Warning, Deadlines are Closer than they Appear

2017-2018 Award Year Deadlines

  • The 2017-2018 Pell Award Year will officially close on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

  • 2017-2018 electronic or mailed ISIR corrections must be received at CPS by September 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm (Central Time).

  • Receipt of a FAFSA to be received by CPS was June 30, 2018 regardless of the method used.

  • Valid SAR must be received for all Title IV programs no later than the student’s last date of enrollments for the 17-18 award year, or September 22, 2018, whichever is earlier.

  • 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 2017-2018 award year or September 22, 2018, 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.

  • Valid SAR for Pell, SEOG, FWS, Perkins and Direct Loan (subsidized)-For late disbursement-the earlier of 180 days of the DOD or otherwise became ineligible, or September 22, 2018.

  • Enrollment Reporting: 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.

  • As announced in the Federal Register Notice “2018-2019 Award Year Deadline Dates for Campus-Based Programs,” the date by which a school must submit its 2019–20 FISAP electronically and mail in the required signature page is Monday, October 1, 2018.

You may access these publications by selecting the “iLibrary” link at the Information for Financial Aid Professionals Web site at: www.ifap.ed.gov.

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