In a Jan. 28, 2021 Electronic Announcement, we informed schools of tentative 2021–22 funding levels for the Campus-Based programs. We now announce that final 2021–22 Campus-Based programs funding worksheets and the 2021–22 Statement of Account for each of the Campus-Based programs have been posted to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) website.
A school's 2021–22 final funding authorization for each of the Campus-Based programs is based on the applicable statutory formula and on the amount of funds appropriated by Congress for that program. A school will not receive a 2021–22 final funding authorization amount for a Campus-Based program that is in excess of its request for funds made for that program on the Fiscal Operations Report for 2019–20 and Application to Participate for 2021–22 (FISAP) that the school previously submitted to the Department of Education (the Department).
On Dec. 27, 2020, the President signed H.R. 133, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021" (P.L. 116-260), which appropriated $1,190,000,000 for the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program and $880,000,000 for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program for the 2021–22 Award Year.
The total 2021–22 federal funds available for allocation to schools under the FWS and FSEOG programs are as follows:
Total Federal Funds Appropriated for Allocation to Schools
Note: The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), authorizes the Secretary to award up to 10% of the FWS appropriation that exceeds $700 million in a manner other than the applicable statutory formula. To preserve this authority for the 2021–22 Award Year, the total amount of FWS funds available for allocation to schools has been reduced by $23,993,200. The Department will award this additional FWS funding to schools that are participating in the FWS experiment under the Experimental Sites Initiative that was announced in the Federal Register notice published on May 23, 2019.
How the Campus-Based Awards for a School are Determined
A school's final funding level for each of the Campus-Based programs is determined in accordance with provisions of the HEA, and by the implementing regulations at 34 CFR Part 673. The final funding worksheets posted on the COD website will show the information that was used in the calculation of each school's 2021–22 Campus-Based allocations.
Automatic Waivers of Reductions in 2021–22 Allocation Funding Levels due to 2019–20 Underuse
In accordance with sections 413D(d)(2) and 442(d)(2) of the HEA, if a school returns more than 10% of its FWS or FSEOG allocation 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.
However, as explained in the Aug. 3, 2020 Electronic Announcement, underuse penalty reductions will not be applied on any 2021–22 FWS or FSEOG allocations for any schools due to the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. Schools were not expected nor required to submit the underuse waiver request within the COD website that was due Feb. 1, 2021.
Notification of 2021–22 Campus-Based Allocations
In addition to this announcement, individual schools will be notified by email that the 2021–22 Campus-Based allocation information has been posted to the COD website. Emails are sent to the school’s Financial Aid Administrator, as provided in the school’s most recently submitted FISAP or the FAA listed on the "Contact Info" page in the Campus-Based section of the COD website. This email will advise the school that it can access its 2021–22 Campus-Based allocation information for each Campus-Based program in which the school participates in the school's 2021–22 Statement of Account or Final Funding Worksheets posted on the COD website. To access both documents:
- Log in to the COD website
- From the School tab, select “Campus-Based” from the left navigation menu
- Select the "Self-Service" link from the left navigation menu, then “Notifications”
- Select the 2021–22 Application Year from the drop-down menu to view the Statement of Account and Final Award Worksheet
Attached to this announcement is an explanation of the calculation of the final funding authorization contained in the worksheet for each program.
Reallocation of Additional Campus-Based Funds for the 2021–22 Award Year
All Campus-Based funds available for the 2021–22 Award Year, minus the funds reserved for the experiment referenced above, have been allocated in this final Campus-Based allocation process. However, some schools may qualify for supplemental 2021–22 Campus-Based funds based upon a reallocation of funds not spent by institutions from 2020–21 allocations. Specific information on the reallocation process and the electronic application for requesting additional funds will be provided in subsequent communications.
For additional information about 2021–22 Campus-Based allocations, contact the COD School Relations Center at 1-800-848-0978. You may also email CODSupport@ed.gov.