2011 PHEAA Industry Bulletin

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This publication keeps you aware of announcements, industry trends, and changes to policies and procedures in the financial aid industry. We provide this free of charge to our partners in the higher education and financial aid communities.

PHEAA conducts its student loan servicing activities nationally as American Education Services (AES) and FedLoan Servicing.

2011 PHEAA Industry Bulletin

December 2011 (PDF)

  • Update on Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Application Processing
  • Gainful Employment Corner
  • Announcement! New Street Address for Mailing Paper Master Promissory Notes and Endorser Addenda
  • Reminder to Schools for Reporting Direct Loan Disbursements, Disbursement Adjustments and Refunds
  • Industry Calendar
  • Dear Colleague Letters
  • Foreign School Assessment Update
  • Federal Student Aid (FSA) Handbook Announcements
  • Upgrade Planned for the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) System
  • CFPB Requests Comments from Community
  • Indemnification Agreements
  • Comment Period Planned for NSLDS Enrollment and Gainful Employment Reporting Data Standards
  • Updated ISIR Guide Now Available

November 2011 (PDF)

  • U.S. Department of Education Issues an Urgent Call to Action to Address Fraud in Postsecondary Distance Education Programs
  • Model Financial Aid Offer Form
  • Renewal Reminder Letters for the 2012–2013 Year
  • 2012–2013 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools Now Available
  • Federal Register Notices of Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committees
  • Volume 3—Calculating Awards & Packaging (2011–2012 Federal Student Aid Handbook)
  • Written Agreements Between U.S. and Foreign Schools
  • 2012–2013 Summary Changes for the Application Processing System Guide
  • 2012–2013 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide Now Available
  • Deadline for Schools to Complete Account Validation Process with FSA Systems is December 16, 2011
  • Common Claim Return Reasons
  • U.S. Department of Education Announces the Special Direct Consolidation Loan
    (Short-Term Consolidation Opportunity)
  • Industry Calendar

October 2011 (PDF)

  • Default Reduction Assistance Program (DRAP)
  • Gainful Employment Corner
  • Special Allowance Rates for Quarter Ending September 30, 2011
  • COD System Update to Accept Single Disbursement Loans
  • Transfer of Federally-Owned Loans Scheduled for September through October
  • Foreign School Assessments
  • New Servicers Join the Federal Loan Servicer Team
  • Volumes 3, 4 and 5 of the 2011–2012 Federal Student Aid Handbook Now Available
  • Industry Calendar

September 2011 (PDF)

  • Compliance Spotlight: Gainful Employment—Debt Measures Final Rules (Part 3)
  • Loan Notes Has a New Name
  • Gainful Employment Corner
  • August and September Dear Colleague Letters
  • Updated 2011–2012 Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) Guide Now Available
  • 2012–2013 Expected Family Contribution Formula Guide Now Available
  • 2011–2012 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide Available
  • Program Integrity Information—Questions and Answers
  • Emergency Preparation
  • Documentation for One-Year Extensions for State Authorization
  • FY 2009 Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed
  • Revised: Reinstatement of Guarantee Form
  • Dates of Importance

August 2011 (PDF)

  • Compliance Spotlight: Gainful Employment—Debt Measures Final Rules (Part 2)
  • U.S. District Court Vacates 34 CFR 600.9(c) of State Authorization
  • Gainful Employment Corner
  • 2011–2012 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools
  • July and August Dear Colleague Letters
  • Submitting Claim Appeals to AES
  • Two Factor Authentication Required for All Foreign Schools Beginning October 1, 2011

July 2011 (PDF)

  • Compliance Spotlight: Gainful Employment—Debt Measures Final Rules (Part 1)
  • Update on the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Reminder: Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) Due by September 30, 2011
  • Social Security Number Changes and the Impact on Application Processing
  • Gainful Employment Corner
  • June and July Dear Colleague Letters
  • Special Allowance Rates for Stafford and PLUS Loans for the Quarter Ending June 30, 2011
  • Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Information
  • Reminder: Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Application Processing

June 2011 (PDF)

  • Compliance Spotlight: Federal Disclosure and Consumer Information—Navigating the Jungle
  • Campus Safety and Security Reporting
  • Gainful Employment Information
  • Electronically Signed Promissory Notes
  • May Dear Colleague Letters
  • Pennsylvania State Authorization Information

May 2011 (PDF)

  • Compliance Spotlight: Program Integrity—Ability to Benefit (Part 3)
  • Administration of Title IV Aid in Areas Affected by a Disaster
  • Corrections to Program Integrity Issues
  • April Dear Colleague Letters

April 2011 (PDF)

  • Compliance Spotlight: Program Integrity—Ability to Benefit (Part 2)
  • Update! Private Education Loans: Dodd-Frank Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
  • Special Allowance Rates for Stafford and PLUS Loans for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2011
  • March Dear Colleague Letters
  • Program Integrity—Misrepresentation

March 2011 (PDF)

  • Compliance Spotlight: Addressing Students that Never Enrolled or Failed to Begin Attendance
  • Program Integrity—Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Program Integrity—Repeated Coursework
  • Program Integrity—Ability to Benefit (Part 1)
  • 2010–2011 Application and Verification Guide Available

February 2011 (PDF)

  • Compliance Spotlight: Gainful Employment Regulations
  • Discharge Application: Total and Permanent Disability
  • Private Education Loans: Dodd-Frank Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
  • 2011–2012 FAFSA Now Available
  • 2011 Poverty Guidelines Published

January 2011 (PDF)

  • Compliance Spotlight: Inadvertent Overborrowing
  • Military Service Deferment/Post-Active Duty Student Deferment Request Form
  • Risk Based Pricing
  • Gainful Employment
  • Textbook Guidance
  • Special Allowance Rates for Stafford and PLUS Loans for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2010
  • Special Allowance Rates for Stafford and PLUS Loans for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2010

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