2013 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.

2013 PHEAA Industry Bulletin

November/December 2013 (PDF)

  • Spotlight on Training
  • Department Begins Contacting Borrowers About Repayment Options
  • Reminder: Update Applicants' E-mail Addresses by January 13, 2014
  • New Direct Consolidation Loan Process to Begin in 2014
  • Now Available! Suggested Text for 2014-15 Verification Process
  • Repayment Plan Information to be Shared Beginning January 2014
  • The U.S. Department of Education Extends Guidance on Accepting Alternative Documentation for 2013-14 Award Year Verification
  • Verification Reporting Requirement for 2014-15 FAFSA® Processing Year
  • Department Amends June 12, 2013 Announcement on Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Regulations
  • Gainful Employment - Electronic Announcement #46
  • TEACH Grant Reporting for 2012-13 Award Year
  • New Page Added to IFAP Web Site for 150 Percent Direct Subsidized Loan Limit Rule
  • Now Available!
  • Compliance Corner
  • Clarification on Assigning Pseudo SSNs to Pacific Islanders

October 2013 (PDF)

  • Spotlight on Training
  • Issue Identified with FAA Access to CPS Online Web Site
  • Fiscal Year 2014: Sequestration Changes to Title IV Student Aid Programs
  • Now Available!
  • Compliance Corner
  • Special Allowance Rates For FFELP Stafford and PLUS Loans

September 2013 (PDF)

  • Spotlight on Training
  • Reminder: Deadline to Submit FISAP is October 1, 2013
  • Update on Transfer of Loans from the Direct Loan Servicing Center (ACS) to Other Servicers
  • Prorating Subsidized Usage Periods for the 2013-14 Year
  • Activities and Deadlines Associated with the End of Federal Fiscal Year 2013
  • Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Post-Discharge Payment Refund and Notification to the Department
  • Compliance Corner
  • Reach FSA Telephone Number Now Available!
  • Now Available!
  • Interest Rate Information for the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve

July/August 2013 (PDF)

  • Spotlight on Training
  • Servicing of TEACH Grants Transitioned to FedLoan Servicing
  • Federal Loan Servicing Changes
  • Compliance Corner
  • Statement of Educational Purpose Now Available in Spanish
  • Now Available!
  • Voter Registration Form Requirements
  • Special Allowance Rates for Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) Stafford and Plus Loans

June 2013 (PDF)

  • Spotlight on Training
  • NCHER TPD Best Practices Q&A
  • Notice - Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
  • New Total and Permanent Disability Rules Effective July 1
  • Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
  • Modifications to Claim Form and Request for Reimbursement Due to Partial Discharge of Federal Consolidation Loan Form
  • Comment Period for Draft 2014-15 FSA Application Materials Ends July 5, 2013
  • Compliance Corner
  • Update on Reductions as a Result of Sequestration
  • Private Education Loan Application Self-Certification Form Renewed
  • Now Available! Variable Interest Rates for July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014
  • Reminder-Deadline for TEACH Grant Closeout Information

April/May 2013 (PDF)

  • Spotlight on Training
  • Correction: March 2013 PHEAA Industry Bulletin Article
  • State Authorization - Effective Date Pushed Back to July 1, 2014
  • Negotiated Rulemaking Hearings
  • Military Service Deferment/Post-Active Duty Student Deferment and SCRA Request Forms Released for Comment
  • New Contact Information for FSA Student Loan Ombudsman
  • Reconsideration for Denied PLUS Loan Applicants
  • Compliance Corner
  • Changes to Fields that Capture Parental Information on the FAFSA
  • Making Direct Loan Refunds of Cash
  • Clarification: Packaging/Repackaging Title IV Student Aid
  • Now Available!
  • 2014-15 FISAP to be Available August 1, 2013
  • Loan Counseling Modules on StudentLoans.gov
  • IBR/Pay As You Earn/ICR Request Form
  • Special Allowance Rates for Stafford and PLUS Loans for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2013
  • Required Reductions Resulting from Sequestration

March 2013 (PDF)

  • Spotlight on Training
  • Changes to Total and Permanent Disability Discharge, Effective July 1, 2013
  • Suggested Text for 2013-14 Verification Worksheets
  • Availability of Data Retrieval Tool
  • Federal Student Aid Partners with the Internal Revenue Service to Promote Services
  • Now Available!
  • Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Tentative 2013-14 Funding Levels for Campus-Based Programs
  • Payment and Disbursement Schedule for 2013-14 Federal Pell Grants
  • FAFSA Completion Numbers for Class of 2013 Published
  • Deadline: Direct Loan Closeout Information for 2011-12 Program Year
  • 2013-14 Work Colleges Program
  • Comments Requested for Federal Perkins Loan Program Regulations
  • Changes to Exit Counseling

January 2013 (PDF)

  • Spotlight on Training
  • Fiscal Cliff Delays Availability of Tax Data
  • Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan
  • Electronic Income-Based Repayment, Pay As You Earn, and Income-Contingent Repayment Request
  • Electronic Version of the Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note Now Available
  • Compliance Corner
  • Gainful Employment
  • Notice: Incorrect Field Adjustment in 2013-2014 EDE Technical Reference
  • Federally-Owned Loan Transfer Planned
  • Now Available: Updated NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide
  • Changes to Dear Colleague Letters Beginning January 2013
  • Distribution of 2013-2014 FAFSA Renewal Reminders
  • Special Allowance Rates for Stafford and PLUS Loans for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2012

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