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.

May/June 2015

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  • Overview Enhancements to FAFSA®
  • Spotlight on Training
  • FSA ID Additional Information
  • Federal Perkins Loan Service Cancellation Reimbursement
  • Direct Loan Program Closeout
  • Campus-based Funding for 2015-2016
  • Now Available!
  • Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #53—What is a Gainful Employment (GE) Program?
  • FY 2016 Sequester Required Changes to the Title IV Student Aid Programs
  • Citizenship and Immigration Status Documentation
  • Title IV Eligibility for Students Enrolled in an Eligible Career Pathway Program
  • Interest Rates for Direct Loans First Disbursed between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016

April 2015

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  • Loan Record Detail Report (LRDR) Import Tool
  • Spotlight on Training
  • Paper In-School Deferment Forms
  • Orange Book Published for 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016 Unusual Enrollment History Flag
  • Executive Memorandum on Loan Counseling Requirements
  • First Pell Grant Administrative Cost Allowance for 2014-2015 Award Year
  • Updated SAIG Software and Documentation
  • Sharing information on Educational Tax Benefits with Students and Families
  • Now Available!

March 2015

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  • Foreign Schools and NSLDS Enrollment Reporting
  • Spotlight on Training
  • Now Available!
  • Implementation of 2015-16 Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules
  • Third Party Servicer Data Form
  • 2015-16 Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Distribution of 2012 3-Year Cohort Default Rates
  • Adding or Changing Alien Registration Numbers
  • Designated Entities and FAFSA Completion Initiative

Februrary 2015

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  • Reaffirmation Agreement for Inadvertent Overborrowing
  • Spotlight on Training
  • FAFSA Completion Numbers
  • Employment Electronic Announcement #51
  • FSA ID Information
  • Fiscal Year 2012 3-Year Cohort Default Rate Calculations
  • Tentative 2015-2016 Funding Levels for the Campus-Based Programs
  • Now Available!
  • Updated Guidance on Making Direct Loan Refunds of Cash
  • Adverse Credit History Under the Direct PLUS Loan Program
  • Wind-down of the Federal Perkins Loan Program

January 2015

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  • TFA Information - Transition to Soft Tokens
  • Spotlight on Training
  • Program-Level Enrollment Reporting to NSLDS
  • Apprenticeships and the Federal Student Aid Programs
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Teacher Preparation
  • 2015-2016 Verification-Suggested Text and Availability of 2014 IRS Tax Information
  • Correction to Gainful Employment Final Regulations
  • Access Removed for Unconfirmed TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts
  • COD Announcements and Reminders
  • Now Available!
  • Special Allowance Rates for Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) Stafford and PLUS Loans

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