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(Loans) Subject: FY 2009 Official Cohort Default Rates Release Scheduled for September 12, 2011

Posted Date:August 30, 2011

Author: Katrina Turner, Director, Operations Performance Division, Federal Student Aid

Subject: FY 2009 Official Cohort Default Rates Release Scheduled for September 12, 2011

On September 12, 2011, we plan to release the FY 2009 Official Cohort Default Rates to all eligible schools. After we release the official rates, we will post an Electronic Announcement on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

All schools, both domestic and foreign, enrolled in the Electronic Cohort Default Rate (eCDR) process will receive their FY 2009 Official Cohort Default Rate and accompanying documentation electronically via their Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) mailbox. Any school not enrolled in the eCDR process may download their cohort default rate and accompanying documentation from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) via the NSLDS Professional Access Web site.

Any school that did not have a borrower in repayment, during the current cohort default rate period or any of the past cohort default periods, will not receive a FY 2009 Official Cohort Default Rate notification package. These schools are considered to have no cohort default rate data and no default rate.

Important Note: Some schools have a small number of borrowers entering repayment. At other schools, only a small portion of the student body takes out student loans. In such cases, the cohort default rate should be interpreted with caution.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the FY 2009 Official Cohort Default Rates, contact us by e-mailing fsa.schools.default.management@ed.gov or by calling the Operations Performance Division Hotline at 202/377-4259.

Last Modified: 08/29/2011