2020-2021 Federal Student Aid Handbook Errata and Updates

The errata and updates below are items that were amended after the initial files were posted to the web. For updates to the previous edition of the Federal Student Aid Handbook, see the introduction section contained within each volume. For questions about the Handbook contents, you can contact the Schools Publications staff at: fsaschoolspubs@ed.gov.

Application and Verification Guide

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Updated Files Posted June 12, 2020

We changed the section heading to "Individuals who can’t get a VNF letter."

Chapter 4, P. AVG-98

Updated Files Posted June 12, 2020

We removed the last sentence on the page because it referenced outdated guidance regarding the use of professional judgment for persons receiving unemployment benefits.

Chapter 5, P. AVG-125

Volume 1 - Student Eligibility

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Updated Files Posted October 5, 2020

Under the heading "SAP new/conflicting information requirements," we clarified the requirements for when a school may recalculate a student’s prior SAP evaluation and disburse Title IV aid based on grade changes.

Chapter 1, P. 1-22

Published: 03/28/2021