Publication Date: September 19, 2008
2008-2009 Supplemental Campus-Based Awards
Summary: This letter provides information about supplemental campus-based awards for the 2008-2009 Award Year
Each year prior to September 30th, we use information collected on the Campus-Based Reallocation Form (ED Form E40-4P) to reallocate unexpended Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) program funds from the previous award year as supplemental allocations for the current award year. Accordingly, later this month we will distribute the supplemental campus-based awards for the 2008-2009 Award Year to schools that meet the required conditions for receipt of such funds. Because there were no new Perkins Loan funds appropriated for the 2007-2008 Award Year, there are no Perkins Loan funds available to be awarded through the supplemental award process.
The questions and answers that follow explain how the 2008-2009 supplemental award funds for each campus-based program were distributed and how schools will be notified of the supplemental awards.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q1: How are supplemental campus-based funds distributed?
A1: Supplemental campus-based awards are distributed in accordance with sections 413D(d), 442(d), and 462(i) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations at 34 CFR 673.4. In addition, a school must qualify for at least a minimum supplemental allocation of $1,000 in a program to receive funds for that program.
Supplemental Perkins Loan funds will not be awarded for the 2008-2009 Award Year because there were no new Perkins Loan funds appropriated for the 2007-2008 Award year.
Supplemental FSEOG funds were awarded to participating schools as follows:
We will award 100 percent of the available FSEOG funds to schools affected by the 2005 Gulf hurricanes that had a reduction in their allocation for the 2008-2009 Award Year due to a drop in enrollment in the 2006-2007 Award Year. As student enrollments are returning to pre-hurricane levels, the awarding of supplemental funds to these schools is a meaningful way to use the funds and continue our commitment to assist the students they serve.
Supplemental FWS funds were awarded to participating schools as follows:
We will award 100 percent of the available FWS funds to schools with a 2008-2009 fair share shortfall (final funding worksheet for FWS, line 28) that
|1)||Indicated on line 4 of the Campus-Based Reallocation Form (ED Form E40-4P) that they spent at least five percent of their total 2007-2008 FWS funds to compensate students employed as reading tutors of children or in family literacy activities as part of their community service activities; and |
|2)||Requested a supplemental 2008-2009 FWS allocation on line 5 of the Campus-Based Reallocation Form (ED Form E40-4P) to compensate students employed in community service jobs during the 2008-2009 Award Year (and not for any other purpose).|
Note: We will verify that a school did spend at least five percent of its total 2007-2008 FWS allocation to compensate students employed as reading tutors of children or in family literacy activities as part of its community service activities when we receive the school's FISAP due October 1, 2008. If a school received supplemental FWS funds for which it was not entitled, those funds will be deobligated.
Q2: How will we be notified that we received a supplemental campus-based award?
A2: In late September 2008, we will notify your school by e-mail if it received a supplemental award of campus-based funds. 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.
In the e-mail, we will inform your school that we have determined its supplemental funding for the 2008-2009 Award Year and that your school's Statement of Account on the eCB Web site reflects the supplemental award amount.
To access your school's Statement of Account, 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 "Statement of Account" bullet and click on the "2008-2009" link next to it.
Q3: Will any additional funds become available for the 2008-2009 Award Year?
A3: Other than funds distributed through the supplemental process, we do not anticipate that any additional unexpended campus-based funds from the previous award year will become available for the 2008-2009 Award Year. Therefore, please do not submit requests for further funding through the supplemental award process.
For additional information about the supplemental campus-based award process, contact the Campus-Based Call Center at 877/801-7168. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. (ET). You may also email CBFOB@ed.gov.
Director, Campus-Based Systems and Operations Division
Federal Student Aid