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(CB-08-01) Tentative 2008-2009 Funding Levels for the Campus-Based Programs

Publication Date: January 17, 2008

DCL ID: CB-08-01

Tentative 2008-2009 Funding Levels for the Campus-Based Programs

Dear Colleague:

Your school's tentative funding levels and corresponding worksheets for the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and/or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs for the award period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 will be posted to the eCampus-Based (eCB) Web site by February 1, 2008. These tentative funding levels are determined in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the regulations for the Campus-Based programs.

Note that in accordance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (P.L. 110-161) there will be no funds available for new Federal Capital Contributions (FCC) for the Perkins Loan Program for the 2008-2009 Award Year.

Attached to this letter is an explanation of the calculation of each tentative funding level contained in the worksheet for each program. We will notify your school by e-mail when its tentative funding levels and worksheets are available on the eCB Web site. We will send this e-mail to your school's Financial Aid Administrator, as provided in your school's most recently submitted Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) or as updated via the "Contact Info" page on the eCB Web site.

To access your school's worksheets, log in to the eCB Web site, select the "Self-Service" link from the top navigation bar, and scroll to the "Campus-Based Notifications for All Available Award Years" section. Then, scroll to the "Tentative Funding Levels" bullet and select the "2008-2009" link next to it. Please review your school's worksheets carefully.

Final awards for the 2008-2009 Award Year will be posted to the eCB Web site by April 1, 2008.

Reductions In Allocation Funding Levels Due To Prior Year Underuse

In accordance with sections 413D(d)(2), 442(d)(2), and 462(i)(4) of the HEA, if a school returns more than 10 percent of its Perkins Loan, FWS, or FSEOG allocation, respectively, for an award year, the allocation for the second succeeding award year for that program is reduced by the dollar amount returned from the earlier year. Your school can determine if its 2008-2009 funding level was reduced because of the underuse of 2006-2007 funding by reviewing the worksheet lines labeled "Under Used Percentage" and "Allocation Reduction." The law also provides that the Secretary can waive the underuse penalty for a school if its enforcement would be contrary to the interests of the affected Campus-Based program. A request for a waiver of any 2008-2009 Award Year penalty for the underuse of 2006-2007 Award Year funds should be submitted to the Department of Education (the Department) using the eCB Web site's FISAP process (Part II, Section C and the Additional Information screens). Requests must be submitted no later than February 8, 2008.

Additional Locations Not Eligible As Of October 1, 2007 Must Be Eligible By March 1, 2008

Schools were permitted to include data in the Fiscal Operations Report for 2006-2007 and the Application to Participate for 2008-2009 for students enrolled in additional locations that had not yet received eligibility determinations by the October 1, 2007 FISAP submission date. If a school does not receive an eligibility letter and Program Participation Agreement from the Department by March 1, 2008 for the newly listed locations, it must submit revised FISAP data using the eCB Web site no later than March 7, 2008. The school's revision must remove all data pertaining to students enrolled at the ineligible locations.

Please review the 2008-2009 tentative funding worksheets carefully. For additional information about tentative funding levels, contact the Campus-Based Call Center, at 877/801-7168. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M - 8:00 P.M. (ET). You may also e-mail


Sherlene McIntosh
Director, Campus-Based Systems and Operations Division
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 01/16/2008