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(Grants) Subject: Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and Pell Grant 2011-2012 Award Year Processing Deadline

Posted Date:September 6, 2012

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

Subject: Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and Pell Grant 2011-2012 Award Year Processing Deadline

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 October 1st following the end of the award year in which the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant or Pell Grant is made.

As required by regulations, and consistent with the “Notice of Applications, Reports, and Other Records for the 2011-2012 Award Year: Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, etc.,” the deadline for electronically transmitting Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and Pell Grant records for the 2011-2012 Award Year to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System is Monday, October 1, 2012. The notice was originally published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2012.

Note: In other Electronic Announcements posted on September 6, 2012, we provide comprehensive information related to activities and deadlines that coincide with the October 1, 2012 deadline for 2011-2012 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and Pell Grant awards. These announcements are about the end of the Federal fiscal year and the 2011-2012 TEACH Grant Closeout deadline. Schools should also refer to these announcements to ensure that 1) all necessary reports are obtained and 2) all applicable 2011-2012 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, 2012 through October 2, 2012 must be received by the COD System no later than 9:00 A.M. (ET) on Friday, September 28, 2012, 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 2011-2012 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and Pell Grant award and disbursement data through the October 1, 2012 grant deadline. However, accepted disbursements will not result in funding increases in G5 if received after 9:00 A.M. (ET) deadline on Friday, September 28, 2012. These disbursements will be funded once G5 re-opens.

In an attachment to this announcement titled “Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and Pell Grant 2011-2012 Award Year Processing Deadline,” we provide comprehensive information related to the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and Pell Grant 2011-2012 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: 09/05/2012