ChapterTitle: Completing the Verification Process
Section: Making Corrections
If a student's data needs correcting, you may have the student submit
the SAR for reprocessing without doing anything yourself. As
mentioned in the previous section, however, you may choose to
determine whether the errors fall within the tolerance so that you will
know in advance whether those errors will affect the student's award.
This section explains your options IF YOU WANT TO
RECALCULATE THE STUDENT'S EFC and not
AUTOMATICALLY have the student reprocess.
Correcting for the Federal Pell Grant Program
If a Federal Pell Grant applicant's data contains errors that do not fall
within the established tolerance, you have several options for
handling this situation.
If you have determined the errors either will not change or will
increase the scheduled award, you may pay the student based on the
original EFC; reprocessing is not required.
If the errors will increase the award, and you WISH TO PAY the
student based on the increase, the data must be corrected and
reprocessed. Corrections are made either on Part 2 of the SAR or
through the electronic corrections process. You may either withhold
payment until the reprocessed EFC is received or make a first
payment based on the original EFC, adjusting the second payment
upon receipt of the reprocessed EFC.
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If the student's scheduled award will decrease, the data must be
corrected and reprocessed, and you must withhold payment until you
receive the reprocessed EFC. (For details on first payments, see the
[[Pell corrections deadline]]
SUBMITTING A CORRECTION. To receive a Federal Pell Grant,
students must correct their application data through the CPS (i.e.,
through the EDE system or with a SAR through the original
processor). The processor must receive all corrections by AUGUST
15, 1997; no corrections will be accepted after this date. (The EDE
system deadline is the same; the school must transmit electronic
corrections by August 15, 1997.)
Deadline--Students' corrected data must be received by the
processor (through which they originally filed) by August 15, 1997.
(The same deadline applies to EDE corrections.)
CORRECTING FOR CAMPUS-BASED, DIRECT LOAN, AND
FEDERAL STAFFORD PROGRAMS
If a campus-based, Direct Loan, or Federal Stafford Loan applicant's
data are incorrect and the tolerance does not apply, you may choose
to recalculate the student's EFC by hand, use EDExpress software, or
use a need analysis servicer. Of course, you may require the student
to correct the application and submit it for reprocessing to the CPS.
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If recalculation shows the EFC is unchanged, you may award
campus-based aid or federal student loans based on the original EFC.
If recalculation changes the EFC, you may award campus-based aid
or federal student loans based on your recalculation, but you may be
liable for any overpayment that occurs because you incorrectly
recalculated the applicant's EFC.
As already mentioned, if you choose not to recalculate the EFC, you
may have the applicant correct the data and submit it for
reprocessing to the CPS.