse, same as the first!”?  (Well, pretty much….)  Yes, it is back.  And, yes, it is pretty...

ED’s Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs) on IFAP

DCL – GEN-14-22: December 18, 2014 – Apprenticeships and the Federal Student Aid Programs This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) highlights schools’ ability to use FSA programs to support apprenticeship programs as part of the Administration’s efforts to double the number...

ED’s 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook

This past quarter ED released new appendices to the Federal Student Aid Handbook for the first time.  While individual volumes within the FSA Handbook have had appendices, (e.g., Volume 3 and its appendices related to the various Pell Grant formulae), this is the...

ED’s Electronic Announcements (EAs) on IFAP

PROCESSING FOR 2015-2016 EA – Posted October 7, 2014 – (Application Processing).  2015-2016 ISIR Guide The 2015-2016 ISIR Guide was released with this announcement, which is an earlier release than has been historically the case.  The Guide is an extremely useful tool...

Important Reminders for Q1_2015

Action:  All results of verification for students selected in Verification Tracking Groups V4 and V5 must be reported within sixty (60) days of when the school requests the information from the student.  For FAME clients the reports will be submitted, however clients...