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(Grants) Subject: ACG, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, National SMART Grant, and Pell Grant 2010-2011 Award Year Processing Deadline

Posted Date:September 1, 2011

Author: William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: ACG, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, National SMART Grant, and Pell Grant 2010-2011 Award Year Processing Deadline

The Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) Program and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) Program regulations at 34 CFR 691.83(a) and the Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) Program regulations at 34 CFR 690.83(a) establish the deadline by which a school must submit student payment data each award year. The data must be submitted to the Department of Education (the Department) by September 30th following the end of the award year in which the ACG, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, National SMART Grant, or Pell Grant is made.

As required by regulations, and consistent with the “Notice of Deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from institutions and applicants for the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act”, the deadline for electronically transmitting ACG, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, National SMART Grant, and Pell Grant records for the 2010-2011 Award Year to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System is Friday, September 30, 2011. The notice was originally published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2011.

Note: In other Electronic Announcements posted on September 1, 2011, we provide comprehensive information related to activities and deadlines that coincide with the September 30, 2011 deadline for 2010-2011 ACG, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, National SMART Grant, and Pell Grant awards. These announcements are about the end of the Federal fiscal year and the 2010-2011 TEACH Grant Closeout deadline. Schools should also refer to these announcements to ensure that 1) all necessary reports are obtained and 2) all applicable 2010-2011 origination, disbursement, and change records are submitted and accepted prior to the outages.

As noted in the other announcements, all actual disbursements with a disbursement date from September 28, 2011 through October 3, 2011 must be received by the COD System no later than 10:00 A.M. (ET) on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, and subsequently accepted by the COD System, in order to generate the appropriate funding level increase prior to the G5 shutdown. The COD System will continue accepting 2010-2011 ACG, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, National SMART Grant, and Pell Grant award and disbursement data through the September 30, 2011 grant deadline. However, accepted disbursements will not result in funding increases in G5 if received after 10:00 A.M. (ET) deadline on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. These disbursements will be funded once G5 re-opens.

In an attachment to this announcement titled “ACG, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, National SMART Grant, and Pell Grant 2010-2011 Award Year Processing Deadline,” we provide comprehensive information related to the ACG, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, National SMART Grant, and Pell Grant 2010-2011 Award Year processing deadline.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this announcement or attachment, contact the COD School Relations Center at 800/474-7268. You may also e-mail CODSupport@acs-inc.com.

If you have questions about using EDExpress to run a comparison between an YTD Record and your school’s database, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 08/31/2011